Valley Road School High Five netball team were crowned winners at the Oxfordshire School Games Tournament. The team attended the tournament at the fantastic new Community Arena in Oxford city, after a run of wins at local and district competitions.
The Tournament got off to flying start for Valley Road with a 6-0 victory over Millbrook School. The shooting partnership of Amelia Hanson and Jem Mcallister impressed all on lookers. The next match provided another flurry of goals from the shooters Christain Oswold and Edward Roy leading to a 9-2 victory over Burford Primary. Some tight defence from Poppy Priestley and Katie Knight and some excellent centre court play from Della Luke, saw the team through their group matches into the final undefeated.
The final was against a very strong and talented Benson Primary School team, who Valley Road had met at previous tournaments. It was a very close final with Valley Road having much of the possession in the first half, but being unable to secure their goals. Benson went into the lead but the sterling defence from Bronte Pye meant their shooting options were limited. Valley Road’s solid team play managed to push through to a 3- 2 victory at the final whistle.
Congratulations on an exceptional team effort.
Team Members – Christain Oswold, Bronte Pye, Amelia Hanson, Katie Knight, Della Luke, Poppy Priestley, Jem Mcallister and Edward Roy