Queen’s ready to net title
CHAMPIONS Queen’s College (QC) are confident of holding on to their title when they meet Springer Memorial in today’s final of the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Netball League Under-13 Competition at the Netball Stadium.
“We are simply here to win,”?QC coach Bryan Holder told NATION SPORT. “The girls went through all the rounds, late practices and in-depth training so we are set to take back home the Championship.”
Springer Memorial’s coach Julie Phillips said anything was possible with her students.
“I just want them to stick to the things we practised and don’t get too nervous,” she said. “In all I just want them to enjoy themselves while they are playing . . . .
“Under-13 is only the beginning and there are still things that they have to learn about the game, so for now, I just want them to enjoy it.”
Part of their preparation leading up to the finals included playing matches during their practice sessions.
Phillips said: “I also try to get the girls in the right frame of mind when it comes to focusing on the court. However, one of the major problems that I am facing as a coach is getting the girls to want the ball and be aggressive, but we are working on it.”
The Lester Vaughan School and Coleridge and Parry will contest the third-place play-off.
Both Springer Memorial and Queen’s College are also in today’s semi-finals of the Under-15 tournament.
Springer Memorial will play The Lester Vaughan School and Queen’s College will take on Graydon Sealy.
The finals of the Under-15 tournament will be held on Thursday at the same venue. (SH)