Cold and rain can't dampen spirits at annual pre-season netball tournament

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 December 2018

Action from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Action from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

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It may have been miserable and cold weather-wise but the action on court was positively tropical at the pre-season netball event for Hatfield primary schools.

Action from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The tournament attracted four schools to De Havilland’s Travellers Lane base, with St Philip Howard, Green Lanes and Countess Anne joining the hosts.

Action from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

And the rain and the wind didn’t dampen the players’ spirit and determination as throughout the afternoon, spectators were treated to some great shooting together with dynamic movement across court, accurate passing and perfect footwork skills.

Action from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The highest amount of goals scored during the afternoon came from Green Lanes scoring a total of 16 across their three matches double the amount of any other.

Action from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

De Havilland, St Philip Howard and Countess Anne tried hard to defend a fantastic attacking Green Lanes outfit who remained faultless throughout.

Action from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

And it was enough for them to claim their first win since the pre-season tournament began three years ago.

De Havilland Primary School at the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOODe Havilland Primary School at the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

A spokeswoman said: “A huge thank you to our two umpires, Kelly and Liz from St Philip Howard and Green Lanes, who also battled the elements to make the tournament a great success.

St. Philip Howard Catholic Primary School at the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOSt. Philip Howard Catholic Primary School at the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

“We hope to see more teams competing in our end of season event on March 26, 2019.”

Action from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Action from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Action from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Action from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOAction from the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Countess Anne Church of England Primary School at the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOCountess Anne Church of England Primary School at the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Green Lanes Primary School at the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOGreen Lanes Primary School at the Hatfield Primary Schools Netball Tournament 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

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