Tuesday 5th March was an exciting day for Team Mintridge, as we returned for our second Bronze netball Programme this year at Bishop’s Stortford College, with our fantastic Saracens Mavericks Superleague netball Ambassador, Georgia Lees.
With a busy afternoon planned, Georgia went straight into her midcourt masterclass with the U18 A and B squads. After an attacking focused warm up the seniors were sent off in small groups to practice attacking movement and ball placement drills. It was great to see the students working hard to read off each other and force the defence wide, before attacking the edge of the circle. From here Georgia slowly developed the isolated practices into to a full court game, working on all the skills from the start of the afternoon. The girls worked extremely hard on interchanging the attack through the court and ensuring the court is balanced as much as possible. As one of the best centre court players in the Superleague at the moment, Georgia made the seniors think hard about their choice of movement.
As the first session drew to a close, the A and B squads had the chance to ask Georgia any questions they had and take team photos with her. This was the perfect opportunity for the girls to use the Mintridge Twitter frame and photo boards to add to their photos and memories of the session. We loved the personal messages the girls wrote on the whiteboards and especially the big thank you they gave to Georgia at the end of the session.
We were very pleased that the U18 C and D squads joined us for the second session of the day. The girls were extremely enthusiastic to start their session with Georgia and got straight into a game based warm up. The seniors then split into small groups to work on attacking movement and driving onto the edge of the circle. With some expert tips from Georgia, the groups then came together to play a full court game, to draw the session to a close. Before the seniors finished their session they also had the chance to pose for photos with Georgia and each student received a signed autograph card to take away.
If you would like to see the photos from the day, please contact the staff at Bishop’s Stortford College.
Take a look at the video from the day at our YouTube channel here:https://youtu.be/dWfpBgP3h4k
Thank you so much to the staff and students at Bishop’s Stortford College for welcoming Team Mintridge and Georgia back for another great session of netball.
We look forward to working with you again soon.