Meet the girls’ football team.
This was their first match and for some their first experience of the game. Although they did not manage to score any goals, they had some great attempts.
Olivia said that she managed to get past a few defenders and just missed scoring a goal – the ball hit the goal post.
Libby said that she had been successful tackling and had many shots at the goal.
As the match went on the girls gained lots of team knowledge and have looked at where they play best.
Mia is an excellent goalie because she uses her hands and the space well – Libby and Lara have good goalie potential too.
Issabella and Libby are good defenders.
Chloe has good marking skills and plays best upfront; she makes good use of her voice – communicating all the time.
Grace, Layla-May, Sofia and Lara have excellent passing skills and play well as midfielders.
Olivia played centre and got some valuable advice from Miss Bland – use a light tap to get the ball to your team, instead of kicking it hard out onto the pitch.
Jess will be joining the team and feels that midfielder will suit her best.
The girls reflected upon their first match, gave each other valuable feedback and are now determined to improve their game. They have arranged for some training, during lunchtimes, with Miss Bland and are hoping that an after school club will be available in the future – watch this space!