Story: Louise Johnson
I am a pupil at Pye Bank School. I recently joined the girls’ netball team for something to do after school. At first I didn’t like it but after a few sessions of practice I began to feel that I was enjoying it.
We have played home games and away games – recently we had an away match with Sheffield High Girls School. We played two games. The score for the first game was 8-5.
We lost the second game but we came very close to winning – the score was 6- 5 – we lost by one point! We still played very well.
Our school pitch is not marked out although we practice once a week. If the pitch was marked out properly, we could perhaps have more practice at lunchtimes.
I noticed that some other schools have more facilities for sport. Maybe if Pye Bank had better facilities for sport, we could be with hard practice one of the best netball teams. All the team is very keen to improve on their skills and need support and commitment from both school and parents.
Perhaps with a marked out pitch and more support from parents and school this could be really good for our school and the Burngreave area.
My mother helped a lot since she saw us play a match at school (we can’t get rid of her now). When she was young she was good at netball herself and was team captain for a long time.
Miss Harrison, Miss Jones and Mr Belgrave were also a big help. Without them all we would not play as well as we do.