Lessons from Our Netball Days
by Hannah Ng (S4L)
This is my second year in the U16 Netball team but it is certainly a new experience to be leading Juniors for the first time this year. It is an honour to represent the U16 Netball as their captain, and move together as a whole, no matter how we place in the tournament.
Our first match as a team did not go as we hoped. We were devastated at our loss to King George V, but unlike the other team, we were playing together for the first time, and had a long break before the game. Although it was hard, we looked for the positives – forming a stronger bond and understanding each other better.
Every game is a new lesson. We learned that we didn’t not communicate as best as we could and are still developing our individual skills. Most importantly, we realised that winning or losing are both important. They both teach us something. And we had fun doing it. Despite our losses, we cheered, applauded and encouraged each other.
Our netball team is a relatively small team compared to the other sports teams in school. Most of the time, we had barely enough numbers for a game. However, we’ve learned to adapt to playing different positions and persevere to the end of the match. Mostly, we learned to accept the results of any match, how to give positive feedback, and not blame one another.
Every member of the team is committed, and we have managed our busy schedule for the numerous matches that may clash with our activities outside of school. Each teammate is deeply valued and appreciated. Each one, talented, humble and positive.
I am looking forward to a memorable and fruitful year with the U16 Netball girls, our teachers – Ms Or, Ms Lo and Ms Lall and our coach, Iris.
So proud to be part of the team.