The U13s took part in the South Suffolk Schools Netball Tournament on Thursday where they played six competitive matches. RHS played Ipswich School B team first and had a convincing win of 12-0. Some excellent shooting from Beth Carnell secured the final score. RHS played St Albans in the second round and again had a strong win of 10-0. Excellent play by George Nicholls and Emily Fretwell bringing the ball through court assisted RHS in the score line. RHS played a very good defensive game against Farlingaye, with Annie Tavainavesi and Libby Parker keeping their shooters from scoring any more than two goals. Annie Paddon linked in well with shooters Holly Folkard-Smith and Tilly Arulampalam to make the final score 12-2.
The final three rounds of the tournament were going to be the toughest. RHS had to play against a well-drilled Woodbridge side but the team did not collapse under the pressure. Consistent play from Millie Salter and Tor Williams allowed the team to stay in control of the game and finish with a final score of 8-2. RHS then faced Ipswich School A team who had played well in the tournament so far. Annie Tavainavesi worked hard at GK to put pressure on the shooters, restricting them to only scoring 3 goals. Tilly Arulampalam shot well from all ranges and RHS secured a win of 8-3. The final game was against Ipswich High School. Having lost to them in a match the previous week the team knew it would be a tough game. RHS started strong and Libby Parker took an interception which was converted and put RHS in the lead. Beth Carnell and George Nicholls played in the second half of the game and delivered a solid performance playing quick netball that Ipswich High could not keep up with. Solid shooting from Beth saw the final score end 8-4.
After an excellent afternoon of netball the girls were announced winners of the South Suffolk Schools Netball Tournament. Well done to all players involved.