On December 5, the Warwick SHS Specialist Netball Program hosted a Fever Cup carnival at Warwick stadium for Year 7, 8 and 9 netballers.
Over 250 players and 27 teams from the following schools attended the carnival; Atwell College, Darling Range Sports College, John Forrest Secondary College, Churchlands SHS and Governor Stirling SHS.
Thank you to Netball WA for providing certificates, Fever posters and trophies for the winning team of each age division.
And lastly a big well done to our Year 9 Team 1, beating Atwell Team 1 by 4 goals in the Grand Final.
Year 9 Netball Camp
The Year 9 Specialist Netball students had a great time on their 4 day netball tour through some of WA’s country towns. Playing and coaching at 7 different schools in 4 days made for a busy tour.
The girls played against Governor Stirling SHS, Rockingham SHS, Bridgetown HS, Wagin DHS and Narrogin SHS and finished off the tour nicely bringing home the Narrogin Cup for the 6th year in a row! The tally stands Warwick 7 to Narrogin 5, since 2007.
They also had the opportunity to pass on some of their netball knowledge to Manjimup PS and Kojonup DHS, running skills sessions with their Year 3, 4 and 5 students.
Off the court they were kept just as busy preparing breakfast, lunch and dinners each day, completing game reflections and reviewing stats, cleaning and washing, playing at Heritage Park (Mr Pesce enjoyed this park the most), visiting ‘Bart the Giant Ram’ in Wagin, swimming at the Narrogin pools and making friends with students from Narrogin Residential College.
Another fantastic tour with students who consistently represent our school with pride and distinction in the wider community.
Mr Pesce and I were very proud of you all. Thank you for a great week!
Netball Program Coordinator
Physical and Health Education
Northam Football Trip
On Friday of Week 4 the Year 8 group travelled to Northam to play our annual game against the Northam Clontarf Academy.
Following a cramped bus ride, coupled with a shortened ground and the temperature rising, it was going to be a tough challenge for the group to play at their best. Fortunately, Cruz Woodley, Harry Corderoy and Kani Kean gained the ascendancy through the middle of the ground and were able to provide our forwards with plenty of goal scoring opportunities. Tamashya Blurton displayed clean skills below her knees all game, while Billy Pearl played his best game for the school, providing run and carry when in defence. All in all, a pleasing team performance played in the right spirit against a highly skilled Northam team.
Best – Woodley, Pearl, Blurton, Corderoy, Mountstephen
Year 9 and 10 Football Camp
Tuesday through Thursday of Week 5 saw a combined Year 9/10 group travel to Narrogin and Manjimup to compete against these respective town’s schools. Dusty fields, high temperatures, friendly flies and physical opponents greeted us for the 3 days and to the group’s credit they coped with all these element with flying colours.
Our first game was against Narrogin Senior High School and before we knew it we were 3 goals down. Adjustments were made to our midfield structure at quarter time, as well as a focus on switching the football and using the open space of the flanks and wings. As a result, from quarter time onwards, it was all one-way traffic as Warwick came away with a comfortable win.
Best – Yates, Quarrell, Donnelly, Italiano, Scaife, Whitnell
Wednesday saw us arrive in Manjimup, with the temperature higher and the flies even friendlier. It was a challenging opening to the game, with both sides showing their physicality and restricting each other from having clean possession. Arthur Jones was eventually able to find space and break lines, allowing Jasper Scaife to finish off his good work up forward. The midfield, through Taj Worsfold and Josh Quarrell, continued to drive the ball forward, while the defence through their organised and disciplined play were able to continually repel our opponent’s attacking thrusts.
An eight goal to nil half time score saw Manjimup start the second half with an intensity not seen in the first two quarters. Warwick withstood the onslaught and a banana kick by Josh Quarrell from 40 metres out, took the wind out of Manjimup’s sails and we were able to finish with a 10 goal win.
Best – Jones, Quarrell, Worsfold, Granland, Holdaway, Scaife
Well done to all boys who attended the camp, displaying outstanding behaviour and a willingness to help out when required. It was also very pleasing to see the way the boys treated members of staff at other schools with respect, as well as the gratitude and appreciation shown to the kitchen staff at the Narrogin Residential College.
John Batten Football Program Coordinator Physical and Health Education