Match Day 1 - Barbados

Greetings from a very warm Barbados, where our junior netball girls are literally having a ball. This morning was spent at one of the local stunning beaches, before our preparations for our first big matches of the tour. Our teams have been renames the Emus, Kangaroos and Koalas...

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Our Emus were first off against a very strong local under 14 club team and our girls were a little slow our of the gates, but improved each quarter steadily controlling the pace of the game. The girls lost a close encounter but will be in a better position tomorrow having a game together under their belt.

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Next up were our mighty Kangaroos....

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The Kangaroo's were nervous but very excited to compete against Lester Vaughan School's junior team. The Barbados girls were strong, fast and skilled but our Aussie girls held their own and competed with passion and commitment for the full four quarters. Unfortunately we didn't get the win, however, we gained a lot as a team and are pumped for the next game tomorrow.

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Game 1 vs Galaxy All Stars.... A cracking start to our netball campaign for the team affectionately dubbed the Koalas. Solid defence combined with well timed drives and quality passing saw us carry a good lead from the first quarter right through to the last.

The girls ended with some mixing in with the local girls for dinner. More updates after tomorrow's game !

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