Community netball at AKS is going from strength to strength this year with both the junior and ‘Back to Netball’ sections growing week on week. Having started as a social group the ‘Back to Netball’ Ladies have now formed a team, AKS Lytham Warriors and they provided the perfect opposition for the AKS Senior team’s first match of the season.
The game proved a great opening to the senior season, where the students had the opportunity to work together and demonstrate their flexibility to play in different positions.
There was certainly a buzz and great atmosphere throughout the evening. The game started with both teams rather uncertain and tentative but as the game progressed both improved and upped their game. Improved dodging and more accurate passing raised the standard of the game considerably by half time. Scores were tight and both teams continued to fight to take the lead. Only within the last few minutes of play did Lytham Warriors secure their narrow win, 14-12.
The AKS senior netball team should be very proud of their efforts and superb play. Their commitment and enthusiasm to the match is apauldable and this can only bode well for future matches. The AKS Lytham Warriors will now be inspired by their victory and also look forward to the matches ahead.