It was nice to see so many familiar faces returning to play Old Girls' netball in the matches against the College's senior teams on Saturday 18 September. However, the fact that the 'Dream Team', that was 4th in the National Finals of 2002, had turned out in force was a little daunting for our U16 VII and 1st VII.
Pupils who left in July came together to form a second, very experienced team of Ogs. In comparison, Saturday was the first opportunity for the newly-formed College 1st VII to train together and play their first match and their inexperience showed as they lost 19-22 to the 2004 team and were beaten 23-10 by the 'Dream Team'. The U16s fared much better and they looked a very promising bet for the future as they beat last season's team 19-8 and lost to the 2002 team by only one goal.
It was a fun morning for everyone concerned, only marred by the knee injury sustained by the OBA President, Jane Haviland - best wishes for a speedy recovery. Many thanks to Nicky Stanton who organised the Ogs teams and helped to umpire.
The 'Dream Team': Katie Williams, Hannah Lowe, Emily Nelson, Kate Oakenfold, Helen Tibbott, Vicky Green Summer 2004 leavers Katy Rodgers, Nikki Corrigan, Cefin Crouch, Jessie Foster, Mel Harrison, plus Jane Haviland.