When the girls of the Nuneaton based Air Cadet Netball Team found themselves two players short to compete in their Wing tournament they knew all the odds were against them winning. But in the best spirits of the Air Cadet Organisation and in the knowledge that they would be playing against full teams of seven the Nuneaton five decided to carry on regardless and face the challenge.
When the Squadron entered the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Netball tournament they were sure of being able to turn out a full team of seven. Unfortunately as the day of the competition drew closer the number of girls able to play had reduced to five.
Knowing they were well and truly up against seemingly impossible odds the Nuneaton team; Cdt Atlanta Curless, Breanne Richter, Holly Odam, Amy Bloxham and Rebecca Evans-Farrell faced up to the full team of seven girls from 487 Squadron in the quarter finals of the competition.
The Nuneaton girls played extremely well with some very accurate passing and ball control which enabled them to hold their own against the opposition and place pressure on the 487 net scoring 4 goals. However despite all their efforts the Nuneaton five couldn’t hold out against the seven girls from 487 who eventually went on to win the game.
Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Flt Lt Paul Hincks said, “The girls played a really good game and I’m sure that with a full team of seven the result would have been different. Atlanta, Breanne, Holly, Amy and Rebecca all stood up to the challenge and against all odds represented their Squadron. Well done girls and hopefully we’ll be back again next year, with a full team of seven”.
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