Now I have more time here are some more memories of the hockey/netball tour to Barcelona.

Waiting outside Sagrada Familia Cathedral

U15 Hockey players warming up for our first match against Club Esportiu Egara

This Spanish team were very strong. We lost the match 7-0 but it was very competitive and he score does not reflect the overall match. We had our chances but Club Esportiu Egara were better at finishing off their chances then we were.


Queuing up for one of the rides at Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo

Our introduction to Flamenco dancing.

Mini golf at Lobs Minigolf  for the two hockey squads : very competitive it was too!!!!

Too competitive at times!!!!!

On the beach at Lloret de Mar

U14X1 with girls from Nottingham Girls’ High School

Freya leading out her team


Ice cream treat !

Mrs Walker and Mrs Finch at the Nou Camp Stadium

The sycamore leaves hat brigade

Photos from our boat trip

In Tossa de Mar

Mrs Finch and Carlos (our Rep – not just some random Spaniard!!)

A great trip was had by all.

I would like to thank all the girls and staff for making the tour such a memorable final trip for me.

Mrs Finch

Barcelona Netball Tournament Winners and Runners-up!

Congratulations to my amazing netballers who were winners, Year 10, and runners-up, Year 9!

Their first game was against each-other and we must give credit to the Year 9’s who didn’t make it easy for the Year 10’s giving them a really tough game particularly in the first two quarters!

As the tournament progressed it was clear that we were going to dominate and that no other schools were going to come close in terms of scoreline; results below.

I am very proud of my girls who were a delight the entire week showing just how great Alty girls really are at home and abroad. They showed great sportsmanship and perfect manners throughout. They were great company and I would take them anywhere. Thank you girls for a fantastic week, looking forward to next season already!

Year 10 v Year 9: 25-9

Year 10 v CLW Academy 39-0

Year 10 v Danetre 33-0

Year 10 v Bradfield 16-1

Year 9 v Danetre 33-2

Year 9 v Bradfield 24-6

Year 9 v CLW Academy 29-2

Netball Training Day 2

The netballers worked hard today with the coaches focusing on some challenging defensive tactics.  They played each other in a ‘friendly’ pre-tournament match to try out some of the rotations that we will use in the tournament on Friday!  They play each-other in the first game of the tournament so the Years 9’s need to be sharp from the outset….we are very much looking forward to it!

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