The story begins on the Friday afternoon. Bal (resident dodgeball 'player') invites the squad to participate in training to teach them the rules and get used to play. Despite less than half the squad turning up (that dedication tho), it quickly became clear that Todd was useless, Koch was a mess, and Brad...Brad was actually ok...or, as he described himself so modestly, "a natural-born athlete".
Fast forward to Saturday morning. We were ready for a 10am start. There was momentary panic from Brad who woke up at half 9, before Lee reminded him he lived on campus and should stop being such an idiot. Unfortunately, a certain member of the squad did not turn up on time...Todd was justifiably punished by being made a substitute for the first few games...however it should have been clear that this tardiness was merely foreshadowing his more annoying behaviour later on in the day - e.g. after finding out he hadn't even brushed his teeth, Lee bought Todd a doughnut to clean his bad breath. Bal added a bit of toothpaste to the mix, much to Todd's delight.
MATCH 1 - Group Stage
Netball is for Girls vs. Blackburn Rovers
Score: 3-2 win
The group stage was played best of 5 games, and this match would prove to be one of the toughest all day. Despite facing a squad with a 1st team dodgeballer on it, MN were not fazed, and in the first game, a catch from Lee off the first throw put us in good stead for the rest of the match. The second game was fairly even, but a rogue throw from Willy gifted the other team a catch, proving that even the best players make mistakes and we lost the game. 1-1 now. Willy was swiftly substituted, and with fresh legs, we won the third game. This is in spite of Todd stacking and tripping over Alex (what an idiot). We lost the fourth game...it is what it is...Bal missed an easy catch...let's get over it...SO it came down to the wire, 2-2, we needed to win the last game to win the match. And in a beautiful display of dodgeball from MN, our opponents were outclassed, and another rogue throw from Willy (this time hitting their last player in) led the ref to blow his whistle and declare MN as victors!
Mixed Netball is the sports club that's all about creating a relaxed sports environment to meet up with friends, as well as organising some brilliant socials. We are one of the largest sports club in the university. We train twice a week and meet socially at least once a week.