Sunday 25th June
South Island School Gymnasium
RSVP via the Facebook event
Friends and significant others more than welcome! Brunch to follow for those interested.
If you are a Returning or New to Valley Division 1 or 2 player, please come join us for a run around on the netball court!
Sunday 25th June
South Island School Gymnasium
RSVP via the Facebook event
Friends and significant others more than welcome! Brunch to follow for those interested.
Valley RFC Netball is one of the most successful and decorated netball clubs in Hong Kong bringing home over 20 league trophies. From small beginnings we have now grown to host 10 teams across 7 different Hong Kong Netball league divisions, accommodating players of all levels.
As a committee we are striving to create a playing & social environment that is both enjoyable & challenging for our players.
Valley Netball Trials for the 2017-2018 season will be held on the following dates. Please note you may be required to attend more than one trial, so please try to keep all dates free.
We look forward to taking the court with you this season!
Valley Netball Committee
2017-2018 season Valley is introducing its first ever youth netball team in an answer to Hong Kong’s talented young netballers looking to improve and challenge themselves by participating in the 2017-2018 Hong Kong Women’s Netball League.
Eligibility: Players must be 14 years and over.
Trials: 24 August 19:00-22:00 Chinese international School
Training: Wednesday evenings
Congratulations to all players on their efforts on nd off the Netball court this season with Valley RFC Netball!
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ValleyNET are excited to announce NEW dates for coaching clinics!
- Sunday 19 March 9:00 - 12:00 Hong Kong International School
- Saturday 13 May 8:30 - 11:30, Nord Anglia International School
- Sunday 21 May 9:00 - 12:00 Hong Kong International School
- Sunday 4 June 8:30 - 11:30, Nord Anglia International School
PANTHERS 31-30 (W)
Panthers took to the court with sheer determination to get a win under the belt in the second half of the season. The first quarter ended a level 9-9 so we had to step it up a gear in the second quarter, some great passages of play through the centre court, team work and options around the shooting circle and excellent rebounds from Rach Bryant and Becca Miller meant we were 25-22 up after 3 quarters. We like to keep coach Joline Johannson and injured Lisa Martin & Katie Henderson on their toes, so when we were level in the 4th quarter we had to dig deep to finish 1 goal ahead!! A great team effort and special thanks to Hannah for filling in in her first Valley match!
TIGERS 23-36 (L)
Overall a good game played by all of the Tigers and newbies Phoebe Cobb and Ali Lyons. There were some stellar moments when the middies fired the ball down the court into the shooters who successfully finished it off. Some great tips and intercepts by Jess Hogan who was hunting from start to end and Laree Te Kanawa who was out of her comfort zone as GD but managed to pull off a good performance as MVP.
COUGARS 26-36 (L)
A bumpy start from the mighty Cougars this week meant we started off on the back foot down 9 goals after the first quarter. In true team spirit we sustained our fight and brought it to the Thistles for the rest of the game and pretty much held goal for goal. The end score of 36-26 meant we held for 3 quarters against a top team and gives us confidence that we have what it takes against strong opposition. We adjusted well throughout the game and our defense got stronger each quarter. Special mention to MVP Jen Feng for her movement around the goal circle and stand out shooting!
JAGUARS 8-23 (L)
After a strong performance last week somehow we could not find our flow this week. There was some great defensive work from Megan Prideaux and Ellen Jeffcott but the Jags were frequently shut down in mid-court, struggling to get free of the defenders. DOGA had very fluid play down the court with strong shooters finishing the job. Final score 23-8.
CHEETAHS 22-20 (W)
The Cheetahs got off to a roaring start first quarter. Being able to utilize some center pass drills from training into the match really strengthened our center court play and made a difference on the score line. Some rushed play in the second quarter allowed the rubies back into it and scores were tight at half time. However, the cheetahs were able to step it up a notch in the second half. Some strong play by Sigrid Balle in her new role of wing attack and some shooting under pressure saw the cheetahs pull off a 22-20 win. MVP is Kendall McCarthy.
LIONS 34-12 (W)
Our defenders have really stepped up their game, making it very difficult got the opponent team to penetrate through to their shooting area.
Strong holds across all players had made the Lions really "own" the game.MVP this week goes to Cici Hui for her huge effort in the game despite the lack of sleep, as well as the high number of goals scored.
PANTHERS 26-52 (L)
Panthers knew that playing Demons was going to be tough and especially without a full team. All players went onto the court determined and focused. Jen Campbell worked hard on driving to the circle edge before feeding the shooters. There was some great shooting and rebounding from Krystina Te Kanawa Coffin and Katie Henderson continued to work hard on picking up intercepts. A huge thanks to Phoebe Cobb who stepped up and played a whole game as GD. We really appreciated it ! Although we were disappointed with the final result we managed to get the bonus point !
A great start to round 2 in the newly formed Division 1. The Tigers managed to dust off the cobwebs and come out firing. Some great movement down the court from our middies, Laree Te Kanawa, Jess Hogan and Ash Miller, presented our shooters with plenty of opportunities in the goal circle. Defence saw the return of Chanelle Candy in GK, working well with Cat Eldering as if they'd been a duo all season! Shout out to our shooters; Fran, who played as if she'd been with us all season, and our MVP Nayaab Murshed who shot nothing but net when it really counted. Keep it up Tigers!!!
Unfortunately we started out flat, and they took advantage of that and got off to a strong lead. We'll be working on our passing into the circle at training next week. Some good play in our defense end, including Sally Cranston as GD getting pulled up for contact on our goal third, and managing to sprint 2/3rd of the court to get the intercept in the goal circle. Co-MVP Sal & Kirsty Sullivan in defense.
COUGARS 22-17 (W)
So it seems a 3 week break filled with festive eating and drinking was just what the Cougars needed! A strong start to the second half of the season with all players hitting the ground running in the first quarter, giving us a 7 goal lead at the first break. The Cougars managed to maintain the momentum through the game with good movement of the ball down the court and effective spacing. Lilli Thannhauser was on fire as GD, marking the strongest shooter of the opposition and making numerous interceptions in the process. Lucy Hewitt-Smith had a great game as Centre for all 4 quarters and shooting was spot on target from both ladies at the goal end - Sophie Hamon and Jen Feng. The Cougars are full of motivation from the win and looking forward to building on it through the second half of the season and working our way up the table.
LEOPARDS 7-28 (L)
Have only been within 2 goals the whole game, the Leopards fought hard to stay on their opponents and maintain steady passes down the court and were within a whisker of the win. The defence around the opposition circle took some great intercepts to turn the ball around and bring it back down the court into Leopards' territory. There was also good feeding around our circle but unfortunately the shooters weren't always able to secure their positions with tight defence to contend with. For the first game back after the silly season, we were remarkably light on our feet and now looking forward to getting back into training for the new year.
JAGUARS 16-17 (L)
In our first game of 2017, we came up against HKU Duchesses. For many of us it was our first run around after an indulgent holiday period and therefore it was always going to be a challenging game. However, by sticking to a slow and steady pace down court, we unsettled HKU's fast style of play. The scores were even throughout the game and our defence in the circle shone as usual. Unfortunately in the last quarter HKU adjusted to the slower pace and some unforced errors by the Jags allowed HKU to pull ahead to win by a single goal. The final score was 16-17.
Valley Cheetahs had a frustrating start to 2017 against the Prime. The match began with confident, sensible passes and building up good phases of play. The match was hotly contested and as a result each of the first three quarters ended in a draw. Due to injuries and low players numbers we only had 7 players in our team. Sadly, in the last quarter the lack of fresh legs led to some silly passes and missed shots, allowing the Prime to take the victory. Not all together a disheartening performance as lots of players were playing out of position and there was good driving on to the ball. Special mention to Sigrid Balle for stepping out of defence into WA and being awesome with feeding around the circle. As well as Jackie Charlesworth for being her usual outstanding defensive self; causing all sorts of hassle to the other team. Onwards and upwards, Cheetahs.
LIONS 21-27 (L)
It was a great start to the season for the Lions. The team worked well together where we paced ourselves to produce clear passes down the court and into the D - Even without our superstar Cici Hui as GS we achieved many goals. A talented and tall GS that is new to the opponent team did make the game more challenging and we ended the game with a lost with a score of 21-27. Nevertheless, our good team work is giving us the confidence to win in the upcoming games. This week's MVP goes to Fiona for her fantastic interceptions and owning the mid court.
LYNX 8-16 (L)
The match against the Jolly Rogers was highly anticipated as we previously only lost by one goal difference. Lynx were hoping for their first win with their first match of the year. Unfortunately, due to illnesses and work commitments, only 6 players were able to make the game. Despite this, the lack of players was not evident, with even the opposing team only noticing our absent WD halfway through the game! As if determined to make up for the absent players, the girls were playing at the top of their game leading to us being only three goals down by the end of the third quarter. Perhaps due to exhaustion and the various injuries that occurred on court, we lost it in the last quarter and thus the match. Nevertheless the team are still feeling very positive with their game and cannot wait for the first win with the whole team. Woman of the match goes to Sarah Mends who played Centre for all four quarters, working tirelessly up and down the court with some great interceptions. A special thanks to our Captain Kate Chadwick who came to support us despite being injured herself, giving us much needed optimism and motivation!
PANTHERS 40-17 (W)
Panthers came onto the court eager to end the first half of the season with a good win. After focusing on defensive work during training, our goal was to then implement this on the court . We worked together as a team and celebrated each others achievements.
TIGERS 15-37 (L)
The injury plagued Tigers brought a positive attitude to their match against Han Tang on Monday night. Despite the low number of players who were uninjured, they came out to play with smiles on their faces, ready to roar. The first quarter was well contested, with an closely matched scoreline at the first break. Unfortunately the steam ran out for the second quarter, and their opposition pulled away. Some changes to the lineup at half time brought a fresh energy back to the game, and the Tigers had a much more energetic second half, which was boosted by some great defensive work in the circle by Stephanie Gaylard and Cat Eldering. Chanelle Candy and Jess Hogan had some great passages of play down the court. Although the Tigers didn't come away with a win, it will be great to see how they contest Han Tang with their full team! A special mention must go out to Steph, who has played her final game for the Valley Tigers, she will be missed! Such a highlight for her to play her final game with the superstar Riley Gaylard (her daughter) who stepped up and showed great maturity in WD and GS - where she was much more at home!
We started off flat, and they took a strong lead in the first half. We mixed it up at half time, including bringing on a sub (thanks Lilly), and played a much better second half. Unfortunately they had a very strong GS, and despite several tactics, we couldn't shut her down in the circle. MVP was Jaimie who was strong through the center court.
COUGARS 27-16 (L)
Cougars had a tough match against the young HKU Knights team who put our fitness to the test. However Cougars showed their experience with some great movement in our attack. Quick passes into the circle gave us some quick goals and a special mention to new Valley player Fiona who did an awesome job shooting for us this week! Cougars are starting to really work well together as a team with our high level of attendance at training leading to some great defence across the entire court by guarding the space and solid backline passes. Special mentions to Lucy who was fantastic at moving the ball around in attack and Heather in WD who effectively implemented the block into the circle learnt in training.
LEOPARDS 7-28 (L)
Unfortunately, the leopards were not on form this week, we lost to a younger, fitter and taller team. We started quite strong during the first quarter but gradually lost our precise passes and interceptions. Our girls have the potential and we can see it coming through...we are all excited to get back to training after Christmas! A special shout out to Shay Sabido and Kelly Kjestrup who had some great interceptions and fantastic energy throughout the game.
WILDCATS 23-20 (W)
What a game! Wildcats played Valley's very own Jaguars - well done ladies, you gave us a real run for our money! The Wildcats start was a bit rocky but with everyone motivating each other, we improved with every quarter. Our midcourters were outstanding, so much so that we couldn't pick just one player of the match, we chose all of them! Congratulations Catriona Timmis, Louisa Lampard and Toni Marcus-Sutton, you ladies worked tiredlessly. Congratulations Wildcats, you wild things, for ending the season on a high.
JAGUARS 20-23 (L)
The Valley derby, the most highly anticipated game of the season so far! Jags won the toss and immediately lost their first centre but came back strong, unnerving the Wildcats shooters to finish the quarter 7-2 up. Turnovers kept coming in the second quarter but we struggled to get it through the mid-court and Wildcats caught up to be only 2 behind at half time. In the second half the Wildcats shooters had their mojo back, rarely missing and forcing the contact on GK Juliet Perry, while at the other end their GK started to get the better of GS Natasha Hall who had been brilliantly connecting with every pass and converting them to goals. A fun and competitive game, despite the final score. Special mention also for Juliet Perry and Megan Prideaux for their determination and countless intercepts.
PANTHERS 53-30 (W)
Panthers came onto the court fired up and ready to play DB. We kept the intensity up throughout the game and won 53-30. Both Krystina Te Kanawa Coffin and Tiffany Chiu shot accurately with Lisa Martin , Jen Campbell and Laura Hooper working hard to get to the circle edge before feeding them the ball . Special mention goes to Katie Henderson who got some great intercepts and WD.
TIGERS 32-24 (W)
Despite dwindling numbers of available players, Tigers enjoyed their second win for the season against HKCC. All tigers rose to the challenge of new dynamics throughout the court with the addition of new faces to the team. There were great passages of play through centre court which were successfully converted in the goals with excellent shooting in the circle. The team carried great energy throughout all four quarters of the game but a special mention goes to Phoebe Cobb's outstanding efforts in goals (on loan from Pumas).
COUGARS 20-19 (W)
What a night for Valley - both the Cougars and Leopards came out incredibly hungry for a win! Moments of flow in attack were up against it with very tight defense from the Leopards. Although down, Cougars were never out. With great determination, moving on to the ball, intercepts and even a back line set play, it all came together by the 4th quarter and Cougars won by 1.
An incredible game by all on court and a credit to Valley players. Special mention to Jay Ellison and Sam Lam for their awesome intercepts that we were able to capitalise on, and our sharp shooters who kept their eyes in!
LEOPARDS 19-20 (L)
Leopards went on the court as the underdogs, however, soon surprised our Valley Cougars how badly we wanted the win, with us leading at the end of the first quarter. We carried our confidence through to the second quarter, with energy and motivation to win, remaining high. We fought hard, snatching many intercepts at both ends and our shooters were slotting their goals. Defence were pressuring the opposition in and around the circle and there were some excellent feeds in to our shooters. We went into the third quarter with a 6 point lead and remained in the game with a win in sight, however, players begun jamming into the same spaces and we lost a little of our patience around the circle. We still had a 4 point lead by the end of the third quarter though! The final quarter really tested us because we had no subs and the Cougars had fresh players with a squad of 11. We hung in there until the very end, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to win. Never the less, it was our best game so far this season, all players really connecting well on the court and supporting one another. Our communication was excellent, with every player shouting throughout the match. Sadly, the final score was 19-20 but we were extremely pleased with our efforts as a team.
WILDCATS 24-18 (W)
After our win last week Wildcats came on a more confident team and drills during training ensured we kept it together during a fast and furious game. Some great passing down the court, driving for the ball and beautiful goals by our shooters led us to 24-18 win. Player of the match goes to Rilou Pereira who brought her A-Game, providing solid defence throughout. Well done Rilou!
JAGUARS 9-4 (W)
Mighty Eagles started strong and won the first quarter but a few changes on both teams and some solid play from the Jags saw fortunes change in the second quarter with Jags winning it 9-4 bringing the game level. Eagles got wise to many of our plays.
LIONS 28-20 (W)
It was a great game for the Lions this week. We started well, but their strong shooting made for tough competition and we ended the first quarter 7-7. Going into the 2nd quarter, we panicked a bit and had a few lazy lobs down the court, but we were able to turn it around to take the lead in the third and fourth quarter. We had some great play down court, with more controlled passing and some brilliant holds, particularly from Kate Armstrong in WD. Good job Kate! This week MVP goes to Emma Keep as GK / GD; she defended brilliantly against a strong GS. Consistently great pressure made it tricky for the shooters to get close to the net. All in all, a great game and an awesome way to end the first half of the season. Well done Lions!!
LYNX 16-17 (L)
Making up for a wash out in week 2. The Lynx were low on shooters, but willing to give it their all against the Jolly Rogers. Without our trusty captain to take the lead, we were wary about taking the court without her strong leadership. However, the girls made up for it, coming out strong and putting pressure on the Jolly Rogers, even taking the lead on several occasions. Tsz Ching Lai (Lily) was an absolute superstar, shooting with accuracy and outsmarting a strong defence. Lara Gallagher's ferocity managed to win a few tough ball gets and Carrie Johnson's willingness to step into the shooter's circle shows how well the Lynx girls are jelling as a team. In the end, we got too excited and that elusive win slipped through our fingers, but we'll get 'em next time!
PANTHERS 26-41 (L)
Panthers came onto the court fired up and ready to play Demons. We always knew that it was going to be a tough game but we keep the intensity up and work hard on our individual goals . Demons won 41-26 but this score line did not reflect our game . Krystina TeKanawa-Coffin and Tiffany Chiu worked hard on their communication with the mid court and shot some excellent goals . Becca Miller was on fire and managed to rattle the shooters and got some great intercepts ! Huge thanks go to Ash Miller for playing an half game as WA.
TIGERS 38-26 (W)
Tigers had their first and much deserved win for the season. Great team work and clean passages of play down the court. The defensive end worked hard to restrict DBs shots at goal. Tigers shooters read well off each-other and had some great quick passes, shots and rebounds. Feeding around the circle worked well, with great support from the mid court. Tigers were hungry and chased up every loose ball, putting their bodies on the line. Overall it was a great game they can all be proud of! MVP goes to Jessica Hogan! Thank you to Laura Ayres and Phoebe Cobb for helping with the last quarter and Sally Cranstons availability on the bench.
Everything just "clicked" this week. Passes down the court were flowing. Lots of options in center court. A really fun game for everyone. MVP was Jaimie Mok in center court.
COUGARS 19-26 (L)
It was a frustrating result for Cougars this week who put up a very strong fight against The Giants, a team currently top of the table. Unfortunately it was a weak first quarter that saw us struggling to play catch-up despite standing our ground and keeping things even from the second quarter onwards. In spite of the 19-26 score, Cougars really found our swing this week. Movement around the court was smooth, defence in the circle was tight and some great shooting from newcomer Jen Feng. Nominations for top 'screamers' of the week goes to Sophie Hamon and Sam Lam. Next week we’ll burst a few more ear drums!
LEOPARDS 7-31 (L)
Leopards put drills into practice and saw some fantastic back line passes that moved smoothly down the court. With an increase in trust and talk we saw quicker release of the ball and much better spacing mid court as well as faster moves within our attacking circle. Just need to work on the reset pass, as there were too many forced balls in circle which were turned over by the other team but it was a hard fought game against a better team on the day. Another game in which the score did not reflect how hard we worked, in terms of skill and level of play we matched the other team, but we need to be stronger getting our centre pass away, be careful not to crowd spaces and get those shots up.
WILDCATS 29-26 (W)
This week the Wildcats played as a cohesive unit, with everyone, simply doing their job. Fatigue reared its ugly head in the 3rd quarter (grrr) and we saw some misdirected passes, but we had done enough work in the first half to maintain our lead, and brought it home in the final quarter. Some of the highlights include Kim Hoyle's lolly bag and Denise Lim (in C) missing a pass, obviously disappointed, but remembering Coach Caitlyn's training, picked herself up and won the ball back 2 passes later - excellent hussle! Player of the match goes to Toni Sutton-Marcus for bringing the team together! Well done ladies.
JAGUARS 12-31 (L)
We started off the night confidently with some new combinations, but the Mapgpies took it away in the second quarter and our heads went down. The gap was too much to close, however the 3rd quarter saw our defenders (Ellen Jeffcott, Juliet Perry and Megan Prideaux) put up a gorgeous fight with some great interceptions and tips, to only allow them 6 goals. Even while battling an asthma attack (Ellen Jeffcott)! .We will need to revisit our mid court strategies and the flow into the goal third, also keeping chins up during tough stretches! Our opponents were just the stronger and sharper unit on Monday night and they deserved the win, but we definitely have the skills to give them a run for their money!
CHEETAHS 17-13 (W)
Talk about a nail biting game for the Cheetahs. We played against OTS10 and what we thought would be an easy win for us certainly didn't happen. After a strong start by us, OTS10 fought back and we were neck and neck ending the first quarter with a draw. A tough 2nd quarter followed and their phenomenal shooter didn't help matters, scoring goals from wherever she stood. After a half time pep talk by coach Georgie, we CHEETAHS were determined to win and use the skills and tactics we had been taught in training to get us there. We had some great intercepts by our GD and GK team of Jackie Charlesworth and Claire Best and some quick centre passes from Hannah McManus who was helped by our attack team of Claire Nastri, Helen Bond and Kendal McCarthy to score some goals and finally win the game
LIONS 7-15 (L)
Unfortunately due to wet weather, Valley Lions' game was cut short. In this game, players had the opportunity to work with different partners - due to some new set ups communication became a key factor in the performance. Valley will look to work with different players to practice the set ups and communications.
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