All and all 2016 was a great year for the second netball team of HPR even though we started the year as a new team with a new coach.
With a new day come new challenges. We faced a new day on Saturday, 4 June and we indeed found ourselves a new challenge.Simpiwe, Asanda and Claudia defended wholeheartedly and Sonia, Pumi, Nombuso and Andrea were on the attack. When we faced the warrior team of Middelburg, we experienced our first loss for the day and one of our first losses for the season. This only meant that we had to focus and find that one thing in our heart that we can use to overcome a big loss and to stand up and fight back.
Michael Jordan once said that some people want it to happen, others make it happen! And so we continued with the second game. We had an awesome performance on the netball court: we played as a team, focussed as a team and united as a team. We, however and unfortunately, lost this game as well and that meant that our chance to compete for the Mpumalanga Championship trophy was over.
Al het ons min tyd gehad vir voorbereiding vir ons eerste toernooi, het ons planne gemaak, saamgespan en gewen. So het ons ‘n jaar van netbal binnegetree en het ons as ‘n span van susters geblom en het ons ook vir onsself naam begin maak. Bekroon as 2de in die Puk 16 reeks en as die beste 2de netbalspan in die Gert Sibande Distrik, het ons deurgegaan na die Mpumalanga Liga finaal en daar het ons vyfde geëindig uit al die Mpumalanga skole! Nie te sleg nie, né.