Netball vs JAGS

The Thunder U16 netball girls welcomed James Allen Girls School, touring from London, UK to the Thunderdome last week. After a welcoming performance from the Performing Arts team the teams exchanged gifts and pennants and prepared themselves for the fixture.

From the off JAGS height and physicality were played to their advantage but the Thunder girls ensured that there would be no easy way past them. Fighting for every ball, but unfortunately any time the ball was given away at opportune moments the JAGS team were quick to punish mistakes on the break. Gradually as the game progressed the Thunder girls began to fall behind on the scoreboard, which certainly did not give a true reflection of the game being played! Playing against a team who were mid tour and clearly very used to playing together, lack of preparation from our girls showed, having not played as a team since being in Singapore and training sessions being missed due to mock examinations. It was a valuable experience for our girls showing them that they can easily go shoulder to shoulder and give a good game to schools across the world, but at the same time preparation is always going to be key, especially when playing teams of the collabar of JAGS.

Over on court 2, Taylor’s Puchong were clinically beaten by the JAGS U14 team but again the Lightning girls were upbeat and know they have to take the positives out of the game.

Triathlon


A big congratulations to Year 10’s Rishi Ray who finished overall 15th in the recent triathlon event at Port Dickson. This is an excellent achievement considering the age bracket was 15-29 y/o making Rishi Ray one of the youngest competitors. The event involves a 750m open water swim, 20km bike ride and a 5km run so quite gruelling you can imagine.

Anyone wanting to join this activity in the future can speak to Pei Leng in admin for more details.