Published on November 5, 2013 | by Shan Randhawa0
UAL Sports Diary: Shan Randhawa
The first of a series of diaries from members of UAL sport.
This year the netball society is going from strength to strength, building upon the work by last year’s committee.
Our season so far has been really successful, all of our teams have either won or drawn the majority of their matches and although we haven’t had many fixtures I think it’s fair to say we’re having a really good season.
Because of the in-and-out nature of university sport, the first few weeks of the season are often a mystery because of new players and the new opposition we face.
As a team, the new faces mean that we’ve never played together before but to prevent any of these problems hampering us we analyse what went wrong in a match and get our heads down and work on it in training until we feel we are working efficiently as a team.
Despite all the new faces, the camaraderie and spirit in all of our six teams is really good, obviously the 24-hour game was formative for us and we’ve just had our fundraiser. With initiations to come and our trip to Leeds to play Netball this weekend, everyone is really hyped up. It’s also the first time UAL netball has entered into the LUSL league where we play other London universities on Monday nights.
Members of the first team are looking to get promoted by the end of the season and at the moment are on target to do that after winning both of their games so far, while the second team have only lost one match.
By the end of the term our aims as a club are to have built up the teams to a decent standard of play as well as the members of the club having bonded. We want to make sure we are integrating the new members into UAL sport as a whole so they know people from the other sports and we are making sure they get involved with the other club’s initiatives as well.
To cap off a fairly exhaustive term we’ve got our mixed netball match coming up, where we are inviting members of all the teams to come and play with us at Kennington Park like we did at the end of last year.
Shan Randhawa was talking to ALN’s Sam Rowntree