Netball Match Report — Olivia Tchine ~ BPCC student and London Pulse team member
On Sunday 26th February Ms David, Ms Fullilove and Mrs Jones along with some lovely
netball students went to watch Olivia Tchine compete in the NPL London Pulse Team vs Hertfordshire Mavericks, at the Copper Box Arena.
The event #Make London Super consisted of a big build up to Olivia’s ‘Big Match’. We first had two dance performances to watch which were amazing. The first dance act was ‘Khronos Agoria’ Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists. Their dance involved boy’s martial arts which was exciting and explosive! The second dance act was a dance medley performed by the Brit School students. This was upbeat and extremely well-rehearsed.
At 3:45pm there was a warm-up game by the England Men’s Netball Team vs The All Star’s Team, which consisted of celebrities. Actress and Writer Meera Syal famous for The Kumars at Number 42 and Goodness Gracious Me, Olympic Medallist - Rower Jessica Eddie and Jazz Singer and Actress Collette Cooper were all on the court as part of the London Pulse All Stars! They were joined by some rather exciting and well known former England players. The England Men’s Netball Team Won 18-12, which you would expect them too. This game was very fun to watch as there were some funny characters on the court.
Before the 6pm start time of Olivia’s match her team came to warm-up at 5:15pm. The 45
minute warm-up was inspiring for our students to see as a lot of preparation and hard-work was already being executed. The first quarter of the game was extremely close with the score line being level for the majority of the game. Olivia appeared nervous but still put away some fantastic shots as GS. London Pulse were behind by four goals 16-12 when returning to the court for the second quarter. The second quarter was the toughest for both teams.
Hertfordshire Mavericks were making some great interceptions and London Pulse were also. London Pulse managed to win some more points to increase their score and catch up with Mavericks. The score line was extremely close at half time with Mavericks on 25 and Pulse on 25. Olivia had the rest she needed at half time and then came back with more ease and
confidence for the third and final quarters. The third quarter was outstanding from the Pulse team after bringing on some fresh legs and making more drives and cuts than ever, London Pulse lead 43-36. They went into the fourth quarter ahead by six points. Pulse took their chances and ran with it. Olivia was on fire as she held her position and was fed the ball by her C and WA with accuracy and control. The final score was London Pulse 60 – 50 Hertfordshire Mavericks. This was an outstanding achievement for London Pulse as they are the new
London Team and this was their first ever game playing against well-known and established Hertfordshire Mavericks.
The female PE teachers and students that came to watch Olivia were very proud of her efforts and abilities on the court, which was reflected in her coach keeping her on the court for the whole entire game.
Well done Olivia what an excellent role model.
We wish yourself and London Pulse U19 every