Last Friday afternoon our girls were fired up and ready to play in the first-ever Frisbee fixture being held at HOHS.
The grand slam tournament of Kanjam, which featured almost 30 participants, provided the perfect opportunity for us to build up basic skills and get the girls ready for Ultimate Frisbee in the summer term.
Kanjam is a game that requires accuracy and team work, with players trying to score a greater number of points than their opponents in each 10 minute game.A long warm up served us well as our aggressive start meant that we were all level after the first three rounds, at 6 games each. This however forced Old Buckenham to raise their game and compete with a new-found determination.
After the fourth and fifth rounds the game completely changed; Old Buckenham were firing on all cylinders and our girls were starting to feel the pressure. Usually reliable players began making silly errors and our opponents took the remaining rounds.
The tournament finished with Old Buckenham winning 4 rounds and Hethersett holding them to a tie in the remaining three. Using a rather complex scoring system this made the final score 11-3 to Old Buckingham.
Despite this end result, the tournament was closely fought with many games being decided by just a few points. Our team did themselves particularly proud as they were made up of a mix of Year 6, 8, 10 and 11 students, competing against an entirely Year 11 mixed group from Old Buckenham.
Good fun was had by all and we will have our revenge at our next encounter!
A big thanks to all those who came to watch and support.
See our girls in action: