The Predators suffered a heavy defeat to Riverside in the regional league at the weekend. Picture credit: Iliyana Farfarova

Predators Netball captain, with the ball in hand above, is pleased with how the team have done so far. Picture credit: Iliyana Farfarova

In what has been an eventful few weeks for the Sunderland City Predators Netball team, the Christmas break has come at an ideal time given the state of their season.

After an impressive start, the Predators currently sit second in their regional division and looked to be sailing along to an unbeaten season with some exemplary results.

However, despiteĀ that run came to an end two weeks ago with a surprise defeat to Bond Dickinson, captain Kelsy Mavin is pleased with her sides efforts throughout the first half of the season.

When asked about her view on the first half of the season, she said: “I thought we had a good first half of the season.

“We have got a lot of new people with different abilities, so each game is us trying to figure out how we play and trying to gel.”

The spirit within the team is high though, with Mavin fully expecting the team to come back for the second half of the season and still press on for league honours.

“Our first loss was very disappointing and we are aiming to win our next game and come back collectively as a stronger squad.”

The Christmas break now provides the team with a few extra weeks to practice among one another and extra time that will allow them to gel together more.

The Predators next find themselves in action on January 15 against Denton Park, a game that they will surely see as the kick start to another winning run.



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