Games Diary - Day 10

Posted by Vicky Paterson on 8/2/2014 to Commonwealth Games 2014
Today saw action in the Hockey with the Men and women's semi finals taking place at Glasgow Green.  England's Men lost to champions Australia in their semi final heat in a 4-1 defeat.  England's coach Bobby Crutchley said that the side were "very disappointed" following "we thought we could win but weren't quite there today." England's women take on Australia in the Gold Medal match at 20.15 tonight while South Africa take on New Zealand for bronze at 18.00.  Having been fortunate enough to meet the Scottish players through our ongoing partnership as kit supplier, we know how hard the players will have worked for and want this and wish them every success.

There was also intense action in the Netball today with England taking on New Zealand in the semi final.  It was a nail biting match from the start, the English side eventually lost 35-34 with the final point scored in the last minute of the match. Their coach Anna Maye was quoted as saying " 
“Gutted is probably the word I’m going to use continuously, but I am very proud and genuinely believe this is the best England side there’s ever been."  New Zealand now go on to the final while England face Jamaica for bronze medal position.  Netball is has always been huge in Australia and New Zealand and is increasing in popularity in the UK, breaking away from after school practices and as a game you played during your teen years.  There is a growing after work netball scene here in Glasgow and at PSL we have already started work and and can provide team and casual wear for any growing or established side.

In the diving Tom Daley was in action this morning during the heats, with the finals taking place tonight.  The 10m platform contest is Daley's signature event, and the competition he won at Delhi 2010 along with the synchro gold.  He has made it though to the final so it'll be good to see him replicate the success of his bronze medal achieved at the Olympics in 2012.

With the closing ceremony and road races taking place tomorrow a lot of focus is being placed on the final Sunday of the Games.  The weather is meant to be typically Scottish so if you are planning on heading down then definitely go prepared!  It will be a once in a lifetime spectacle so worth embracing the Glasgow showers for.  With the athletics finals kicking off tonight we will be looking forward to seeing who pick up the last of the medals on offer....and seeing the fastest man in the world in action again.