Archive for December, 2014

Vote for One of Our Own – Turnford Family Makes Things Happen


This is a quick shout out to all of the Turnford Family to help one of our own achieve their dream of running the Paris Marathon and raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Eulene Gooden, mum to our U15 netballer Amber Gooden, is down to the final 5 in the Runners World TARGET 26.2 SUB 4:30. To win this competition and receive expert coaching and kit ahead of her charity run Eulene needs our votes. Votes close at noon tomorrow (10th December) – so come on Turnford – help her reach her goal and show the power of the Turnford Family.

You can vote using this link:

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You can vote once every day – so vote today and tomorrow morning please!!!

Here is Eulene’s profile on the site. Have a quick read and then get voting – She needs you!

Eulene Gooden “Running has always been a passion but I’ve never had enough time to do it regularly with working, being a taxi for my three daughters, housework, husband and tortoise! I started running more seriously in 2013 when I fulfilled my dream of completing my first marathon. What a fantastic feeling crossing the 26.2 marker at the Edinburgh Marathon. My family cheering me on, so proud of me and I was so happy achieving a long time goal. I used the opportunity to raise over ÂĢ1,000 for a heartfelt charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. I would relish the opportunity to be trained by the experts and demonstrate that even in your 50s you can be fit and fast. I would like to learn how to run faster and I would share my jovial, encouraging and determined nature with the team. I simply love running and the freedom it brings to my busy life!”

What does it mean to you to be in the top 24?

“After an amazing experience at Bootcamp last Friday with my fellow sub 4.30s, I never thought I would actually be selected, although I always held out hope! So now to actually be in the top 5, it is super exciting and very surreal, also it means I go up a notch in “coolness” in the eyes of my teenage daughters. On a serious note, with the expertise of the Runner’s World coaches behind me I actually already feel that I can achieve more than I ever have with regards to running. I have always been envious of people that actually run marathons rather than plod and now that could actually be me! What I will bring to the team is quite simply me; committed, fun, motivated, easily excitable with a sense of awe and definite pride, looking forward to being part of the Asics 26.2 2015 team and the journey that lies ahead.”

Match Report: Black and Yellow Winning Weekend


This past weekend a number of Turnford Senior teams were putting on the Black and Yellow dresses and preparing to take to the court. Below are the match reports from the coaches of the National Prem 1, Regional and Herts Prem 1 teams. 3 big wins were achieved as the teams battle for strong positions in the league tables.

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Runaway Regional Success

The weekend kicked off on Saturday with the Regional squad playing their match against local rivals Hertford Hornets. This really was a no contest match as Turnford took the match 54:20. This was a total team effort with all on focus and everyone playing their part. Special mention must be made of centre Emily Gulvin who never stopped moving, intercepting and placing the ball well into the shooting circle.

The squad consisted of Natalie Richardson,Lottie Morrison, Scarlett Barnes, Jasmine Hatherly, Emily Gulvin, Laura O’mahoney, Georgia Satwick, Beth Hatherly and Abi Naugher.

Herts Premier 1
This was followed by a Herts Premier league 1 match. The girls were missing some key players but again the girls worked hard enough to gain a win 34:23 against Buntingford.

The squad consisted of Emily Carrington, Jas Hatherly, Jas Bowman, Aimee Hatley, Niamh Burns, Phoebe Gillen and Abi Hackett.

Moving On Up

Sunday was the perfect end to a great netball weekend.The National Premier League 1 match was on home ground against Leeds Athletic and the squad certainly kept the supporters on the edge of their seats. At the end of the first quarter Turnford trailed 11:15. The second quarter the squad dug deep to pull back their deficit and pulled forward to lead 25:24. Coach Ann-Marie Dwyer was able to call on the fresh legs of the strong bench and replaced centre Sophie Carter with Captain Kathryn Titmuss and Holly Sims with Clare Drakeford. At the end of the third quarter Turnford led by 36:32 and so it continued and although Turnford had taken their foot of the pedal they had still done enough to take the match 45:42.

Squad : Hayley Mackeller, Bea Skingsley, Sam May, Saarah Davies, Kathryn Titmuss, Sophie Carter, Clare Drakeford, Holly Sims, Lottie Morrison and Georgina Fisher.

Turnford are now relishing their time in this very competitive and high level netball league and have moved up 4th position in the table. Turnford’s next match will be 14th December against the Downs from the South. This is an exhibition match and tickets are available now so come along and support the black and yellows!!!