Archive for July, 2015

Celebrating the Turnford Family


A couple of weeks ago, as the season drew to a close, it was time for the Turnford family to come together at the annual awards evening and celebrate what has been a fantastic year. Where to start? The successes came from the very top with our national Prem 1 Team – all the way down to the tiny little U8 girls. Here are some of the highlights:


England Netball National Club Champs – U16 & U14:

Both teams did their club, region, county, parents and themselves proud by coming away with the Bronze medals. We are so very proud of you all girls! W.I.N

Prem 1

National Prem 1:
The 2014/2015 season was the first in the history of the club in this top flight division. The team fought hard and had some fantastic victories and some disappointing defeats. But the team stayed strong, ended the season with a big win and most importantly ended in a position that means we are HERE TO STAY!

U8 to U13:
There really are so many proud moments to mention for the junior section of club. From the ability to field SEVEN teams in the U8/U9 age group in the summer league at Turnford to numerous tournament victories and league winning performances from EVERY age group.

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The trophy cabinet really is heaving at the end of the 2014/2015 season. But much more importantly we had so much fun! Take a look at this video to see just what a great year it really was.

Awards Evening

awarsd eve

We really are proud of how well the club is supported by its members and awards evening was a great testament to this. As you can see from the above photo it really was a packed house. Before the parents hit the dance floor to impress (embarrass) their children it was time for the awards. On this evening, the teams are presented with the awards for any leagues they have won as well as there being awards for the most improved in each team and the the most outstanding in each year group. The awards were presented by Turnford’s England U21 player Georgina Fisher. Here is an overview of the awards:

Young Umpires

Before the year group awards were given out the club recognised the newest young umpires from the club. Our volunteers are the heart of the club and it really is heartwarming that so many of the girls want to give back to the club by umpiring and coaching the younger teams. This year’s new umpires were:

Evie H
Courtney F
Ella W

U8/U9 Awards
Most Improved
Turtles – Evie Hayter

Tasers – Millie White

Typhoons – Olivia McCarthy

Most Outstanding

U9 – Anna Wingfield

U10 Awards

Most Improved
Tiddlers – Leah Manning

Tadpoles – Indya Bowmaker

Topaz – Stella Forgioni

Thunder – Amber Williams

Most Outstanding

Mia Hannington

U11 Awards

Most Improved

C-team – Isabelle Henn

B-team – Holly May

A-team – Abby Hockney & Hannah Parkinson

Most Outstanding

Peace Akinyemi

U12 Awards

Most Improved

Telstars – Mia Williams

Troopers – Holly Kennedy

Torpedos – Lily-Mai Davies

Most Outstanding

Ellie Oswick

U13 Awards

Most Improved

B-team – Emily Carter
A-Team – Courtney Ferns & Jasmine Harvey-Stone

Most Outstanding

Sienna Rushton

U14 Awards

Most Improved

B-team – Stephanie
A-team – Lucy Millberry

Most Outstanding


U15 Awards

Most Improved

Torpedoes – Sophie Lewis

Twisters – Tara Pryde

Most Outstanding

Charlotte Dadey

U16 Awards

Most Improved
Abbey Hackett & Izzy Stibbs

Most Outstanding

Jasmine Bowman

Senior Awards

Most Improved Regional

Georgia Satwick

Most Improved National

Sophie Carter

Overall Most Outstanding Club Player

Georgina Fisher

Volunteer of The Year

Emma Ferns

We could not end a review of the year without a few words from our Head Coach – Carole Titmuss:

“Another great year for Turnford with every player taking on board our new slogan Work hard with Intensity and Never give up. It is difficult to chose one high point because there were so many. From the very young members winning their first tournament – then looking to the U14s and U16s gaining the bronze medal at the club nationals through to our National Premier squad remaining in the first division of this very prestigious league. We are so proud of every member and volunteer that make our Turnford family a joy to be part of. I would however make a special mention of Emma Ferns who has moved us into the right direction with the introduction of our much improved website”

And with that – it was time for the ‘Cha Cha Slide’ to get underway – slide to the left…


Turnford Girls Triumph at Essex Open & St Albans


As the busy summer season of tournaments draws to a close, the Turnford girls were once again strutting their stuff a few weeks ago at both the Essex Open and St Alban’s tournaments.


Turnford were out in force at the Essex tournament With 7 teams from U11 all the way up to two Senior Turnford teams in the Open section. This was a fantastic opportunity for the youngsters of Turnford to watch their senior role models in action and for the Turnford Family to come together and enjoy an excellent day’s netball. And an excellent day it was with the U11 and U13 teams reigning victorious and runner up spots for the U14s and one of the Senior teams.

essex open


The u11a kicked off the day with convincing victories over Hornets b 15-1, Essex open 14-0, New Campbell 11-0 and Brentwood 12-2. Their final group game was against Redbridge and despite a slow start, Turnford took the match 9-5. The semi final saw Turnford face up to local rivals Hornets A but Turnford came out strong from the start and took the win with an impressive score line of 16-3. The final was against Woodley, but fantastic defence from Tianna Quartey, Mia Andrews, Sophie Lennon and Peace Akinyemi meant that nothing got past Turnford in the second half and Turnford took the game 6-3.

The u11b enjoyed a day of victories against Redbridge, CD Phoenix, AP Saints and Marshalls, losing out to Essex Open in the quarter finals.

U11a-Abby Hockney, Marcie Howell, Bella Baylis, Hannah Parkinson, Emily squires, Neave Wilson, Tianna Quartey, Sophie Lennon, Mia Andrews, Peace Akinyemi

U11b-Rosie batt, Holly May, Zoe Wood, Polly Watson, Elena Davies, Grace Best, Ellen Mcguigan, Nina Morajaria


The U12s performed very well in their group, making it all the way to their Semi-finals where they lost to Poole 5-10.


The U13s, once again showed their pedigree and the win of this tournament meant they had not lost a tournament all season. They had wins against Essex open 12:4, Norfolk 13:2, Brentwood 14:3, Academy 10:4, and Marshals 18:1. This showed the strength of the defence Freya Keohane, Frankie Baylis , Emily Carter and player of the tournament Jasmine Harvey-Stone, allowing only 14 goals past them.

This put the squad through to the quarter finals against CD Pheonix but again the defense did not allow them much grace and the centre court of Courtney Ferns and Megan Thomas took the ball confidently own court and fed the shooters Sienna Rushton and Evie Pringle to convert their chances with ease and they took the match 14:4.

The semi final was a tighter affair – Having not met much opposition, all day, the Turnford squad took their foot of the pedal, but none the less they took the game 7:6 putting them through to a final against Woodley. This time they knew, start as they mean to finish and so they did winning by a remarkable 14:5.

The squad consisted of Freya Keohane, Frankie Baylis, Megan Thomas, Jasmine Harvey-Stone, Evie Pringle, Courtney Ferns, Emily Carter and Sienna Rushton.

The U14s had an excellent day beating all presented to them throughout the day but the finals was not to be theirs and they lost to the host Team Essex by 2 goals. – but they can be proud of how they have performed this season.

The squad consisted of Nikki Skinner, Katy Harris, Evie Herrick , Abbie Bromley, Busola Gureje, Lucy Milbury and Emily Sabertino.

St Albans

st albans

Whilst this tournament was happening, at the same time Turnford’s young U10s were giving a fine display at the St Albans tournament This tournament ran over 2 days. On day 1 the A team were unbeaten and only let in 2 goals all day. Taking wins against Mill Hill B 10 – 0, St Albans B 9-0, Hatfield B 12-2, St Nicholas 11-0, Stevanage Storm 13-0,

The B squad played superb netball only losing one game. – Mill Hill A 4-6, St Albans A 6-2, Abbey Flyers 5-1, Hatfield 4-3.

On the second day both the Turnford teams were in the same group. With the A squad taking wins Mill Hill A 12-1, Hatfield A 13-0, Abbey Flyers 12-0, Turnford B 15-2.

The B squad results – Mill Hill A 7-4, Hatfield A 8-3, Abbey Flyers 6-2, Turnford A 2-15.

Turnford A won the the tournament only letting in 4 goals over the 2 days, with the B squad taking second place. A magnificent result from teams so young. squad members consisted of:

A team – Georgie Wood, Mia Hannington. Maddie Murchison, Lili Andrews, Ellie Lane, Amber Williams, Amber Clark, Ellen Feely, Bobbi Bell.

B team – Libby Hicks, Chloe Lock, Libby Burton, Frankie Horncastle, Erin Davies, Ella March, Stella Forgione, Evie
Atkins, Tilly Barnard

Players of the tournament A team:Amber Williams and Georgie Wood

B team:Libby Hicks.
Coach Lyn Cole said how proud she was of each and every one of them.

Well done again to all the girls of Turnford from the U10s all the way up to the seniors! The girls never take winning for granted but its certainly been a summer for filling up the trophy cabinet. We’re all proud of you girls – ‘BLACK N YELLOW’