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Throw Back Thursday – Remembering U16 Nationals 2014


U16 Nationals Squad
Turnford Netball Club once again showed why they are one of the top teams in the country after finishing an incredible 6th place at this years U16 National Club Championships held in Redbridge.

Turnford U16s were unbeaten on Day One, with victories over Novos 63-10, Sutton Royals 32-25, Poole 41-33, and Chevrons 43 -11 which guaranteed them a place in the top 6 in England.

Turnford had two group games on Day 2 to reach the finals which they narrowly lost to Weston Park Blades and Leeds this put them through to the 5th/6th play offs.

Turnford found themselves up against Tameside who were representing the North West of England,Turnford showed amazing skill and ability against a strong Tameside squad but had to settle with the 6th place spot.

Turnford U16s season has been an amazing one once again, County Runners up followed by Regional Champions and now 6th best team in England, definitely another year to remember.

Squad members were Chloe Piper, Becki Freestone Aimee Hatley, Megan Pryde, Phoebe Gillen, Olivia Eastwood – Gray, Natasha Powala, George Fisher, Georgia Satwick and Esme Scott-Hewitt

Players player of the tournament went to Olivia Eastwood-Gray.

Pre-Season Tournament Win Gets Turnford Off To Flying Start


SAS Tournament WinnersOur senior team made a super start to the new season, sweeping aside all opposition to win the SAS tournament in Welwyn Garden City. The team was victorious in all 10 of its matches.

Fielding a combination of the national and regional squads, Turnford quickly registered victories over MK Netters (11-3), Nomads (17-7), CD Phoenix (9-4), Billericay (9-5). There was some great defending and turnarounds made by Bea Skingsley, Sarah Davis, Megan Clark and Frankie Wilde, while up front Anne-Marie Dwyer, Holly Sims and Georgina Fisher were slotting them in one after another.

These results put Turnford in the cup section and our great form continued as the centre court of Rachel Jakeman, Georgia Satwick and Clare Drakeford all shone to help secure wins over Minchedon (11-5), Comberton (12-6) and Ipswich (9-4).

In the quarter-finals Turnford overcame Norfolk United 10-8 in a close battle, but the semi proved easier as the black and yellows sailed past Sussex Thunder 13-4.

The final against Worcester Reds, who Turnford had beaten to gain their place in the Premier League One, proved a real test of character.

However, Turnford were always in control, and edged to victory 9-6 to show exactly why they are one of the top 10 clubs in the country.

The winning squad consisted of Rachel Jakeman, Frankie Wilde, Anne-Marie Dwyer, Georgina Fisher, Georgia Satwick, Clare Drakeford, Holly Sims, Sarah Davis, Bea Skingsley and Megan Clark.

England Call Up for Three of Turnford’s Juniors


Turnford are delighted to announce the success of three of their
girls at England level.
Ellie Newman and 14 year old Georgina Fisher were selected for the
U17 squad and Sophie Carter was selected for the U19 squad.
Georgina who is a pupil at the John Warner School has been a member
of Turnford’s Netball Club since she was nine years of age. She has
always been a dedicated and hard working team member and we are
extremely proud of her, especially as she is one of the youngest to
be selected. 16 year old Ellie Newman a pupil at Broxbourne School.
Who is not only a player Turnford can be proud of but she also works
hard as a coach to younger members of the club.
17 year old Sophie Carter, a pupil at St Albans High School, has been
a member of Turnford Netball Club since she started playing at the
late age of 11.
Since then she has gone from strength to strength and again we are
truly proud of her achievement. Both of these girls have been playing
for and training with Maverick Youth, the local NTL squad.
With these three new members this puts Turnford’s national playing
record up to 19 members.

Turnford’s Regional squad finish on a high!


Turrnford’s regional squad finished thier season with a win after a nailbiting match against Ispwich. In the closest game of the season, Turnford held thier nerve to win the match by just one goal, 39-38. A great season for the squad finishing mid table. Well done all.

Regional Squad:

Emily Gulvin, Abi Naugher, Sophie Carter, Jasmine Hatherly, Natalie Richardson, Rachel Jakeman, Amy Dean, Rebecca Suzan, Scarlett Barnes, Erin Sims, Beth Hatherly, Kerry Mitchell

Turnford support England as they make history against the Aussies!


Turnford’s juniors were out in full force to support England in their quest to make history by winning their first ever test match against the Aussies! A coach load of 80 plus 20 more supporters (all with face paint!!) attended the second match in the England test series at Wembley. Having already won the first match, England needed a win to take the test series. It was a close game throughout but England stormed to victory to take the series. An inspiring night was had by all.

Turnford’s Juniors Supporting Breast Cancer


Turnford’s Juniors were sporting pink during thier matches at Wormley last Saturday to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Parents, friends and supporters kindly donated 10p per goal that was scored on the day. All proceeds were donated via the league to Breast Cancer. Well done girls!!!

Turnford Trio scoop awards at Hertfordshire Sports Partnership Awards Evening


Three of Turnford’s volunteers received recognition at the Herts Sports Partnership Awards evening on the 17th December.

Maureen Ball, Turnford’s president received a lifetime achievement award, first place in the ‘Gold Award for Service to Sport’. Carole Titmuss received 2nd place in the ‘Coach of the Year’ award and Ellie Newman was awarded 2nd place in the ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’ category.

Well done ladies!!

Pictured: Ellie Newman, Maureen Ball and Carole Titmuss

Turnford’s Youth take Superleague NTL by storm


8 of Turnford’s junior players have been selected for National Talent League teams. This is a huge achievement for both the girls and the club. Ellie Newman, Stephanie Lewis-Smith, Sophie Carter, Holly Sims, Charlotte Ramejkis and 14 year old George Fisher have all been selected for Hertfordshire Mavericks, whilst Rebecca Suzan was selected for Team South and Emily Gulvin for Surrey Storm. Congratulations girls!

Winning Weekend for Turnford


Both Turnford’s Regional and National teams came away with victories this weekend.

The National side travelled to Middlesborough to play northern team Grangetown. Turnford got off to a great start leading 20-7 at half time. Despite Grangetown’s best efforts, they could not catch Turnford, with the game finishing 38-27

Player of the match: Lottie Morrison


The Regional side made their way to Norfolk to play against Thoroughbreds. Having lost to Thoroughbreds in the first half of the season, Turnford were determined to win and they led throughout to take the game 47-35.

Player of the match: Ellie Newman



Carole Titmuss and Cathy Williams, along with ten Turnford tourists made their way to Heathrow in the early hours of Monday morning 29th October. Their aim was to play the Maltese sides of the highest calibre, culminating in a match against the Maltese National side.
This Turnford side was a source to be reckoned with and their first match against Maltese first division squad Strikers resulted in a comfortable win for Turnford 46:14.

The following day was Halloween and Turnford visited the majestic and rustic Popeye Village which is home to the 1980 Popeye Live Action Movie. Constructed solely for shooting the Jules Feiffer adaption of E C Segar’s classic one-eyed sailor. The village became Popeye’s Haunted Village due to it being Halloween and there truly was not a haunted attraction scarier. The girls and officials had a fun scary evening.

The next match for Turnford was against another of Malta’s first division squad Kizers, but again the strong side of Turnford proved no match and Turnford ran out winners 46:24.Turnford continued their tour the following day by visiting the largest shopping mall on Malta. A few souvenirs were purchased. Friday was spent at the Golden Bay resort where the girls enjoyed 80 degree heat riding the waves on a banana
boat. On day five the final game was against a squad that consisted of some of Maltese national players. Turnford were apprehensive but excited. The Maltese side were a lot more aggressive than the Turnford side, but skill wise they were no match. At half time the score lay at 33:15. All nine players were able to take court and the final score was 56:30. A result Turnford are rightly proud of.