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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.

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

National Prem League


Turnford made their way to Hatfield University to face The Downs from Surrey in their second National League game. The excitement of winning their first game put them in good stead to face their second challenge and after the first quarter Turnford led 11-5. Coach Ann-Marie Muller was keen to keep the consistency of play and made no changes for the second quarter. This was obviously the correct decision as Turnford led at half time 20-12, but a stiff talk from The Down’s coach brought on an energised team who set about dismantling Turnford’s set play and after the third quarter a shocked Turnford were only leading by two goals. Despite efforts to re-establish themselves, Turnford could not reverse the trend of the experienced opposition and The Down’s took the game by one goal 34-35.

The squad consisted of: Rachel Oliphant, Natalie Richardson, Danielle Titmuss, Stephanie Burke, Adele Cole, Jasmine Hatherly, Bobbi Simmonds, Natalie Oliphant, Rachel Jakeman and Sarah Davis

Regional League


Turnford played their first Div 2 Regional League last Saturday against Star from Essex. This was a home match for Turnford playing at Goffs Sports Hall. This was the first regional match that some ofthe Turnford players had taken part in. The first quarter saw a nervous approach by the Turnford side to this standard of netball and they went down in the first quarter 9-10. The coach, Carole Titmuss, introduced new defence Claudia Masucci to the court. Her tight defending and continual interceptions turned the game in Turnford’s favour, putting the half time score at 25-14.

The whole squad gelled together allowing the accurate passing from wing attack Chloe Darcy to feed well into the circle, where shooter Amy Dean had an almost 100% shooting accuracy, for which she was voted by both Star and Turnford as Player of the Match. Turnford ran out winners 47-26.

The squad consisted of: Natalie Richardson, Claudia Masucci, Kathryn Titmuss, Chloe Darcy, Adele Cole, Rachel Jakeman and Amy Dean.