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.