OK – I admit it – the headline is a little cheesy but who doesn’t like a bit of alliteration – particularly when overcome with excitement at another fabulous performance by the club’s juniors.
The Tegate Junior tournament is always a great day’s competition and it didn’t fail to deliver two weekends ago.
Turnford was represented at Tegate by the U11A, U11B, U12, U13A and U13B teams. All of the teams had a fantastic day:
The U12s won their age group convincingly (report to come).
The U11As had a successful day but had to be content with the runners up trophies after a tense final.
The U11Bs had a fantastic run making it to the semi final and only losing by 1 goal to the eventual tournament winners.
The U13Bs also played great netball all day and only narrowly lost out on a semi final place.
The U13As were a force to be reckoned with. They brushed aside all that was presented before them. With excellent shooting accuracy from Sienna Rushton and Evie Pringle, through the round stages, a magnificent 54 goals were scored. Particular mention must be made of the tight defending of Jasmine Harvey-Stone, Maddie March, and Frankie Baylis, allowing only 7 goals past them. They beat Asco 13:1, Crosskeys 12:1, Norfolk 6:1, Braintree B 12:0, Flames 7:2 and Essex 4:2.
This put them comfortably through to the semi finals where they met with Braintree A. The mature centre court link of Katherine Wingfield, Laura Dynia, Freya Keohane and Courtney Ferns, fed well into the circle for the shooters to continue to slot them in and take themselves to the finals winning 8:1. The squad was now breezing into their flow of confidence and every player played their part in a magnificent display of impressive netball and emerged victorious taking the winners cup 13:4.
I think you can tell from the photo – they were pretty pleased!