It was a successful weekend for Gloucestershire teams at the NSW Regional Under 14 Finals tournament, held at the Plymouth Life Centre on Sunday 6th April.
With the 8 top teams from around the south west region competing in a round-robin format, Hucclecote finished unbeaten against some strong opposition, most notably from Saints (Cornwall) and Team Jets (Jersey), who eventually finished as runners-up.
Old Chelts finished the day a very creditable 4th place, winning three of their games.
Hucclecote now play in the National finals in Sheffield on May 10th and 11th. Good luck girls!
The full results table is in the attachment below. Photos to follow.
The Sainsbury's School Games County High 5 Netball Final took place last week (Friday 28th March 2014) at Cheltenham College. Each of the five district winners and runners up came together to compete in the Final.
St Mary’s, representing the Cotswold district, were the winners of their group round so progressed through to the semi finals. There they met Warden Hill Primary School - runners up of the other group round - and won 6 vs. 0, qualifying them for the final against King’s School, Gloucester. St Mary’s beat King’s School 3 vs. 2 in a nail biting final to be crowned the School Games County High 5 Champions 2014.
Cirencester Netball Club's squad beat Hucclecote A in the final of the Under 12 tournament held at Bentham Country Club on Sunday 23rd March. They won all the games in their section and played an up and coming Challengers squad in the semi-final to reach the final. The other semi-finalists were Old Chelts A who just failed to reach the final, losing 3-4 to the eventual runners-up.
In the Under 14 age group Hucclecote A and Randwick B had already qualified for the regional league and were ineligble to play, thus leaving the way clear for Hucclecote B and Old Chelts B to win their respective sections. Old Chelts B eventually beat Hucclecote B 11-9 in a closely fought match.
Full results are available to download.
A preliminary tournament for the north part of the South West region was held today, Sunday 9th March, in Swindon, with 9 teams competing, including Team Jets from Jersey who finished as winners.
The Under 14 squads from Hucclecote, Old Chelts and Randwick had previously qualified from the Gloucesterhire league for the preliminary regional round. With the four top teams going through to the regional finals, Hucclecote and Old Chelts secured their places in second and third positions, drawing the game against each other.
Randwick, whose squad were affected by injuries, beat Old Chelts in one of the early games and finished a creditable 8th place.
The regional finals take place on Sunday 6th April in Plymouth with the top two teams to qualify for the national finals - good luck to Hucclecote and Old Chelts!
It will be an all-Randwick affair in the Per Ardua final as Randwick Flash and Randwick Sparks won their respective semi-finals and now play each other for the trophy.
The Bateman final will be contested by Challengers Rockets and Hucclecote Hurricanes, who both triumphed in very closely contested semi-final matches.
The results of the semi-finals held on Satuday 8th March at Bentham Country Club were:
(starting handicap in brackets)
Challengers Rockets (4) beat Survivors A (14) 49-48
Hucclecote Hurricanes (0) beat Gloucester Ladies A (3) 40-38
Randwick Flash (19) beat Gloucester Ladies C (26) 56-53
Randwick Sparks (28) beat Tommies Ladies (0) 61-37
The finals will be played on Saturday 5th April at Bentham.