Magnet Netball Club Thames Valley Tournament 2018
On Saturday 28th April 2018, the Magnet Netball Club hosted their third annual netball competition, the Thames Valley Tournament at Furze Platt Senior School.
This year, a record 41 teams entered the tournament, including five Magnet teams across the five age categories. Well over 400 girls took part in the competition, aged from U11 through to U15's, representing local clubs from Maidenhead, Wycombe, Windsor, Reading, Newbury and the surrounding area.
Despite bitterly cold weather, and torrential rain overnight, the skies cleared slightly, and the day remained dry to enable play to get cracking and competition soon began to hot up, as the results piled in. With hundreds of coaches and parents supporting their daughters, the atmosphere on the sidelines was amazing.
Tournament organiser, coach and Club Secretary Annette Allanson said "We are really delighted that so many teams have been able to come to our Thames Valley Tournament, which is the biggest it has been this year - we have even turned teams away. Our aim is to run a friendly, fun but very competitive tournament for as many of our local clubs as possible, bringing them all together to celebrate the end of a fantastic season of netball, and I think we have definitely succeeded!!"
Undefeated Berkshire League winners, the Magnet U14 team and local rivals Finch both had won every game as they met in their pool, drawing 4-4. This meant as the played their final game, the winner in that division would de decided on goal difference. Galvanised by this challenge, the Magnet girls rose to the challenge, and played some spectacular netball, winning their final game 14-0!!
In the U15 division, U14 team Woodley White, who have recently qualified for the National Clubs final, played up a year group and still confidently won every game, and took the trophy for the greatest goal difference of the tournament.
The U11 group was also closely contested, with two teams finishing on equal points, and the winning place being awarded to Eagles Netball Club on goal difference.
SILVER CAPS 'CLUBMARK' AWARD
The Magnet Netball Club is delighted to announce that we received our Silver CAPS Clubmark Award on April 4th 2017.
This prestigious accreditation is only given to clubs who can demonstrate that they are offering a good quality netball provision within their community and as such we offer weekly netball sessions for players from Year 2 to Year 9. We provide opportunities for recreational players as well as one development/competition team per year group. We follow the England Netball (EN) development pathway for talented players and pride ourselves on providing a high level of coaching in a friendly and fun environment.
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The Magnet Netball Club had an amazing season in Div 1 in the Junior Berkshire League and Div1/Div2 in the Charters Junior League in 2018 with our U14's being outright winners of both leagues and the U13's coming 2nd in both leagues as well. Fantastic Achievements. Jumping for Joy!!
Even though most of the sessions are full we still have a couple of places available in our Yr 4 Recreational Group and we are particularly looking for Yr 7 experienced players to join our Competition Group. Please contact us if your daughter is sporty and interested in learning to play by completing the Contact Form on the end of the Menu Line.