On Saturday 7th May the first ever Squires Junior Netball Tournament was held.
The tournament is named after Raychem Netball Club Chair Mo Squires. The first Adult Squires Tournament was held 4 years ago to raise money for Prospect Hospice, a favourite charity of Mo’s parents. Two years ago the tournament was used to raise funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital. This year the idea was to hold two tournaments, Junior and Adult, to raise funds for MS UK and the Swindon MS Therapy Centre.
Both of these charities are close to members of Raychem Netball Club as two have been living with the illness and others have experience of family members using the Therapy Centre for various treatments.
The aim of the day was to celebrate Junior Netball and make sure the participants had lots of fun whilst raising as much money as possible for these 2 charities.
The standard of Netball played in all age groups was fantastic to see and all teams were a credit to their coaches. The U12 Winners were Lawn with Pinehurst Runners Up. This was replicated in the U16 section.
The U14 had a plate and cup competition. The final of the cup competition saw some outstanding netball from Poole Emeralds and Oxford Team Matrix. Poole Emeralds took an early lead only for Matrix to come from behind to take the win 9-6. The Plate competition saw Hucclecote Firebirds and Cirencester Phoenix battle it out with Hucclecote sealing the win.
In the afternoon local sporting celebrity Kelly Morgan came to watch and present the trophies. Kelly herself a former Raychem Netball player was able to talk to the girls about her sporting life from England Netballer to Commonwealth Javelin medalist and now Professional Boxer.
We would like to thank the following companies for providing sponsorship Virtua UK Ltd, C & D Recruitment, J & E Consultancy and Wilson Tool Ltd.
With the support of these companies, a donation from Zurich and a hardworking volunteer army we raised £2,391. funding from Zurich Financial Services.
We are looking to match or better this amount at the Squires Adult tournament on 11th June.
If you are interested in entering a team please contact Nora Fletcher firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form.