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South Region Qualifying Tournament

By Tracey Kimber

All 4 teams were incredible and qualify for regional netball next year.

This weekend saw the Netball South Regional qualifying tournament taking place in High Wycombe for the 2018-19 leagues. We entered teams into all four age groups U19, U16, U14 and U13, with the older girls playing Saturday and the younger ones on Sunday.

The U19 played all the other teams in their age group, which meant 11 games of 12 minutes. They got off to a flying start winning their first 7 games. A draw against Eagles in game 8 saw us top of the table, with 3 to play. In the final 3 games we lost to a very strong Clan side (although we won the second half!), but won the other 2 ending the day winners of the tournament. This is the second year in a row the U19 have topped the group!

The format for the U16, U14 and U13 was slightly different, with 3 group stages.

The U16 had a little bit of a shaky start as a fairly new combination of players came together, coming 4th out of 5 in the first grouping of the day, with just one win out of 4 against CN Select. In the second grouping it all came together with them winning 4/4 games against CN Select, Fareham Fireflies, Woodley and Royals. In the final round they had to come first or second to qualify for Div 1. They lost the first match to CD Phoenix 11-7 , but beat Trinity 10-5, meaning that we needed a win against a strong MK Dons. It was a sterling effort (cheered on by the U19) but they couldn't quite make the win so qualified for Division 2.

The U13 and U14 took to the court on Sunday in VERY hot and sunny conditions.

The U14 lost their first 3 games, but they were very close tough games. They had an excellent match against Dreams losing by just 2 goals, and the girls played amazingly well despite the heat. They finished qualifying for Division 2.

The U13 started well with a win against MK Netters and Bucks Phoenix and a loss to NRG and Panthers but picking up a point. Unfortunately Immie had a nasty fall and didn't play again (thankfully nothing serious). In the second grouping they had a win against CN Select and made it through to the final stages. with 3 games against MK Dons (win) and Matrix (loss) and it all came down to a final game against Rushmoor. Which they won! They qualified for Division 1 in second place overall.

An awesome Swan perfomance!

Updated 21:03 - 3 Jun 2018 by Tracey Kimber

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Fixtures
Sat 27 Apr
a
Swan Coral (U12) Weston
Tournament TBC
a
Swan Crystals (U11) Weston Tournament
Friendly TBC
h
Swan Aqua (U12) Weston Blades
Tournament 09:00
a
Swan Amethyst (U11) Weston Park Tournament
Friendly 09:00
Wed 1 May
h
Swan Black Dreams 5
League 20:15
Fri 3 May
h
Swan - Hants 1 Presentation Night
Festival TBC
h
Swan Platinum Presentation Night
Festival TBC
h
Swan Jade (U19) Presentation Night
Friendly TBC
h
Swan Rubies (U14) Presentation Night
Festival TBC
h
Swan Aqua (U12) Presentation Night
Festival TBC
h
Swan Coral (U12) Presentation Night
Festival TBC
h
Swan Amethyst (U11) Presentation Night
Festival TBC
h
Swan Crystals (U11) Presentation Night
Festival TBC
h
Swan Gold Presentation Night
Festival 07:00
h
Swan Black Presentation Night
Festival 07:00
h
Swan Garnet (U13) Presentation Night
Festival 07:00
h
Swan Peridot (U14) Presentation Night
Festival 18:00
h
Swan Cygnets (U9) Presentation Evening
Festival 18:00
h
Swanlings (U8) Presentation Evening
Festival 18:00
h
Senior South Region Presentation Night
Festival 19:00
h
Swan - Hants 2 Presentation Night
Festival 19:00
h
Swan Pearl (U16) Presentation Night
Festival 19:00
h
Swan Sapphire (U16) Presentation Night
Festival 19:00
h
Swan Amber (U15) Presentation Night
Festival 19:00
h
Swan Amber (U15) Presentation Night
Friendly 19:00
h
Swan Opal (U14) Presentation Night
Festival 19:00
h
Swan Topaz (U13) Presentation Night
Festival 19:00

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