Hornets’ nest netball tourney

Nottingham Knights (Purple) v Southwell Ladies.
Nottingham Knights (Purple) v Southwell Ladies.

The first netball tournament staged by the thriving Hucknall Town club last Sunday has been given the thumbs up.

The tourney, which attracted 16 teams from across Nottinghamshire, was staged at the club’s base, the National Church Of England Academy, on Annesley Road.

As well as a trophy, the winning team received a cash donation for a charity of their choice.

The club have made giant strides over the last 20 years. Their top team, Hucknall Hornets, won the Notts Winter League’s First Division championship last season with a flawless record of 16 wins from 16 games to win promotion to the Premier Division.

And it was Hornets who landed the spoils at the tourney, with Boots as runners-up. They donated £50 to the local charity, Put Things Right.

An associated Plate competition was won by Tubitts 2, who gave £50 to Childline. Runners-up were Sirens.

All the teams say they were impressed with the professionalism of the tournament, which was the brainchild of Town member Renee Haywood. Helping Renee to organise it were Lindsey Wilson, Maria Sanderson and Sara Eaves.

Anyone interested in joining the club should go to their website at www.hucknalltownnetball.com.