Huge congratulations to A Team’s Hannah Sells and her now fiancé, Jess Harwood on their engagement whilst on their holiday last week. We have to say Jess, it’s about time, but the best things come to those who wait! We are all looking forward to the celebrations and the announcement of ‘The date’! Fantastic news, for a fantastic, well suited couple who we all adore. May this be the start of many good things to come for you both!
A huge congratulations to 15 year old Millie Spires, who won the Herts & District Netball Leagues Players Player of the Year for 2016-2017 season. Since joining Omega, her first ever netball Club, in September 2016 and playing as part of the Club’s first junior squad, Millie has grown in confidence and skills in playing the game. Each game she has played, she has been solid in playing a defensive position within the squad, showing great determination in striving to win the ball from the opposition at every opportunity. As is the case with the rest of the squad, she has displayed great team spirit, both when playing and supporting the team at every game.
Winning this Award is a great accolade for any player, but an even bigger achievement for Millie in her first season, having played against experienced, adult players all season. We hope Millie will continue to build on her skills and show the same enthusiasm for the game in the coming season and wish her and the rest of the squad great success as they progress their game. Well done Millie!
End of Season Mixed, Youth and Seniors Mini Tournament
Lauren Lee, Julie Stanbridge, Abby English, Maisie Mizon, Ruby Brett, Lucy Andrews, Emma Lack, Hannah Brown, Claire Daws
Leanne Mansfield, Emma Maidment, Andrea Kinninmonth, Louise Merrick, Jodie Gill, Millie Spires, Ellie Reynolds (and missing from the picture is Emma Faulkner)
Louise Cousins, Molly Brett, Anna Rogers, Charlotte O’Riordan, Holly Bennett, Sophie Cockrill, Yasmin Rogers (and missing from the picture is Martha Rodman)
Faye Bellas, Lauren Ahern, Charlotte Jordan, Jodie Woods, Hannah Sell, Neave Parsons, Megan Pryde, Kayleigh Hawkins
The final indoor training session for the season and the Junior and Senior sessions are combined to allow for a fun mixed mini-tournament. The Club teams were split across four colour named teams, with a fair distribution of all skill levels across the teams.
The night started with a warm-up bib race to get our hearts and adrenaline pumping. We then enjoyed six mini games of 15 minutes each, with rolling subs allowed to ensure fair game play for all. The session gave club members who usually only play, the opportunity to officiate and get more involved. It also allowed the youths and seniors to work together and learn from each other, building a great cross-Club rapport.
The night went well and appeared to be enjoyed by all, with the Blue’s winning the tournament and receiving a mini Easter Egg as their prize! Definitely an evening we will aim to repeat and may even start the season with.