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June 5, 2011


Royal Wedding Netball Event

Report by Tracy Cripps

On Friday 29th April 2011 in honour of Will and Kate’s marriage, Flamstead Netball Club put together 4 teams of mixed players for a fun event at the Flamstead Fun in The Park.

The teams were made up of regular players, their partners and various other keen individuals and some ‘old’ players even came out of retirement for the day!

Various levels of fancy dress were adorned, veils, Union Jack socks, flags and t shirts. I am hoping to add some photos soon…If you have any please email them to email hidden; JavaScript is required who will add them.

There were four matches in total and the overall winning team was Captained by Phil Mercer and included Chris Mercer, Claire, Megan & Gary Bailey, Jo Hall (our Coach) and Warren.

We also entered a team into the Tug of War competition and I am proud to say that we were victorious beating 2 other teams to become the champions!! We were rewarded with two bottles of champagne,  showing our team spirit and sportsmanship qualities,  we are giving one bottle to the runners up, the Ladies from the Three Blackbirds. (Hazel do remind me when you see me!).

A great day was had by all and I think a few of the men have learnt a few things about Netball like:

  • There’s no point diving to the ground and claiming injury, we just ‘play on’ around you!
  • You NEVER argue with an umpire
  • You can’t run over or through your opponents
  • Running with the ball is not over looked
  • Body slamming is just not the done thing!!

Thank you to all who took part, maybe we can do it again for the Diamond Jubilee next year ?!


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  1. Jun 10 2011

    A few photos now loaded on of the Royal Wedding Celebrations. Don’t tell the boys!!


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