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What a Weekend! U16s Top 4 in the Country!

What an amazing weekend at the England Netball National Clubs U16 Finals!

In our first appearance at the event the Thunderbirds U16 Competition Squad stormed to a fourth place finish in a prestigious field of the 18 top teams from around the country. Our journey included a well-deserved victory against the reigning champions – Oldham – ensuring we well and truly made our mark.

The competition started on Saturday with a wake-up call, losing 31-18 to a talented Eagles side who were ultimately runners-up. Thunderbirds rallied with wins against Telstars (36-11) and Poole (31-13) finishing the day with a hard-fought win against Hatfield (25-21) which guaranteed a top-six finish.

After a fun meal together and a restful night the team met again at breakfast (nice move from the team managers booking almost every table in the restaurant!) before heading to the venue for day two.

Thunderbirds were drawn against two of the strongest sides in the competition, Bury and Oldham, who fought it out in the first game in the group with Bury coming out on top.

Stratford Thunderbird U16 Nationals 2022

Looking amazing in the new competition kit (with matching ribbons) Thunderbirds then faced Oldham, showcasing our strength and talent right until the last minute to come away with a 24-21 victory. Our final game in the group was against the eventual winners Bury, losing 30-16 but no matter, we were guaranteed a place in the top 4!

Our final match was a third/fourth place play-off against Turnford. It could have gone either way with just two goals separating the sides at times, however Turnford triumphed with some great play and our girls tired after a very challenging weekend.

All-in-all a fabulous outcome, a fantastic experience for the squad and a great way for Thunderbirds to announce their presence on the national stage.

Congratulations to all the other teams, the winners Bury and thanks to the organisers for a great event. It was also fun to set aside local rivalry with the other Midlands representative Parkside, cheering one another on and ultimately celebrating great results for both teams.

 

 

 

Nationals Dinner
Stratford Thunderbirds New Kit 2022 Back
Stratford Thunderbirds Nationals 2022 Win
England Netball

Nationals Here We Come!

This weekend sees our U16 Competition Squad competing in the England Netball National Club Finals having qualified as undefeated West Midlands Regional Champions. The team will be making history for Thunderbirds as the first squad to qualify for the finals since the...

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Training the next generation of Umpires

We were delighted to receive a Magic Little Grant of £500 to support the training of a number of our girls as umpires. Several have now passed England Netball's Into Officiating Course, the first step on the officiating pathway. The Magic Little Grants are provided...

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Happy Holidays!

In spite of another challenging year in 2021, we've enjoyed lots of court time, some great successes and continued growth as a club. Record numbers of our girls have achieved franchise places with the club strongly represented at at Loughborough Lightning, Wasps and...

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The Kit Shop is Now Open!

We're pleased to confirm that the Stratford Thunderbirds kit shop is now open. You can browse the selection and order your kit by following the link below: Stratford Thunderbirds Kit Shop Generally the ordering window is around 3 weeks so please order early to avoid...

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Now on Instagram

Sponsorship News

New Sponsor – A Star Tuition

New Sponsor – A Star Tuition

We are thrilled to announce that A Star Tuition are the latest local business to become a “Friend of Thunderbirds”. Their much appreciated support will help the club with the costs of equipment such as balls, bibs, rebound nets. A Star Tuition specialise in preparing...

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New Sponsor – Crazy Catch

New Sponsor – Crazy Catch

You will be familiar with the latest “Friends of Thunderbirds”- Crazy Catch! Kate Costin, Marketing Manager of their UK distributor, Flicx UK, stated:  “We are delighted to be teaming up with Stratford Thunderbirds. It is clear to see they are a club on the rise, and...

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Now on Twitter

Well done to the U15A team in the BINL v Henley Tigers. A solid performance and score, winning 38-13 & congratulations to Lauren for PP. 💙🚀💙

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Congrats to the B Team in the BNL for a really great game v Varsity. Played in great spirits, thanks to Varsity for taking the time to email us to compliment our players on how lovely they are! So kind. A good win 57-40 PP- Preet. 💙🚀💙

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A damp and chilly start with a tough match against MG Jaguars pink. Lost 10 v 32 but they played really well in their first match, with Martha getting POTM.

The results are in 🥁

Your Regional League champions 🏆

Regional League Div 3 Winners: Stratford Thunderbirds (UNDEFEATED!)
Regional League Div 3 Runners Up: Scorpions
Both teams will advance to Div 2 next season, congratulations!

Fantastic end to a fabulous West Midland's Senior Regional league! Undefeated - 18/18, Division 3 Champions 🏆 Superb achievement by all the players who took to the court over the season! Here we come Div 2!! POM Issy 🙌🚀🚀🚀

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Great effort by the B Team in the BNL v Arden Forest. Each player gave their all, gaining a solid lead after the first quarter, Arden pulled back to draw the second quarter…but with solid shooting the final result was a win 66-45 to Thunderbirds. Congratulations Lauren on PP. 🚀

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