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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.




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School Games 2021

Massive Congratulations to Mollie, Issy and Jess who will be representing their franchises at the 2021 School Games at Loughborough University this weekend. All three girls were chosen to represent their franchises after a lengthy training programme and extensive...

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Umpire Training

As our club is growing, with lots of teams and lots of fixtures, we need more umpires to officiate. Can you help? Becoming an umpire is an opportunity to not only help the club, but it is something which you could include in your Personal Statement when applying for...

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Sponsorship News

New Sponsor – Apteco

New Sponsor – Apteco

Warwick-based technology company Apteco have kindly become a “Friend of Thunderbirds”. Club Sponsorship Manager Martin Phillis remarked “It is wonderful to have the backing of another great local business. We really appreciate their support, which will help towards...

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New Sponsor – Prime Studios

New Sponsor – Prime Studios

We are pleased to announce that Prime Studios are supporting our club by becoming “Friends of Thunderbirds”. Prime Studios are a bespoke private gym a short distance from Stratford in a lovely rural location. In addition to bespoke personal training, they offer sports...

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