Where has the time gone! With 2016 already in sight, we thought we’d take this opportunity to look back on the past year here at Netbusters and send out our annual awards.
We’re all looking forward to Christmas in a few days and it’s safe to say that we’re all in the festive spirit after our charity Christmas tournament a few weeks ago! Not only did we see some fabulous netball performances, but the delicious cake sale, exciting killer competition and Christmas-themed fancy dress made the day even better. Big thanks to the 8 teams who took part and to our Netbusters umpires who helped to make the day a great success. Father Christmas gave these lovely elves a day off to come along to our tournament…
Congratulations to Grigers (a combination of the superstar Tigers & Granny Pants players from Clapham Junction) who finished as the overall tournament winners and headed home undefeated with big smiles on their faces! Meanwhile in the plate tournament, Thundercats just pipped The Ho Ho Hoes to take home the trophy in a thrilling final. Check out the photos of our festive winners below.
An extra special shout out goes to Maxine from Balham Babes who won the overall Player of the Tournament, and also to Georgie from Grigers who showed off her shooting skills to win the coveted Christmas Toblerone bar in our killer competition.
It really was a great day, and we’re pleased to announce that we raised nearly £500 for a very worthwhile charity. We’d like to thank you all for getting in to the festive spirit and supporting Shooting Star Chase, your contributions to the charity will go far this Christmas!
So now it’s time to reveal our netball stars of 2015. If you see your team, or better still your name, featured in one of our award tables then you definitely deserve an extra-large glass of prosecco on Christmas Day! Congratulations to all of the following award winners, drum roll…
The Netbusters Award for this year’s most outstanding players
In order to shortlist our most outstanding players across all of our Netbusters leagues, we have totted up the POM votes from the past year. Very well done to Lucy Ryan from Amazeballs who has finished in a very well-deserved 1st place with a grand total of 12 POMs in 2015!
|Emma Pybus||The Durhamites/Clapham South||10|
|Laura Smallwood||Victorious Secret/Clapham South||9|
|Ali Hobbs||Camden Cannons/Camden||8|
|Clare Kitson||Tigers/Clapham Junction||7|
|Elinor Williams||Markers and Shooters/Marylebone||7|
|Louise Green||Ball Girls/Balham||7|
The Netbusters Award for the highest scoring teams
We can’t even begin to imagine how many netballs have swished through the nets at our leagues this past year, but here are the 5 teams who have contributed the most to that total. We’d like to give a special shout out to Granny Pants who have averaged 36 goals per game in our Clapham Junction league and scored a total of 1190 this year – wow! The defence, mid-court and shooters are all obviously do their jobs very well! We do actually have some further proof for that…this show-stopping team took home their 14th Netbusters title earlier this month, now that is certainly worth a mention!
The Netbusters Award for 2015’s top form teams
Quite frankly, this award goes to the teams who are the best at winning on a very regular basis! The Swans in our Brixton Monday league are getting pretty well practiced at it…
|Team||Total of Games Since Last Loss|
|The Swans||16 (all wins)|
|Victorious Secrets||15 (all wins)|
|TBC Ballers||7 (all wins)|
|Astroids||6 (all wins)|
|The Warren Street Wolves||6 (all wins)|
Well done to all of the winning teams and players, keep up the good work next year! There’s lots to look forward to in 2016 and, with the new rules coming into play, it’ll be an interesting year for the netball world! Thanks to everyone who has played in our leagues this year, we hope to see many of you returning to our courts in the New Year. We’re also excited to welcome many new faces to our brand new leagues in Shoreditch, Waterloo and Battersea. As always, we’d like to thank our dedicated umpires for all of their hard work all the year round. Now all that’s left to do is wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the netballing success you could wish for in 2016!
Amy, Louise and The Netbusters Team