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Squire’s Junior Netball Tournament

On Saturday 17th June teams from all over the South West took part in Swindon’s Squires Junior Netball Tournament to raise funds for The Alzheimers Society. This was the 5th Squires Tournament and each year a different charity is chosen, the day was a huge success and raised a massive £3300 for The Alzheimers Society. This means that the club have now raised nearly £14000 for charities through their Squires Tournament since 2013.

The event took place at the Dorcan Dome and was organised by Raychem but the day run by volunteers from Raychem and the Swindon Netball community. The tournament attracted teams from Swindon, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Devon, Exeter, Salisbury and Southampton.

Three competitions ran on the day with teams competing in the under 12, under 14 and under 16 age groups.

Lawn took victory in the under 12 event, beating Raychem in the final.

In the under 14 competition, Southampton side Swan Rubies came out on top with Raychem again occupying the runners up spot.

Lawn took victory in the under 16 category as they beat Cirencester in the final.

Swindon’s England Under 21 international star Shona O’Dwyer presented the medals and trophies.

Several businesses sponsored the event including Monarch Roofing, T H Burroughs, Helen Browning Chop House, Wilson Tool, ASAP Personal Couriers, St James Place and Boswells.

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