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Tiger Saints take court for the first time

Just over a month and a half after launching, Tiger Saints (a brand new junior club in Avon) have taken to court in their first ever league fixture.

Launched by a group of enthusiastic volunteers, the club began running sessions at the beginning of the summer holidays, with the aim to provide young girls in and around the Kingswood area of Bristol an opportunity to play netball outside of school. The volunteers have worked hard over the summer to secure a venue and a coach, and put together a committee so that they could take the leap to enter an U12 team into the local Avon Junior League.

After a busy summer of getting prepared, the young team took part in the Avon junior seeding tournament on Sunday 1st October. This was the first time many of the players had ever played 7 a side netball and despite their inexperience they were able to win some of their games and really enjoyed the experience.

Matches for Avon’s Junior league kicked off on Sunday 8th October and the one of the very first matches of the U12 league saw Tiger Saints take on Fry ‘B’. All of the hard work from both the players and volunteers certainly paid off and the Tiger Saints came away with a strong win 16-2.

A great start for the newly formed club!

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