Monday 30th October 2017

Netball Freshers’ Tournament

Our annual Fresher’s Tournament had a small but perfectly formed number of teams competing on the day: with representation from University of St Andrews, University of Glasgow Recreational teams, University of Glasgow Dentists and Glasgow Caledonian University.

All teams played 4 matches with 15-minute halves in a round robin. It was clear that 30-minute matches, combined with the large amount of game time overall, gave players the opportunity to show off their skills as the highly competitive match between University of St Andrews 5s and University of Glasgow Rec team 1 kicked the day off with a bang.

All five teams showed their quality as the tournament unfolded, with the most closely contested match between University of Glasgow Dentists and University of Glasgow Recreational team 1 keeping everyone on edge. A final goal in the closing seconds sealed the win for Glasgow Recreational Team 1 in an exciting finale, although St Andrews ultimately showed their class by finishing the tournament undefeated.

The final standings were:

5th place         5 points            Glasgow Caledonian University

4th place         10 points          University of Glasgow Recreational team 2

3rd place         13 points          University of Glasgow Dentists

2nd place        16 points          University of Glasgow Recreational team 1

1st place         20 points          University of St Andrews 5s

It was a great day out for everyone involved and gave an opportunity for people from different institutions and ages to come together and play netball at a competitive level. Thank you to everyone involved in the day – especially Netball Chair, Karen MacKellar!