TAMESIDE’S DAISY DAZZLES ON COURT

TAMESIDE’S DAISY DAZZLES ON COURT

The youngster has enjoyed a memorable season on court and recently captained the under 12s to the first ever Netball Cup National Finals Championship.

Coached by former Audenshaw Sixth Form student Lauren Palmer, Tameside qualified for the competition after winning the Northern Finals in December. As a result of their achievement, Tameside were rewarded with 11 tickets to watch England Netball take on New Zealand live at the Echo Arena in Liverpool in January.

Tameside took momentum from the Northern Finals into the National Finals and started brilliantly, cruising to a trio of victories in the preliminary rounds to book their place in the final. Palmer’s side soared to the top of Group A after beating MK Netters 10-3; Wodson Park 13-0; and Teignbridge Titans 13-1.

Tameside proceeded to sweep aside Leeds Athletic 16-2 in the quarter-final, before edging their way to an 11-4 victory over Startford Thunderbirds in the penultimate round, which subsequently booked a date in the final against Turnford.

After taking a 6-2 lead into the half-time break, Tameside continued to dominate in the second-half despite Turnford’s best efforts and the game ended 9-5 to the girls in yellow and blue.

Following the victory, Palmer tweeted: Following her efforts on court, Ruby Ellis was nominated as the Player of the Tournament.

As part of Daisy’s selection as an Eng Sports Athlete, the youngster will be supported so she can realise her full potential in the netball world.

Eng Sports is focused on delivering and providing P.E lessons and competitive sporting events and experiences for young children and athletes’ through-out the UK.

Their passion for sport and what sport can do for children mentally and physically has allowed them to create and deliver events, workshops and P.E lessons to schools, clubs and local communities.

​As well as educating children on what sport is all about, which will allow them to become stronger, confident and more focused individuals, they also have a vision is to empower the whole of the UK into not being afraid of failure and to realise losing and winning are part of the same team.

Pictures taken from @ENGSportsUK1 and @TamesideNC