We’ve barely finished sipping our end of season celebratory Proseccos however plans are well underway for the 16/17 season. Due to high demand, Tiffin NC are running not one but two trials for the senior club.
Saturday 2nd July
Monday 11th July
Both trials are taking place at Tiffin Girls’ School, Richmond Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5PL. There is parking outside and the school is also easily accessed from Kingston or Richmond train lines, jump on the no 65 bus and jump off at Tiffin School, simples!
We will be selecting for our four squads including for our Regional team who play in the London and South Regional League.
Before you sign up for trials, some useful info you needs to know.
We run whole club pre-season to whip our little bottoms into great shape for the beginning of season.
The upper squad train on a Tuesday night, lower squad on a Monday night, both from 7.30-9.30 indoors at Holy Cross School, Kingston. We have great coaching and work hard at training.
We play in various leagues on Saturdays from September through to April.
We have regular socials including monthly wine clubs, big nights out which this year included a Thames cruise (fancy!) and lots of other fun stuff in between.
Club subs are £200 for the year which includes England Netball affiliation.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
What a fortnight Netball in England! We’re all exhausted from the early starts last week! Just before the team took off to Sydney, England Netball came down to join us in Twickenham to see what we were up to!
Elaine (Coach/Player/Chief) and Nicky (Regional Captain/Personal Trainer extraordinaire) took us through our 1st weights session and here is what Elaine had to say about the experience.
“Along with the coaches, Nicky and I wanted to have a really structured pre-season to ensure we all hit the season in peak condition. Held at world-class facility at St Mary’s University, our aim was to ensure that everyone became familiar with using free weights as this should form part of our training programmes outside of netball.
“These exercises will be part of the seasons training programme, in order to try and maximise performance as well as help reduce injury risk. (Elaine’s area of interest & expertise). More women are engaging in regular weight training and seeing the benefits and for netball players the benefits are undeniable.”
Everyone loved the session and we all got a lot out of it, the weights were fun, and it was even followed by quick, high-intensity circuits at the end – there’s no stopping us!
This training will complement the skills based and tactical training through the season that our wonderful coaches put together and we all look forward to a great season ahead.
Keep your eye out in England Netball mag for the official article. Go Tiffs!
Well, our first trials were a great success. We had a lovely turn out from old and new players and everyone really enjoyed being back on the court again. We managed our usual warm up which was set up from last years coach Morgan and everyone (except perhaps one person!) remembered the routine. We then went straight into the games and while we were a little rusty after a break, we were quickly back into the swing of some great Tiffin netball.
And really, the best part of the day was seeing everyone again!
We are always looking for experienced netball players to join us at Tiffin. If you’re curious about us, drop us an email at email@example.com and say hello!
Tiffin is just finalising details for its June trials for the 2014/2015 season. We are always keen to meet new netballers who are interested in joining the club, so if you would like us to keep you posted about trial dates, please email Claire on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get in contact when dates and times are confirmed.
Cobham B were ringing for reinforcements after a first quarter smashing from Tiffin which saw Tiffin in the lead 11 to 4. Captain Claire had given Tiffin a goal: get out there hard, early, and get a healthy lead! With Nadia and Katie leading the charge in the attacking circle Tiffin was on the offence. Tori had a cracker of a quarter in WA leaving her defender in the dust. While there was a quite a lot of time with no goals scored as the ball bounced from one end of the court to the other – Tiffin triumphed through the first quarter and established supremacy early.
The second quarter saw a huge comeback from Cobham B who caught Tiffin having a 2nd quarter nap. Tiffin’s defence end worked hard against the Cobham attack who had regained some confidence lost in the first quarter. SJ and Lizzie worked well together to keep the ball out of the circle, but Cobham’s crafty lobs into the GS were much better placed in this quarter. Cobham bounced back to regain 2 of their lost goals finishing the quarter 18:13.
Tiffin wasn’t having any of it and when they saw reinforcements arrive from a higher league at half time to bolster the Cobham ranks – Tiffin upped their game. Sophie M was more than a match for the super sub Cobham GA, who was riled early on in the quarter. The Cobham C (a lovely player, she’s got a good netball head on her shoulders) tried hard to rally the troops but Tiffin were not having it and finished the quarter another 2 up 28:21.
In the final quarter, Tiffin brought off the bench star shooter Sophie P whose calm confidence inspired the team towards a 39:30 win. The Cobham super sub went over on her ankle with 30sec on the clock – here’s hoping it wasn’t anything serious. A huge thanks to Clarissa and Sarah P for coming along. Champions!
What a match and what a perfect day for the match! The sun was smiling on us creating a great opportunity for Tiffin dress shaped Tans. Tiffin came on all guns blazing but met a worthy opponent in Hillcrest. The first quarter yo yo’d with Hillcrest taking the lead, then Tiffin, then Hillcrest. Lizzie took the WA out of the game and was a created a lot of turnover opportunity. Sophie M and Tess worked together beautifully in the defence end picking up a ton of intercepts. In the attack end, Sophie P capitalised on this with a near perfect shooting average, and Rachel proved a brilliant addition to the team able to easily shake off her defence. Quarter time score: Tiffin in the lead by just one goal.
Quite a few team changes at quarter time to maximise the use of our brilliant bench. Helen came on in WA and picked up some fantastic intercepts on the fly. Nadia took the C bib and showed us that she didn’t want to take that off as she smashed through the rest of the match in the centre of the court. Tori was brought on to WD to help us bring the ball out of the defence end and did so with grace. Finished the 2nd quarter another one up to make it 23:21 to Tiffin.
Claire brought herself off the bench in the 3rd quarter to add some fresh legs in the defence end and realised just how hard the girls were working on court! SJ came back on court in the WA spot with the determination of a Roman army. The girls all clicked in this quarter and the turnovers were rewarded on a consistent basis, Katie working in spectacular style with Rachel in the circle, finishing the third quarter at a whopping 38:27.
Hillcrest came on in the last quarter determined to shut down our roll, but Tiffin dug their heels in to win the quarter by 2 goals – taking the final time score to 48:35 to Tiffin. It was such a glorious day that it was the first game of the season that no one wanted teas after the match – squash anyone!?
Blowing a gale at Tiffin home ground in Cheam, the A team decided to be a bigger force than nature! We were under pressure, last time we won a hard fought match against Teddington Club by just one goal and they were hungry to prove that they were the better team.
After a shaky start that saw Teddington a few goals in the lead, Tiffin fought back with Sarah P’s savvy holds meaning the defence couldn’t get near the ball. It was a solid effort down the court with brilliant mid court defence and beautiful turnover rewards. Carlie was keen to prove herself in her first game for her new club Tiffin – and we’ve never seen someone fit into a team more seamlessly – sorry to the other clubs in the region – she’s joined us! (Welcome aboard Carlie!) Finishing the first quarter 2 goals up, Tiffin didn’t rest on their laurels and made use of the best bench we’ve ever had.
Shaking things up in the defence end in the 2nd quarter with the Sophie’s leading the charge. Sophie M had a cracker of a quarter in GK collecting numerous intercepts. Nadia came on from the bench all guns blazing and had her hand on what seemed like every Teddington ball from her position in the Centre. Still – in our second quarter we were no match for the Teddington defence, who fought back to finish the quarter 2 goals in the lead.
Tiffin responded by bringing on their secret weapon Katie whose smiling style had Teddington at a loss. In what was a sterling quarter, Lizzie lept into effect – keeping the WA right out of the game. Helen had a stormer in GS getting the highest shooting stats of the match. We finished the quarter one in the lead…
Tiffin made use of its depth of squad in this match bringing Tori and Claire back on for the final quarter. Tori put all of her energy into her WA quarter and made sure the ball was where we needed it to be. Sophie N had another winning quarter – enough to earn the respect of the opposition and secure Player of the Match and Sophie M had a stunning quarter in GD – enough to clinch her the coveted Players Player.
On the final whistle Tiffin were ahead by 2 and super proud of the win– another hard fought game against a worthy opponent. It feels good to win against a great team, doesn’t it?
Saturdays match against Claygate A was another close one for Tiffin A team. So far during the 2013/14 season the A team had won one and lost one against Claygate A. The slightly altered Tiffin A were ready for the fight after a highly productive training session the preceding Monday on attacking down court.
In true Tiffin form the team stormed the first quarter taking the lead by two goals 12-10 with the shooting combination of Kevans and Helen going from strength to strength. Set plays from Laura and Lizzie created clean opportunities for the shooters. In defence Claire and Sophie cut down space effectively and broken the attack rhythm of play. As a result Claygate switched on their usual center at quarter time.
Claygate came back fighting, as expected, and the score drastically altered through the second quarter with first Claygate getting a run of goals followed by Tiffin and then Claygate again. The quarter was a draw and Tiffin remained in the lead: 24-22. The third quarter combination for Nadia at center and Sophie N at wing attack was lovely to watch with both playing well with the Kevans/Helen shooting combo.In the other circle Sophie M was dominating the GS and pressure in the circle. Claygate continued to pile on the pressure and clawed back one goal by quarter end meaning Tiffin had a lead of one goal by start of Q4; 34-33.
Laura M came back into wing attack blitzing the centre passes which helped Tiffin to an early run and nice cushioned lead early in the quarter. Claygate kept fighting and brought back the lead from four to one with a couple minutes to go. Tiffin dug in for a tense 90 seconds, passing the ball well and using the full length of the court to secure the win by one goal at the final whistle; 44-43.
Thanks to the supporters who made all the difference – especially; Gwen, Pat and Helens Dad!
Tiffin Junior Tournament is next Sunday (26th January) – please contact Tess is if you can contribute to the refreshment stall.