By Kathryn Oldfield of BSNC.
Bradley Stoke Netball Club (BSNC), based at the Jubilee Centre in Bradley Stoke, have had a great year playing across five divisions of the Avon League. As the only club in Bristol to currently enter the five teams into the Avon league, we are a club bursting with friendly faces and players of all abilities and age ranges.
Our first team will be playing in Division 1 next season after a year that saw pregnancy and injury leave the side a little short of playing power. The second team finished a strong 5th in Division 2 with a largely new team playing at this level this year. The combination of youth and experience proving to be very successful for them. The third team was also dogged by injury this season and after a rocky start to the season managed to come together brilliantly to finish 5th in Division 5. Some superb performances from our under-16s in our fourth and fifth teams along with some excellent captaincy from our more experienced club members lead to both teams maintaining their spots in Divisions 7 and 11.
BSNC also has an active social calendar and this year we celebrated start of season with a bowling evening at The Lanes. Our Christmas ‘do’ was well attended as was our annual charity quiz and the ever-popular tour to Pontins in Brean (photo above). For the first year the club was successful in getting two teams into the cup competition at Brean. Some girls are getting ready to jet off to La Manga soon as well to defend the title they won in 2016. Good luck ladies!
Photo: Bradley Stoke Netball Club on tour at Brean in May 2017
This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 38). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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