Players celebrate successful season in Honiton

Honiton Netball League AGM celebrated the season’s successes when it took place at The Heathfield.

Honiton Netball League AGM celebrated the season’s successes when it took place at The Heathfield.

It was, once again, a very well attended meeting with some 80 players in attendance. Jenny Kelly, Sue Merrett, Kim Abbot, Rachel Keeley and Graham Ingram were re-elected to the committee, whilst Kirsty Wackley and Michaela Sydenham were elected to vacancies on the committee.

The AGM is really a celebration of the previous year’s activities and saw the presentation of the winter and summer team trophies, the individual player of the season awards and the team award for fair play [voted by all competing teams] and the umpire of the year, another award made up of nominations from competing teams.

Keeley’s Angels were the team of the year, coming top of division one in both summer and winter competitions. In the winter the runners-up were Flamingos A, whilst Wasps were the team to finish second in the summer.

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In division two, it was Tip Top Trees Acorns who collected trophies for their performance in both winter and summer leagues – albeit for finishing second on both occasions! In the winter, they finished behind the Met Office Weather Girls, who completed their first season at Honiton undefeated; in the summer it was Bampton who took the honours in the closest finish in this division for many years.

The player of the season awards are decided by umpire nominations at the conclusion of each match. This year, Nicola Field, of Wasps, took the award for the first division in the winter, with Sarah Green, of NAS Vehicle Repairs, collecting the winter second division award. In the summer it was Sarah Clark, of Flamingos A, who took the first division award with Claire Leyshon, of Bampton, who took the second division prize.

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The nominations for the Fair Play Award saw the trophy go to Bo-Peeps for their fair play approach and cheerful spirit throughout the season, whilst it was Kirsty Wackley, who collected the umpire of the year award for her unflappability and professionalism throughout both winter and summer.

The Honiton league now takes a short break with games re-starting at the beginning of September.

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