High Fives finish fourth on their tournament debut

The High 5 Rutland Team who finished fourth in the regional tournament. Back row, from left, Olivia Meredith-Wood, Georgie Hallgath, Katie Thompson, Emily Lemon, front, Bethany Blazey, Libby Rawlings, Maisie Smith, Olivia Derry

The High 5 Rutland Team who finished fourth in the regional tournament. Back row, from left, Olivia Meredith-Wood, Georgie Hallgath, Katie Thompson, Emily Lemon, front, Bethany Blazey, Libby Rawlings, Maisie Smith, Olivia Derry

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Two junior netball teams from Rutland have returned from tournaments with a fantastic set of results.

Rutland High Five girls made their competitive debut in Derby where they faced several experienced clubs but still finished fourth.

They lost 5-1 to eventual champions Charnwood, and 4-2 to Cliftonnettes but held Futureprint 5-5, and beat Hucknall Town 6-2, and Allestree 3-2.

Rutland High Five squad: Olivia Meredith-Wood, Georgie Hallgath, Katie Thompson, Emily Lemon, Bethany Blazey, Libby Rawlings, Maisie Smith, Olivia Derry.

Meanwhile Rutland’s U12s were competing in the East Midlands U12 2013 Regional Tournament.

The girls played some excellent netball with victories against Cliftonettes, Long Eaton Argonauts and Nottingham City. However they were beaten by runners-up Charnwood and eventual winners Corby as well as Long Eaton Centaurs and Allestree on their way to a sixth-placed finish.

Rutland U12: Eve Orton, Zoe Chamberlain, Samantha Carter, Tasha Meade, Lauren Gear, Emily Lemon, Skye Bussingham, Amy Dodson, Emily Broughton.