A fresh faced Bees team featuring some new faces playing their first Cambridge touch matches went in to the day with a positive outlook, hoping mainly to play some good touch and have a good time. Playing in the NTS Premiership Pool B (the 2nd tier, Elite being highest) meant that the opposition would still be very competitive.
|Alex Maskell||Anna Wilson||Shem Harris||Ashley Eusden|
|Alice Bennett||Hannah Murphy||Dean Hancock||Charlie Usher|
|Cat Thompson||Imogen Richards||Fraser Florence||Glenn Jones|
|Jo Howson||Lucy Norburn||Joshua Grief||Jack Walton|
|Kat Jones||Niamh Reid||Louis McManus||Jon Lovell|
|Megan Green||Samantha Chan||Matt Emmerson||Kolia Bermann|
|Thea Dawson||Sue-Ellen Godde||Oliver Exton||Steve Cleary|
|Victoria Hulstrom||Vicki Franks||Oliver Maynard||Mark Thomas|
|Ray Macfarlane||Matthew Maynard|
|Steven field||Sam Missin|
|Neil Burgess||Will Lawson|
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Midlands Women are National Champions
Midlands Women take the National title, taking the trophy away from the South East for the first time since the tournament’s inception
Write up by Kat Jones:
Although the Midlands sides didn’t have a long preparation time ahead of the tournament, many of the girls chosen for the WO side had played together either at the Premiership Permit or Senior Euro’s competitions in Edinburgh earlier in the summer giving them a great grounding as a team. The Midlands WO got off to a shaky start with a 5-2 loss to the SE sharks, but they built on each successive performance, beating the NW blades and SW Saxons 7-1 and 8-1 respectively later in the day. The following day the girls faced the Wales national side, and despite a late resurgence by Wales, the Midlands won by 7-3. Moments of brilliance by Jade Grantham (Notts) with a show-and-go and quickies between Jen Lee (galaxy), Anna Goddard (Cambs) and Sadi Meakin (Notts) created some lovely scores but the defensive performance really kept Wales out of the game.