End of Season Awards 2017

Thanks to everyone who came to the Burleigh Arms last Saturday for the Cambridge Awards evening.
In the end a total of 60 people turned out which made for a tight fit.
The pub put on loads of food for everyone and there was still plenty left at the end.

Kat took up the gauntlet of presenting the awards, ably assisted by Sue-Ellen.
Congratulations to all our award winners:

Women’s Player of the Year : Anna Goddard
Women’s Most Improved Player: Cat Thompson
Female Junior Player of the Year: Megan Green
Men’s Player of the Year: James Knoop
Men’s most Improved Player : Matthew Maynard
Male Junior Player of the Year: Sam Missin
Referee of the year: Gene MacDonald
Club Person of the Year: Dan Mendis and Matt Emmerson

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Honey Badgers Win Summer League

Badgers once again proved their dominance in the league and took home the Cambridge Touch trophy.

In the first half Badgers built up a strong lead which Superheros never managed to recover from. The final score was 9 – 6.
Well done Badgers!

In the other games, Bury beat Nightwings to take home the Plate and Dukes overcame Nobodys to take the Bowl.

So Congratulations to Badgers, Bury and Dukes.

Unfortunately due to a technical error, photos from the evening were lost, sorry.

Nationals Part 2

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.

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Nationals Part 1

Midlands Mixed Team Runners Up at Nationals

A massive congratulations to Midlands mixed team who reached the finals in last weekends Nationals Tournament in St Ives.

Team:
Lou Rickard, Lizzy Sadler, Frances Raymond, Abigail Walters, Hannah Murphy, Eloise James, Jo Howson
Dean Hancock, Andrew Dyer, Callum Benson, Adam Boardman, Charlie Unsworth, Ben Dobson, Rhys Williams, Josh Grief

With only a few training sessions, Jo Howson coached the mixed team consisting of players from several clubs in the region. Good results in early games and a convincing win in the semis put them into the finals.
In the game the team never gave up and fought hard but ended up losing by a couple of touch downs.
Thanks to all those involved and players who participated in training sessions.

The future is bright and definitely orange too!
#togetherwearestronger

End of Season Awards and Drop Off Tournament

Cambridge Touch invites you all to join our annual end of the season party.

Saturday 9th September

End of Season Party 2017 Sign up

During the day there will be a drop off tournament starting at 2pm on Coldhams Common.
This will be followed by the awards party at 18.00pm in the Burleigh Arms

 

Drop Off Tournament

Teams will start with 6 on the pitch and lose a player every 2 minutes until down to 3.
First team to score wins unless within first set of six then opposing team has right to reply.
Captains will be asked to register their interest in the coming weeks.
2pm @Coldhams Common

Awards Party

Come help us celebrate another great year for Cambridge Touch.
There will be the annual prize giving and presentations to team MVPs

To Register: let your captain know that you are coming and pay them the £10 cost or sign up below

End of Season Party 2017 Sign up

Good luck to our Junior Players this weekend

Junior Touch Championships are starting in Dublin this weekend

Cambridge have lots of players representing England in the Junior Touch Championships.

With over 10 nations taking part it shows the growing strength of touch and the prosperous future that lies ahead.

We wish all our players the best luck in the teams they represent.

Follow on the website
http://www.juniortouchchamps.org/championships
or facebook
https://www.facebook.com/JuniorTouchChampionships/

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