Falcons swoop to net cash for charity

Picture by Jim Garnett
Picture by Jim Garnett

EIGHT teams took to the court as men and women battled it out at Falcons Netball Club’s charity fundraiser.

The mixed tournament was held to raise money for Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice, with some funds also going to the club. More than £400 was accumulated over the course of the event.

The final saw the mixed Storm netball team – made up mostly of Hemel Storm basketballers – take on reigning champions D’n’L, the all-male boys’ team. It was a very close game, with the fifth and decisive goal scored from a penalty by Storm in the last 10 seconds of the match.

Goal attack Laura Dent didn’t let the pressure get to her as she kept her cool to hand Storm the title.

Players and spectators then headed to tournament sponsor, the George & Dragon pub in Northchurch, for a raffle and barbecue.

Falcons’ Felicity Beardshaw said: “Falcons would like to thank everyone who played and supported us.

“Big thanks go to BerkoFest, Zen Hair, Lucy’s Beauty, Zumba with Laura, LD Therapy and the Rex cinema, who all donated raffle prizes.”