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50th Birthday Celebration Versatility Tournament

Bedford Netball League turned 50 towards the end of 2019 and this was celebrated with a Versatility Tournament at Bedford Academy followed by cake and bubbles at Bedford County Golf Club, with a few special guests attending as well.
The weather on the day was perfect, the tournament itself was brilliantly organised by Emma and her happy helpers, all the participating teams had a great day and the atmosphere was electric. The tournament was made up of two tiers of 8 teams and the top team from each tier progressed to the final where they played each other to win the trophy.
The final was between Grangers and Ampthill Amazons, it was a fast paced brilliant game of netball to watch, full of goals and excitement and was overseen by two outstanding umpires Jackie Stigwood and Mel Strachan.  After an intense game Ampthill Amazons came away victorious and now it was time for the presentations back at the Bedford County Golf Club. 

As we arrived we were handed a glass of fizz and some cake, then we took to our seats for the presentation. 
Our Chairperson, Heather, said some lovely words about what the league meant to her and how much it had changed and grown over the years, she then introduced some special guests who started their netball careers in our league, Sheelagh Redpath, Cheryl Danson, Gary Burgess and Kendra Slawinski who all spoke about how special our Bedford Netball League is and how they wouldn't be where they are today without it. Once all the speeches were over and the prizes were given out, we were able to sit down, eat cake and swap stories and memories with each other. 
At the end we all agreed it had been a brilliant day and we cant wait to see where the next 50 years will take us!!   
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