60th Anniversary

By Jo Legg

Ashford Netball League was started in 1958 by Eileen Tredwell and her committee. The league played at various locations in Ashford over the years including Victoria Park and Ball Lane before moving to Courtside in 2006. We plan a number of events this yea

Ashford Netball League's celebrated its 60th anniversary and the 10th annual Nicky Northwood Tournament with all proceeds donated to Breast Cancer Now.

The day included Traditional and Mixed Netball with a 'Bring a Bloke' theme with registration at 9.15am for matches to begin at 10am. There will be a pub style netball quiz for all to enter, with points from the quiz contributing to final netball scores!

To celebrate our 60 years photos of teams past and present were displayed around the venue.

A raffle was conducted with local businesses donating prizes, as well as each team also donating something special on the day.

Food and drink was available, served by our lovely volunteers. The weather was kind which meant our very own Mr Whippy popped by to refresh players and spectators on the day.

Local companies donated garden games.

A personal thank you to all local companies that made donations towards our event:

Raffle Prizes:

The Gulbenkian Theatre (Canterbury)
The Tickled Trout (Wye)
The Everest Inn (Ashford)
Canterbury Cathedral (Canterbury)
Quex Park and Powell Cotton Museum (Birchington)
Watling Tyres (Ashford)
Revolution Climbing Centre (Broadstairs)
The Grannary Spa (Ashford)
Folkestone Sports Centre (Folkestone)
Rare Breeds Centre (Woodchurch)
TM Active (Tonbridge)
Shellys Tea Room (Chilham)
Podplus (Ashford)
Gusborne Estate (Appledore)
The Little Tea Pot (Ashford)
Canterbury Tales (Canterbury)
Dover Transport Museum (Dover)
Keel Toys (Ashford)
Canterbury Ghost Tours (Canterbury)
The Kennington Carvery (Ashford)
Allrounder Netball
Team Colours

Activities on the day:
Steve Baker from The 3 Musketeers (garden games)

See the professional photos from the Nicky Northwood tournament here.

Photo credits to Rosie of Rosy Pictures

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