The annual Marion Smith Competition was held on Saturday 11th June 2016 at the Derby Arena where the seven teams were treated to an interesting new venue – three courts in the middle of a cycling track!
This tournament is a netball competition for people with an intellectual disability and England Netball were delighted to once again be working in partnership with Special Olympics Great Britain.
England Superstar Sasha Corbin put huge smiles on faces as she took coaching sessions and sat for a question and answer session with all of the teams on the day.
This year, in the over 16s section, first place went to EPCN Dynamo’s with Alfriston School closely following in second and Friars Academy and Midlands Mencap third and fourth.
In the under 16s category Friar’s Academy had another successful year as they came first with Alfriston Red and Alfriston Yellow second and third.
You can find the full results from the day here.
Some of these wonderful players received a ‘star’ award which is an award for a player from each team for the manner in which they took part in the competition – this was decided by the officials.
Winners of these awards were as follows:
Alfriston Yellow – Libby
Alfriston Red – Courtney
Friars Academy Under – Alysha
Friars Academy Over – Rachel
Midland Mencap – Kylie
Alfriston School – Tamika
EPCN Dynamo’s – Neil
Huge thanks go to FAST Ambulance who sponsored the 2016 Marion Smith Competition and allowed so many players to have a great day.
England Netball would like to thank and congratulate all of the players, coaches, staff and volunteers for making the 2016 Marion Smith Competition a fantastic success.