The ‘Guys V Girls’ Charity Netball Tournament returned to Middlecott Sports & Fitness Centre this summer after a year out to kick start the battle of the sexes once again.
Lovingly named 'Balls V Boobs', the focus for 2017 was firmly on the two chosen charities - The Movember Foundation for the guys and Breast Cancer Care for the girls.
8 teams of guys and 8 teams of girls took part in the tournament, some returning for the third year and others playing for the first time. Team names included Wonder Women, Breast is Best, Ball Busters, Don't Blame it on Height! and Kent Touch This! who spent the morning playing a round robin against the rest of the teams and the usual backdrop of sarcastic netball jokes and guy and girl themed songs to get everyone in the mood! Teams were then ranked in order of position ahead of afternoon play-offs.
Fighting off all the competition, returning teams Aphrodite and Kirton Killerz took top spots for the girls and guys and faced the final showdown to be number one overall. The guys got off to a shaky start while the girls experience took them quickly into the lead by half time. Battle continued and the guys pulled it back but the girls tactics had the edge and once again the reigning champions won the day with a final score 0f 10-7 to Team Aphrodite. The standard of play was certainly raised and with more and more of the men bringing some game, the fun and competitive nature of the tournament made for a fantastic days entertainment.
Awards went to:
Best Guy - Sean Band (Kirton Killerz)
Best Girl - Hollie Dawson (Lunachicks)
Bad Boy - Perry Spratt (Kirton Killerz)
Wooden Spoon Award - The Chisams (fighting off Balls are Better 4-2)
Runners Up - Kirton Killerz
Winners - Team Aphrodite
Combined with the family fun day that ran alongside the tournament, the event managed to raise a fantastic £2400 for the charities involved. Event organisers Clare, Ellen, Rachel, Lindsay, Laura and Kate would like to say a massive thank-you to everyone who entered a team, umpired and sponsored the event - Middlecott Sports and Fitness Centre, SM Kent Ltd, Taylored Security Services and JD Betts Plumbing. Bring on next year!!!
For more information please email: GuysVGirls@outlook.com