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Top seeds Portsmouth Drakes took home the Andrew’s cup after narrowly beating Farnborough Jets in the final. Portsmouth beat Farnborough 60-58 in a match that was neck and neck throughout. Portsmouth started the stronger taking a slight lead in the first few minutes, but this was quickly eroded with both teams vying for the lead for the rest of the match.
Bury Kings beat Southampton Stags to win the Tchoukball UK Super Cup to complete a domestic quadruple. The side picked up the play-off final trophy to add to their Super League, Regional and Domini Fox Cup titles. Hampered by injuries and absences the side managed to grind out wins in their semi-final and final to be named champions, coming from behind against their southern opponents.
Southampton University were crowned National University and Colleges champions for the second time after defeating Leeds Beckett University in the final. The side, which has two Team UK players in its ranks, ended the day undefeated, the only blemish a draw against Leeds in the group stage.
World champions, Olympic medallists and world record holders all showed their support for tchoukball this week as two players from Bury St Edmunds Tchoukball Club met up with Colin Jackson, Beth Tweddle and Peter Waterfield. Bury pair Ian Parker and Lois Rollin met the former athletes at the Suffolk Physical Education and School Sport Conference in Ipswich where the sporting legends were the guests of honour, sharing their passion for sport with teachers from across the county.
Bury Tchoukball Club’s youngsters reigned supreme for a second year in the Tchoukball UK National Youth Championships. The club’s under 18s – Bury Dukes – and under 15s – Bury Earls - both left as national champions in their age group, with Dukes taking first place in the overall league structure. This year, the competition was bigger with teams from 4 regions of the country competing for honours across 2 age groups.