Welcome to Luton Tornadoes

We are a large, friendly and welcoming Club. We offer regular training for a variety of ages and abilities across all age groups. We always welcome new players of all ages and abilities. We focus on developing our players from Junior right up to the most experienced Adults. We have players within our club that have been selected for the Regional and Satellite Teams. We are very proud to say we have had one of our players selected for the 2016 England Nets World Championship team!

As a club we participate year after year in the Luton, Dunstable and District Netball League. The fixtures are played on Sunday Mornings at 1 central venue in Luton. All Games are at either 10:00, 11:30 or 13:00. In the 2017/2018 season we had 2 teams in the Premier Division, 1 team in Division 1 and 3 teams in Division 2.

We offer the first training session free to both Adult and Junior new players to see if you feel comfortable with us. We train throughout the season at Luton Sixth Form College Indoor Sports Hall, Bradgers Hill Road, Luton. Please see Training Schedule below for full details.

Our Junior Teams train regularly to improve skills and take part in a regional Winter and Summer Leagues and we actively look for further tournaments around the region in which to enter them. We also hold an annual junior tournament with teams from around the South East region.

60% our players are under 18 and we are proud to say many of them have been with us since year 5 or 6 (Aged 10 years upwards). We have also had quite a few of our Adult players return to us once they have been away to University/Further Education or having children.

End of Season Presentation Evening 2019 – Winners!

Saturday saw our Annual End of Season Presentation & AGM….
Massive Congratulations to all the winners and to all those that have worked hard this season both on and off the court! Without you Luton Tornadoes would not be where we are!
All awards and Thank Yous were presented by the fabulous Phyllis Charles 👏🏽💃
 
Here is a quick recap of all the Winners:
 
Years 5 & 6
Coaches Player of the Season: Chelsea & Freya
Most Improved Player of the Season: Lizzie & Chloe P
Players Player of the Season: Anushka & Chelsea
 
Years 7 & 8
Coaches Player of the Season: Michaela
Most Improved Player of the Season: Molly
Players Player of the Season: Shannon
 
RED TORNADOES
Coaches Player of the Season: Katie
Most Improved Player of the Season: Chloe Owens
Players Player of the Season: Bev Newton
 
WHITE TORNADOES
Coaches Player of the Season: Jay
Most Improved Player of the Season: Megan Bonner
Players Player of the Season: Pamela Meegan
 
BLACK TORNADOES
Coaches Player of the Season: Rhianna
Most Improved Player of the Season: Sasha Leonce
Players Player of the Season: Vicky
 
YELLOW TORNADOES
Coaches Player of the Season: Shanice
Most Improved Player of the Season: Katie
Players Player of the Season: Molly
 
PURPLE TORNADOES
Coaches Player of the Season: Danielle Louise Abbott
Most Improved Player of the Season: Lydia Cooper
Players Player of the Season: Rachel Jelenje
 
BEDFORD TORNADOES
Coaches Player of the Season: Emily Wallsworth
Most Improved Player of the Season: Vicky
Players Player of the Season: Gi-Tung
 
Clubperson of the Year 2018/2019 : Lynn Tomlin
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On a very sad note we said a sad farewell to Jo Hodder who is retiring from all things Netball…..Jo has been with the club for over 15 years, has been an integral part of the club as a player then coach and umpire. She has been involved with each and every team and most of us players development over the years. She is a great friend to us all and we will certainly miss her a great deal! Good Luck Jo in whatever life brings you xxx
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The night concluded with a disco into the late evening to which the dance floor was taken full advantage of! 💃💃💃
We hope everyone who attended had a great evening…..let’s do it all again next year! 🎉💃🎈🙌🏽

LBYNC Hi5 Tournament – 18th May 2019

Saturday 18th May 2019 saw LBYNC (Leighton Buzzard Youth Netball Club) host their annual Hi5 Netball Tournament at Linslade Middle School, Leighton Buzzard.

Luton Tornadoes entered 2 teams into the tournament this year – Yellow and Black Tornadoes

Julie and Sally attended to support and mentor the girls.

Yellow Hi5 Tornadoes: Ella P, Freya, Anushka, Amy S, Kacie, Chelsea and Abigail.

They were wonderful, the whole team worked hard. The improvement in their play was phenomenal! Won some games and Drew one.

Thanks to Sue for organising the rotations and looking after the girls.

 

 

 

 

 

Black Hi5 Tornadoes : Chloe Po ,Lizzie, Sophie, Ella-Jai, Ruby, Yasmin, Amy T and Chloe Pr.

These youngsters were not as experienced as Yellows but they were amazing and again improved hugely throughout the day. They never gave up and had some really close games.

Thank you Lindsay for doing the rotations and looking after them.

 

 

 

 

Massive Thank You goes out to all the parents and supporters that came down and supported the girls through the tournament.

Julie and Sally

Junior Tournament – 8th June 2019

**ANNOUNCEMENT**
Junior Tournament – Saturday 8th June 2019
All school and club teams welcome – Under 11, Under 13 & Under 15’s!
BBQ & Refreshments will be available throughout the day
 
Email for more info: luton_tornadoes@outlook.com

High Wycombe Junior Tournament

Saturday 13th June 

The Year 7 and Year 8 teams took part in a day of demanding but thoroughly enjoyable netball in a high quality tournament.

The Year 7s were without their three regular shooters, but whoever was asked to step up and take on the responsibilities did so with no fuss and a great deal of commitment. An overall record of two wins and two draws from their eight matches doesn’t reflect the effort put in. However, everyone agreed that it had been a thoroughly worthwhile experience. Squad: Ellie, Gabby, Abi, Gi-Tung, Laura, Georgia and Evie and Amy, both Year 6.

The Year 8s played some wonderful netball at times but lacked that bit of consistency which prevented them from finishing higher than 5th out of 9 in their group. Just like last year the standard was very high indeed, so everyone was able to hold their heads up high. Squad: Jessica, Rose, Sophie M, Sophie H, Emma, Charley, Rhianna and Charlotte.

Special mention must go to the Bennetts for bringing a gazebo – thank you so much! For anyone out of the country last Saturday, it rained. A lot! Thanks also to Jo and Phyllis for umpiring all day, and Julie for looking after the Year 7s so well.

Report by Steve R
(who did his best at looking after the Year 8s)

Bedford League for Youth

Sunday 1st March 2015

This was the second session of the Bedford League. The first was to decide which divisions they would be in.

The year 5/6 team had 2 matches and won both 5:3 and 9:1.

The year 7 team had 1 match and won 13:0

The year 8 team had 1 game and won 16:4

The quality of play improved throughout the games. All girls played with intensity and were tenacious in retrieval of the ball.

They were awesome!!

We were unable to choose a player of any match as they all executed suggestions given at intervals and were playing with enjoyment and wonderfulness at all times.

So proud of them all!!

Julie K

Luton Junior League – Dallow Primary School

16th October 2014

Second week of the league and Torndoes show how wonderful  they are again. The weather was nicer! Thank you to the new teams that came from Bedford League.

Year 5/6

Tornadoes 9:2 Dunstable                                Tornadoes 5:1 Maulden

Year 7/8

Tornadoes  10:8 Cranfield                              Tornadoes 13:0 Dunstable.

Report by Julie

9th October 2014

The first matches for this league took place on Thursday 9th October. It was a drizzly night but this did not dampen the spirits of the young and enthusiastic players.

The year 5/6 girls were all highly versatile (as they have to be). The 3 teams were from Luton Tornadoes, Maulden and Dunstable Netball Clubs. All teams played each other once and the overall winners were Luton Tornadoes. Fabulous play from all girls and their skills improved throughout the matches.

Thank you to Team managers for bringing the girls to Luton to create such a friendly first week for the Luton League.

There were only 2 teams for the year 7/8 girls. Luton Tornadoes had only 7 girls this week and Dunstable had many more!

It was lovely to see the girls fighting for every ball and again their skills and confidence growing as the game progressed. Luton Tornadoes won the game but it has to be noted that Dunstable changed their squad every quarter as there were so many girls whereas Luton Tornadoes had a settled team.

Despite the drizzle it was a superb night of netball enjoyed by teams, coaches, parents and officials.

Many thanks go to Alison for organising it all and Sally Peters and Julie Kightley for umpiring all the matches.

Report by Julie

Stevenage U.13 Tournament

Sept. 28 2014

Our Year 8s made the short trip to Stevenage to take on local rivals Maulden, Hatfield and hosts Stevenage. A lacklustre start saw the girls go down to Maulden 4-9 in the first match, and matters became worse with injuries in each of the next two matches. However, they took this in their stride to record two comfortable wins. The format of the tournament meant playing everyone twice, so there was an opportunity to show Maulden what the real Tornadoes could do. And goodness, did they show them! A win by 15-3, together with two further wins gave Tornadoes a record of 5 wins and 1 loss, enabling them to pip Maulden on goal difference to claim the title, and some nice trophies too. Well done everyone.

Squad: Abi, Amelia (both Year 7), Rhianna, Sophie M, Sophie H, Rose, Charley and Emma. (picture below)

Report by Steve R

High Wycombe Year 7 Tournament

Sat 21 June 2014

On a beautiful summer’s day the Year 7 team played some great netball at times to match the weather. The standard of competition was for the most part very high indeed, and overall this did bring the best out of our girls. The schedule was quite intense, and there were times when the opposition highlighted areas that the coaches will need to focus on in training. Nothing that can’t be put right though!

It’s true to say that all the girls made progress during the day and were undoubtedly better players for the experience. They were a pleasure for us to look after and we must thank the support received from their  wonderful parents which helped to make it such a great day.

Squad: Gabby, Jazz, Rose, Emma, Charley, Sophie M, Rhianna and Freya

Overall record: Played 8, won 4, drew 1, lost 3

Final: MK Netters defeated Watford Premier

Report: Jo and Steve R

Bedford Junior League  2014

Bedford Junior League  2014

Ellie, Freya, Evie, Amy, Emily, Jasmine (photo taken 4th May 2014)

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