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.
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
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)
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!!
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.
Tornadoes 9:2 Dunstable Tornadoes 5:1 Maulden
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
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
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
Ellie, Freya, Evie, Amy, Emily, Jasmine (photo taken 4th May 2014)