Netball: Memorial event sees emotional final in Doncaster

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The inaugural Carole Taylor Netball Tournament took place recently and it ended with an emotional final match at Hayfield School, writes Laura Sydney.

The tournament is held in memory of Carole Taylor - Carole’s legacy in netball is huge. She was one of the founding members, around 30 years ago, of the Doncaster and District Netball league - a friendly adult league that is still going strong today. The league currently boasts over 200 members from across the borough.

Carole coached, mentored, played with, umpired and generally motivated so many women over the years with her love and passion for the sport. It was a real honour to be able to play in memory of this amazing woman who sadly lost her fight to cancer earlier this year.

Nine teams competed in the tournament, with Sheffield Stormers (Carole’s daughter Katy’s team) and Crackerjacks (Carole’s former team) making it through to the final.

Stormers were triumphant in the end and the tournament had the exact right mix of competitiveness and sportsmanship.

The event raised over £650 for Myeloma Cancer Charity.

The determined netball community of Doncaster will ensure this continues to be an annual event in memory of Carole.