Enjoyment back for leaders Queens Head Royals

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Queens Head Royals readily admit they nearly quit a couple of years ago when things stopped becoming fun.

But captain Joanne Travers decided to give it one more season in a different league and they are reaping the rewards, writes Helen Dunning.

Since joining the All About Netball League, the girls have found a new lease of life and have finally reached the top of the table.

After discovering Royals had reached the summit, player Lucy Thomas simply said: ‘Wow, I never thought I’d see the day.’

Support from other teams was immediate and positive.

Roxy Shubert added: ‘Well done, that is awesome. You should be so proud.’

Skipper Travers has increased her time giving back to the sport, with added hours of umpiring and even joining England Netball to officiate at residential tournaments.

Coming up against Phoenix, it was a close game but QHR edged it 24-22 which took them to the top of division four.

Delme Diamonds beat ONS 23-9 as captain Emma Heaysman made a huge difference on court in the same division.

Heaysman supplied some great passes into the shooting circle to fire Diamonds to victory.

Shooter Jade Kennedy was in superb form, helping Devils record a 31-8 success against Raven Thistles.

Hannah Early was quick on her feet for Devils when chasing down any interceptions as they came out on top.

Young gun Olivia Anderson to helped Skittles see off a valiant effort from Bounties, securing a 26-19 victory.

In division three, Allsorts shooter Sue Deadman showed Cams Cyclones who was boss in a 26-11 win.

Returning from maternity leave to the courts for Cyclones was Sarah Morris who has been missed.

Cowplain Cruisers remained unbeaten when Cams Crystals challenged them.

Becky Ferguson was a key player for Crystals but it was Cruisers who held on for a 24-17 success.

Fireflys Blacks beat Ravens Roses 26-8.

Blacks' Maddie Birch was versatile in both defensive and attacking circles.

Oceans saw off Portsmouth Pivotals 18-12.

Debbie Lloyd displayed some great shooting, firing Oceans to victory.

Sapphires put the pressure on with a 30-10 win against Cams Confusion in division two.

That victory moved them close to leaders Estee Elite, who enjoyed a 20-15 triumph against Victor Stewart.

Things were tight between the teams until the last quarter before Elite increased their lead.

Emily Bennett was named player of the match.

Karadents have struggled for players this season but showed a strong performance against Cams Chaos.

Despite their best efforts Chaos just pipped them to the post, winning 24-19.

Cookies and Digits had an even closer match with the former edging it 31-29 on the final whistle.

Vixens are still leading the way in division one.

Still undefeated, they beat Firefly’s Bronze 38-9.

Rachel Martin was player of the match for Vixens.