No stopping Eurotech train

The Eurotech netball team with their sponsor, Michelle Agius, centre back
The Eurotech netball team with their sponsor, Michelle Agius, centre back

Hotshots sizzle in season-opener

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Eurotech have mastered the technique of accumulating wins in the Portsmouth League.

Since their formation last summer, the one-time Apollo club has lost only two games in the league.

That fine form has seen them shoot up the league rankings, with few able to cope with the new-look side’s impressive style of play.

Two successive promotions now has the Tech ladies competing in division three but there appears to be no stopping the runaway Euro train.

The side has been able to pick up where they left off from their division four promotion-winning winter campaign, with two wins and a draw from their opening three games this term.

A third consecutive promotion already looks on the cards – something that makes team vice captain Trish White very proud.

‘I am extremely pleased with our two successive promotions,’ said White.

‘I could not ask for a better group of girls to coach and play with – they are all fantastic and every player has played their part in the success of this team.

‘Jo Storey, who was elected as our new captain, has done a fantastic job as you can see from our results.

‘Jo is the best person for the captaincy and she is a great team player.’

Storey’s presence in the side is something Eurotech have benefited from, as the team’s goals for and against tallies demonstrate.

In their debut summer season, Eurotech scored an impressive 509 goals, conceding only 215.

And they repeated that impressive record over the winter, scoring 499 and letting in 208.

However, it is the players’ work-rate, commitment and drive as a whole which has seen the team rise to the challenge with such incredible success.

Jo Huntley has brought a lot of experience to the team at centre and even turned her hand to defending after the loss of the pregnant Abi Morgan.

Shooters Kelly Walker and Milly Tricker have worked well together and their teamwork in the circle has been sensational at times.

Experienced wing-attack Tracy McGee has linked up well with the shooters and has also been mentoring them throughout the season.

Meanwhile, daughter Letita Wright has taken on the centre position superbly and links up well with her mum and the shooters.

And at wing-defence, Char Clements has made this position her own, forming a great understanding with the other defenders.

Eurotech have also benefited from the signings of Karen Griffiths (goal-keeper) and Angie Oliver (court player) – players White believes have fitted nicely into the team unit.

‘We signed Karen on for the last two games of last season as we found ourselves short,’ said White.

‘She has formed a great partnership with Jo in the circle and has become a great team player.

‘Angie has also fitted in well, being a very versatile player.

‘We now have the chance to rotate players.’

Eurotech train every other Thursday at Crookhorn School.