Wrong Direction getting it right for the summer

The Wrong Direction girls show off their new kit
The Wrong Direction girls show off their new kit

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Wrong Direction are on the right path to a super summer season.

The close-knit team – made up of players from a variety of clubs across the local leagues – get together each year when the weather is good, to compete in the various summer tournaments.

The idea was put into practice after victory at last year’s Bournemouth 7s Festival – a competition which brought them divisional honours.

And with that win gaining the attention of a rugby team – also known as Wrong Direction – who invited them back this year with a brand-new Viper 10 kit, the decision was taken to compete in other tournaments that will be held in the months ahead.

That move has already paid off, with Wrong Direction following up a play-off place at Bournemouth this year with Open Cup success at Netball Rocks in Richmond last weekend.

The team now have their sights set on more summer success – and enjoying their time together in between their club commitments in the southern regions, Portsmouth, Gosport and Southampton leagues.

‘So far this year we have been to the Bournemouth 7s Festival, where we made it into the play-offs of the Beer Cup,’ said team captain Amy Meadows.

‘Last weekend we went to Richmond for Netball Rocks and managed to win the Open Cup, bringing home our first silverware of the year.

‘And this weekend we are entering the Brighton 7s, so we hope the winning streak will continue.

‘We also plan to enter the local Gosport tournament and a further one in Swindon during the next month, where we hope to continue our early success.

‘Wrong Direction is all about team spirit and our passion for the game. We play hard and party even harder.’

The side consists of defensive players Amy Meadows, Zoe Barnes and Rachel Teal; court/attacking players Anna Howson, Rebecca Manson and Emma George; and shooters Jenny Proudlock and Leanne Whalley.

Most of the girls play for local clubs Youngstars, Shooting Stars and Meon at various levels across the county.

And as well as their playing abilities, the side has also earned many admirers for their new kit.

Barnes, who loves the team look, said: ‘Our kit looks great and stands out on the courts.

‘I am very excited for what is to come with other tournaments so watch this space.’

Since their formation, Wrong Direction have been lucky enough to gain part sponsorship from local property company Wychwood Investments & Property Ltd, although they are still on the lookout for a permanent sponsor to support them in the future.

They also hope to hop on a plane for some antics abroad in the next year as the formidable team go from strength to strength in their eye-catching kit.

There are still spaces available for Brighton 7s this weekend.

The cost is £85 per team and you can visit thebrighton7s.co.uk for more information.