Thurston Community College were the surprise package of this year's Tchoukball UK National Youth Championships winning the under 16 title, while Bury Dukes took home the under 18 title for a third successive year.
The two Suffolk teams were joined by Rushden Academy, Fareham Youth, Cardinal Wiseman School, Amesbury School and The Norwood School. Set up in a league where all teams played each other once, with the highest-placed under 18 and under 16 teams in the league picking up the titles, Dukes, part of Bury St Edmunds Tchoukball Club, finished top after winning all six of their games.
Leeds Beckett University won the Tchoukball UK University Cup for the third time after beating the University of Portsmouth in the final. On route to the final Leeds won seven matches in row against teams from both the University of Portsmouth and Southampton respectively.
Tchoukball UK's Board of Directors unanimously approved a restructure at the top level this weekend. With outgoing Communications Director Andrew St Ledger leaving, the Board decided it was a good time to review the structure needed to deliver real value to players and stakeholders.
After reviewing the work of the last 3 years, Chief Executive Philip Moore proposed that no replacement Communications Director would be appointed at Board level and that Ian Parker (pictured) would be officially appointed Head of Communications for Tchoukball UK after months of hard work in that area, working with Operations Director, Richard Jackson.
In a day of top of the table action Headingley Outlaws jumped to the top of Division One, beating the early pace setters Bury Saints in round two of the Tchoukball UK National League. Both divisions saw top of the table clashes with Headingley beating Bury Saints and Bury Kings defeating Southampton Stags in the Super League.
Headingley played both of the Bury sides in the first division, first seeing off the Suffolk club’s resolute youth team, Bury Wolves.
Andrew St Ledger, Communications Director for Tchoukball UK has announced his resignation from the Board. Andrew leaves Tchoukball UK after 12 years of service at the top level. Citing increasing professional demands on his time, Andrew wrote to the Board last month.