A bronze medal finish for the UK ladies team at the recent world championships in Taiwan has seen the side build on their third-place finish at last years European championships and rise to third in the World.
The side beat Hong Kong in the third-place play-off to take home the bronze medal, with wins against Macau and Taiwan B in the group stage.
After being given a standing ovation at the annual Tchoukball UK awards ceremony, Pete King, who was recognised with the service to tchoukball award, spoke about his hopes for the development of tchoukball across the country. Outgoing competitions director King was visibly emotional after being given the prize, cheered on by officials and players from all clubs having radically transformed UK competitions in the past two years.
The Leeds second-string picked up the title beating their university rivals by 43 points to 40.
Coming into the match as the highest seeded side in the competition, Leeds were made to work hard for the title against an ever improving Portsmouth team.
Top seeds Portsmouth Drakes took home the Andrew’s cup after narrowly beating Farnborough Jets in the final. Portsmouth beat Farnborough 60-58 in a match that was neck and neck throughout. Portsmouth started the stronger taking a slight lead in the first few minutes, but this was quickly eroded with both teams vying for the lead for the rest of the match.
Bury Kings beat Southampton Stags to win the Tchoukball UK Super Cup to complete a domestic quadruple. The side picked up the play-off final trophy to add to their Super League, Regional and Domini Fox Cup titles. Hampered by injuries and absences the side managed to grind out wins in their semi-final and final to be named champions, coming from behind against their southern opponents.