Another inspirational comeback and a resulting jump up the league table left Guildford Inferno’s players feeling positive after week 3 of the Tchoukball UK national league. Guildford climbed to second in the Super 7s, defeating Leeds Galaxy before coming back from behind to snatch another victory from Portsmouth Drakes for the second time in succession.
Hard-fought victories against Leeds Galaxy and Guildford Inferno saw them go top of the Super Sevens with maximum points, while Leeds Galaxy defeated Southampton Stags in their other fixture, dropping to second.
Bury Kings defeated Leeds Galaxy to secure their third national championship in a row. Coming in as favourites the experienced side dominated to add the championship trophy to the division one title they had already secured. The championship was made up of the division’s top four sides with Southampton Stags and Portsmouth Ducks joining Bury and Leeds in the semi-finals. In the first semi Bury took on Portsmouth in a match dominated by the defenders.
Paralympic legend Sascha Kindred was the special guest at Tchoukball UK’s inaugural awards evening. Introduced by an inspirational video of his achievements and the speech he gave afterwards allowing an insight into the mind set of becoming a champion, Kindred was given a standing ovation from the awe inspired tchoukball community. Sascha was present as players and clubs were rewarded for their efforts on and off the court.