PERFORMANCE PATHWAY SUCCESS 2018/19
Congratulations to the many Matrix girls
from U12 to U16 who have recently gained places
at the Franchises NPL and Hubs Squads and to
those at County and Satellite Academies.
Check out our Teams page to see where they all are.
Special mention to alumni Lauran Sheppheard at
Severn Stars NPL U19 and Milly Pittaway
at Mavericks NPL U19.
U10 TRIALS NOW OPEN
Visit our U10 Trials Page to register
for 3 trial dates in November/December,
to start in January 2019
EMMA THACKER - ENGLAND ROSE!
We are incredibly proud of Emma following her selection
into the England U17 Squad after her attendance
at National Academy.
We can't wait to see you in the red dress, Emma!
AGM FOR 2017/18 SEASON
The Club's AGM is set for Wednesday 29 August
at 7.00pm at The Manor Prep School.
All club members, members' parents and committee members
are encouraged to attend.
2018/19 SOUTH REGION LEAGUE MATCHES NOW ON
Visit our South Region League Page for
details of U12 U13 U14 U16 match details
2018/19 TRAINING DATES NOW ON
Visit our Training Dates Page for
September to December dates
ENGLAND ROSES SUMMER CAMP INVITATION
Following Emma Thacker's stirling performance
at the recent NPL Tournament in Nottinghamshire,
representing Storm's U19 team, she has
been invited to attend the England Roses Summer Camp.
What an achievement for our super star U15 shooter!
MAVERICKS U17 NPL CALL UP FOR MILLY
Congratulations to our U16 dynamic defender
Milly Pittaway who will be representing
Mavericks U17s at the NPL National Tournament.
Double congrats on your successful scholarship
application for Cokethorpe's 6th Form.
Hard work has paid off - so well deserved!
SCHOOL GAMES SELECTIONS
Congratulations to the following girls who have
been selected by their franchises to
represent at the National School Games:
Emma Thacker and Phoebe Maslen for Surrey Storm
Amy Durand for Benecos Mavericks.
Good luck to all three at this event at the end of August!
NEW PLAYERS FOR NEXT SEASON WELCOME
AND SEEKING NEW COACHES
If you have a daughter that has the desire
to train and play in a performance club,
please get in contact through the Contact Us Page.
If you are, or know of, a coach that would like to join our team,
to lead or assist, then we would love to hear from you!
SUMMER TRAINING AND TOURNAMENTS
Please see the Training Dates and
Summer Tournaments Pages for details of
summer training and venues, and
tournaments, friendly matches and
South Region 2018/19 Qualifying dates.
Thank you to our sponsors Frilford Heath Golf Club
for once again providing the magnificent setting
for our Awards Evening in May.
A huge thank you to everyone that attended;
to all players, families and officials who have
supported to club through such a successful year.
Your Award Winners
Club Person of the Year
Club Player of the Year
U19 Ash Dickinson
U16 Milly Pittaway
U13 Aoife McGuire
U12 Flo Swanton
U11 Issy Insley
U10 Jemima Offer
U19 Liv James
U16 Ineke Johnson
U13 Sophie Tyler
U12 Bessie Blake
U11 Katie Ferguson
U10 Ceci Bower
U13s FINISH TOP OF REGIONAL LEAGUE!
Huge congratulations to our talented U13 team
to finish top of the table in their first year in
Netball South's Regional League!
U16 & U19 - A GREAT SEASON IN THE SR LEAGUES!
Congratulations to our very young U16 team finishing
a very respectable 5th place.
A fantastic preparation season
and ready to challenge for next season.
Congratulations to our wonderful U19 team
who contested to the end to finish 4th.
We wish the orginal dream team the
best of luck in their exams, starting
University and exciting gap years for some!
SUPER SHOOTER EMMA THACKER
INVITED TO NATIONAL ACADEMY EASTER CAMP!
Super proud of our U15 super shooter, Emma Thacker
who, having represented Surrey Storm's U17 NPL side,
she was talent spotted and invited to attend
England Netball's National Academy
As always, we are incredibly proud of Emma
and we know she has what it takes to make it to the top!
DYNAMIC DEFENDER HEATHER MAXWELL'S
Heather wasn't only selected to play for Surrey Storm's
U15 side recently but she also got the call up to
attend England Basketball's National Academy Camps!
With Heather's admirable work ethic, we wouldn't be
surprised if both England Netball and England Basketball
end up fighting over her!
Super proud of you, Heather!
PERFORMANCE COACH, ELLY MOORE,
We are delighted to announce that Elly Moore
will be joining us with immediate effect in
preparation to coach our U16 team next season.
Elly comes with a wealth of experience,
success and coaching talent having been the
Regional Performance Coach and NPL Lead Coach
at Netball South for many years.
She has been instrumental in the achievements
of many talented athletes that she has coached
through to National Academy as well as many
U16 teams qualifying for National Club Finals.
In addition, she has extensive experience at
National Premier League and is currently coaching
at The Downs in this league.
There is no doubt that Elly will lead our U16 team to
reach their potential and take them to another level.
We therefore give Elly a very warm welcome to our club
and we are incredibly excited to have her on board!
GOOD LUCK AT IAPS U11 REGIONAL ROUND!
Good luck to our following U11 girls that are representing
their schools at IAPS on 7 March
Leila Katie Eleanor Amy
The Manor Prep
Flo Phoebe Milly Sofia Giorgia Alina Vicky Issy
OXFORDSHIRE SPORTS AWARDS RUNNER UP
Congratulations to the girls who were selected as
Runner Up at the Oxfordshire Sports Awards
for finishing 6th in the U14 National Club Finals 2016/17.
Everyone in the club is very proud of their achievement!
HAPPY NEW YEAR
to our Matrix Family .............
our players,parents, siblings, grandparents,
coaches, umpires and team managers.
We thank you for everything you do for the club!
Enjoy the festivities everyone!
OXFORDSHIRE U12 DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS
Congratulations to our young talent following their offer
of places, to start in January 2018:
Alina Frost U11
Giorgia Abbondanza U11
Grace Harrison U11
Katie Ferguson U11
Leila May U11
Phoebe Oldfield U11
Vicky Brown U11
Amelia Reveles-Wilson U12
Bessie Blake U12
Erin Ferguson U12
Esme Braun U12
MATRIX U10s ANNOUNCED!
To all our new U10s
A big, warm welcome to the Matrix Family!
Visit our TEAMS Page to check out
our youngest Matrix Team!
Welcome also to the following who
have joined our teams from September
Milly Thomas U11
Madi Leighton-Jones U16
Heather Maxfield U16
We are delighted to have you on board!
MEDALS ALL ROUND AT THE POOLE TOURNAMENT
What an amazing day our teams had at the
Poole Junior Tournament on Saturday 8 October.
Amazing results too!
U11 Runner Up
POT Leila May & Ellie Adnitt
POT Grace Durand & Charlotte Taylor
U13 Runner Up
POT Ruby Powell
A massive well done to all players, coaches, umpires
and of course our wonderful parents for their support.
WASPS HUB SUCCESS!
Huge congratulations to Ashlyn Dickinson
Ellie Taylor and Liv James following their
selection into the Wasps Hub Oxford.
Amazing to have Wasps girls in our club!
MAVERICKS FUTURES ACADEMY SUCCESS!
Huge congratulation to the following U15 & U16 girls
following their selection into the
Mavericks Futures Academy Henley
Liv Pilbeam Lottie Merson Milly Pittaway Hattie Jacobs
Your Matrix Family are very proud of you!
MASSIVE MINI MAVS SUCCESS!
Huge congratulations to all girls who were successful at
Mini Mavericks Oxford trials.
Too many to mention on our News Page -
check out all 18 of them in our U13 and U12 teams.
Your Matrix family are so proud of each and everyone of you!
ALL 3 TEAMS THROUGH TO SR LEAGUE 2017/18!
Huge congratulations to our U13, U16 and 19 teams
who all qualified in the top 8 to gain a place in the
South Region League!
The very best of luck for the season ahead!
GOOD LUCK AT SR ENTRY TOURNAMENT
to our U13, U16 and U19 teams competing in the
South Region Entry Tournament on 1 and 2 September
in Southampton. You can do it girls!
Please visit our U10 Trials page above for full details.
To be held over three dates in September/October.
MATRIX COACHES REPRESENTING FRANCHISES
Fantastic to see our Head Coach, Tricia Kilczynski
as Lead Coach for U19 NPL at Hertfordshire Mavericks
and our U16 Coach Tash Watson as Assistant Coach
for Loughborough Lightning U19 NPL team
at the Futures Tournament this August Bank Holidays
weekend where all the best players and teams took part in this very
prestigious competition for U17, U19 and U21 age groups.
GOOD LUCK TO GCSE STUDENTS
Good luck to Emily Kent Lydia Pointer Jenna Seal
Lily Pearce Tessa Wilkinson Naomi Light
Molly Ashley Belle Alberts
upon receiving their GCSE results on Thursday 24 August.
You too will all do brilliantly!
GOOD LUCK A LEVEL STUDENTS
Good luck to Ruth Delany and to our Alumni
Lizzie Evans Bea Simmons Tara Jones
upon receiving their A Level results on Thursday 17 August.
You will all do brilliantly!
Congratulations to Emma Thacker who has been
promoted fromSurrey Storm's U17 NPL team
to their U19 NPL team - a huge achievement for our
super shooter who only turned 14 in July!
Also congratulations toDarcey Scott who has been named
in Severn Stars U17 NPL team.
TWO MATRIX U16 GIRLS OFFERED FRANCHISE PLACES
Congratulations to Milly Pittaway who has been invited
to join one of the Nova Academies atSevern Stars.
Also to Amy Durand who has accepted a place at
Hertfordshire Mavericks Futures Academy in Henley.
SECOND HAND KIT WANTED!
If any members have items of second-hand kit that they
would be willing to either donate to the Club so
that we can offer it out as spares in the interim or sell on
to fellow members at 50% of the full
cost that you paid, we would
be extremely grateful. Please contact Mel direct if you do.
CLUB AGM 2016/17 SEASON
The Club's AGM for the 2016/17 season
will be held on THURSDAY 27 JULY 2017
at The Manor Preparatory School,
Faringdon Road, Shippon OX13 6LN
All Club members and the parents
of all junior members are welcome
and encouraged to attend.
HAPPY SUMMER HOLIDAYS!
To all our players, coaches, umpires, parents.
Thank you all for a great season.
Our club is going from strength to strength
and its all because of you!
Keep visiting the website for details of new season
teams, league information and training dates.
DREAMS - LAST TOURNAMENT OF THE SEASON!
A great end to the season for the U11s on Saturday 6 July
at the Dreams tourney.
The girls stormed through their first round unbeaten
and with some impressive score lines -
54 goals for and only 2 conceded.
We again stormed through the regrouping in the
afternoon, an we were down to 7 players
following an injury.
A special mention must go to Bea Painter who stepped up
as WA to cover this and played really well out of
her usual position.
We met Eagles in the semi-finals and it was a very close match,
drawing 5-5 and extra time! Sadly we lost by 2 goals in that
extra time but the girls put out the performance of the day.
I could not have been prouder of their attitude, skill and
stamina in the blazing sun.
This team finished on a high and there is plenty more
to come this talented bunch!
go to Flo Swanton for her versatility and impact on
the court an Emily Watson for her consistency, turnover
rate and teamwork. Another great day mini Matrix!
Tash Park, U11 Coach
THE PONTINS U15 EXPERIENCE!
Very proud of our very young U15 team who made
it all the way to the Cup Semi-Finals.
Top 4 at the strongest junior open competition
in the country is a great way to finish a very
successful summer these girls.
To be up there with Poole and Tameside can't be a
bad place to be!
THE PONTINS U11 EXPERIENCE!
What a fantastic weekend our young Matrix players had at Pontins 2017.
The team consisted of 6 U11s and 2 U10s who represented our club amazingly well, We had a tough group on Saturday and finished 4th in the group.
This led to us playing in the Cup section
on the Sunday in a group consisting of two Oldham teams
and Abbey . We qualified into the group in 4th place and
came out 2nd after two fantastic wins against Oldham B and Abbey Flyers.
We lost to the eventual Winners, Oldham.
Our performance secured us a place in the Quarter Finals where we met a tough Turnford A team.
We gave them a great match and eventually lost 7-4.
We finished in the top 8 out of 39 teams which was a testament
to the players versatility, determination and skill.
As ever, their performances attracted praise from umpires and other coaches.
Off court, the girls had a brilliant weekend swimming, theme
parking, arcading and generally team bonding!
I really struggled to think if a player of the tournament without any of our usual defenders and yet our turnover rate was phenomenal.
Coaches players go to the defending unit, so well done to
Charlotte Taylor (the Lean), Grace Durand (the Interceptor),
Flo Swanton (the Flyer) and Isabel Marriot (the Brick Wall) .........
you amazed me this weekend.
U11 Coach, Tasha Park
OXFORDSHIRE ACADEMIES SUCCESS
Congratulations to the following girls upon their
selection into the following Oxfordshire Academies:
Lottie Merson Hatty Jacobs Milly Pittaway
Livvi Pilbeam Phoebe Maslen Aoife McGuire
Lizzie Pearce Evie Cope
Ineke Johnson Freya Leighton-Jones Lili Hargreaves
Harri Hargreaves Ruby Powell Sophie Tyler
Giulia Abbondanza Bea Swanton Grace Durand
Charlotte Taylor Emily Watson Emma Park
Flo Swanton Grace O'Gorman Isabel Marriot
Well done to all 25 girls, with a special mention to
Flo and Issy I who are still only U10s!
OXFORDSHIRE NETBALL'S 65th ANNIVERSARY
We are delighted that our amazing Mel Phillips
won the Muriel McNally Administrator Award for
the outstanding contribution that she gives to our Club,
and to Danniel Ashurst , nominated by Abingdon Centre
for winning the Grassroots Coach Award for her
outstanding contribution to coaching young people.
These two people couldn't be more deserving!
U16 CHAMPIONS AT BUCKS PHOENIX TOURNAMENT!
Big congratulations to our U15 team who were crowned
Winners at the Bucks Phoenix Tournament in the
U16 section on Saturday 17 June!
Fantastic squad performance.!
POM Lottie Merson
INVITATIONS TO JOIN SURREY STORM
Huge congratulations to U14 Emma Thacker
who has been invited to join
Surrey Storm's U17 NPL sideand to
the youngest player in our current U14 team
Phoebe Maslen following her invitation
to join Surrey Storm's U14 Development side.
Your Matrix family are very proud of you both!
TOUGH COMPETITION AT TURNFORD
Our U15s competed at Turnford on
Saturday 10 June.
Strong opposition saw our girls finish 4th in their pool.
A great performance from the girls as always
especially as all but one are still only U14.
POM Milly Pittaway.
U14 TEAM FINISH 6TH IN THE COUNTRY!
What a weekend of top class netball at
U14 National Club Finals!
We are so proud of our talented U14 girls
who made history for our club and for Oxfordshire
by making it through to Nationals.
When we set this club up 3 years ago, the
aim was to make Nationals. We came so close
with our U16s last season and this year the dream
came true with our U14s!
A massive achievement and huge congratulations
To our U14 team
Hattie Jacobs, Millie Sutcliffe, Ella Pearce,
Phoebe Maslen, Frankie Powell, Emma Thacker,
Lottie Merson, Livvy Pilbeam,, Amy Durand, Evie Cope, Rosie Park
and to all the coaches and parents who supported the girls,
especially the U14 coach Maggie Fisher.
A special mention to U13 player, Rosie Park who
hasn't trained or played with the U14s very much
but who was brilliant when she went on.
She will be back next year with her Woodley U14 team!
MORE SUMMER TOURNAMENT SUCCESS!
U11 made it to the Semi-Finals at Rushmoor on 13 May.
Well done to Grace Durand and Charlotte TaylorPOMs.
U12 finished Runner-Up.
Well done to Bea Swanton POM.
Special mention to U10s playing a year up
yet again and holding their own!
Amazing achievement for our very talented U14 team
with one U15 player who finished as Winner
of the U16 section at CD Phoenix on 14 May.
Well done to Amy Durand POM.
SUMMER TOURNAMENTS UNDERWAY WITH
MATRIX TEAMS OFF TO A FLYING START!
U15 Runner-Up at MK Netters. With only one U15 player
and the rest of the squad still U14s, this was a fantastic achievement!
Double whammy for U11 and U2 teams securing the Winners
title at Weston Park Blades!
A special mention to many of our U10 and U11 players who
have played up a year over the past couple of tournaments.
They haven't looked out of place
and have made the coaches very proud!
Next up is Rushmoor on 13 May ....
check this page for a report thereafter!
NEW 2017/18 SOUTH REGION PLAYERS WELCOME
Matrix will be entering U13, U16 and U19 teams into
the qualifying tournament in September 2017.
We are incredibly proud of our U14 SR team
who finished as Runner-Up this season to qualifying for Nationals in May 2017 and we hope to have further success next season.
If you have the desire to play Regional Netball
and would like to play alongside our talented players,
then we would love to hear from you.
Get in touch via Mel Phillips , our Club Secretary,
who will be ale to arrange for you to attend our
summer training sessions.
WELCOME NEW MATRIX COACHES!
We are delighted to announce two new coaches to the club;
Bea James, who made her debut with the U19s recently
and to Alex Druce who will make her debut over the
summer with the U15 team.
We are delighted to have these talented coaches
on board and we wish them a successful season with us!
Good luck to all our teams who will soon
be starting the summer tournaments circuit!
Please contact your Team Manager
for full details.
MK Netters 22nd April U11
MK Netters 23rd April U15
Weston Park Blades 29th April U12 U11
Rushmoor 13th May U11 U12
CD Phoenix 14th May U15
Turnford 10th June U15
Bucks Phoenix 17th June U15
Clan 24th June U15
Dreams 8th July U11
PONTINS RESIDENTIAL U15 U11
MATRIX AWARDS CELEBRATIONS
A big THANK YOU to everyone that attended the
Matrix Awards Evening on Saturday 25 April.
A special thank you to our sponsors
Frilford Heath Golf Club for their hospitality
and of course to Mel Phillips who made the room
look so spectacular!!
Check out the pics on our Facebook page!
A huge congratulations to our very well
deserved winners of awards.
U19 Evie Phillips U16 Jenna Seal
U14 Amy Durand U13 Aoife McGuire
U11 Emily Watson U10 Flo Swanton
U19 Ellie Taylor U16 Tessa Wilkinson
U14 Phoebe Maslen U13 Rosie Park
U11 Bea Painter U10 Katie Williams
CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR
Emma Thacker (U14) and Darcey Scott (U15)
FAREWELL AND BEST WISHES TO THOSE MOVING ON
We are very sad to say Goodbye to our fabulous U13 coach, Alexis Beattie.
We wish to thank her for her commitment and excellent coaching
that she has given to the club and so many of its players over
the past 3 years. We wish her all the very best in her future coaching.
To all our wonderful players who are moving on to
new clubs, universities and schools, we wish them every
success and hope to see them again at Matrix in the future!
MATRIX PLAYERS CROWNED SCHOOL NATIONAL CHAMPS!
Huge congratulations to the following Matrix girls who were
crowned National Champions of the England Netball School
Sports Magazine Competition. No less than 6 of the squad of 9 are
Matrix girls, led by our very own super coach Alexis Beattie!
SHSK U12 Team crowned National Champions
Aoife McGuire, Harri Hargreaves, Lili Hargreaves,
Giulia Abbondanza, Katharina Felici, Freya Williamson
MATRIX PLAYERS REPRESENTING NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Huge congratulations to the following girls for finishing in the top 10
in the country at National Schools Finals on 18 March.
Headington U14 Team finishing 7th
Ella Pearce, Frankie Powell, Emma Thacker, Evie Cope, Lottie Merson
Millfield U19 Team finishing 9th
U14 NATIONALS HERE WE COME!
Following the results of the penultimate South Region U14 matches
today, 4 March, we are very proud to announce our
qualification through to National Club Finals!
This is a first for any Oxfordshire junior team and a huge achievement
for our club, especially as we are still only in our 3rd season.
Well done to our super talented U14 teams and their coach
THE MANOR QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL FINALS!
Huge congratulations to The Manor where 7 out of its 8 U11 team
qualified for IAPS Nationals, taking place in Basildon Essex
on Friday 10 March.
Good luck The Manor!
GOOD LUCK MANOR GIRLS AT IAPS
Best of luck to the following Matrix U11 girls who are representing their
school, The Manor Prep, at the Regional Round of IAPS tomorrow,
Thursday 2 March.
Bailey de Koker Amelia Reveles-Wilson Flo Swanton
Bea Painter Erin Ferguson Emily Watson Bessie Blake
AWARD DINNER CELEBRATIONS
This very special occasion will take place on Saturday 25 March
at Frilford Golf Club at 7pm. We warmly invite all our players
and their families to celebrate the season and recognise the
achievements of our amazing players and teams.
Please book your tickets through Mel at email@example.com.
We hope to see you all there!
MATRIX HEAD COACH APPOINTED MAVERICKS U21 COACH
Congratulations to Trish on her very recent appointment of
Assistant Coach for Hertfordshire Mavericks U21 Squad!
U14 SHOOTING SENSATION IMPRESSES TOP FRANCHISES
U14 super-shooter, Emma Thackerhas been selected by both
Surrey Storm andLondon Pulse to join their NPL Squads.
Proud of you, Emma!
U14 MATRIX GIRLS THROUGH TO NATIONAL SCHOOLS!
Huge congratulations to the Matrix girls representing Headington
who came 2nd at the Regional Tournament on Saturday 28 March to
qualify for National Schools.
Your Matrix Family wish you the very best of luck!
Special mention also to SHSK who reached the Semi-Finals.
REGIONAL SCHOOLS 2016/17
Good luck to the following Matrix girls who are
representing their schools on Saturday 28 March in the
Regional Schools Tournament taking place in Hampshire.
Headington U14 Team
Ella Pearce Frankie Powell Emma Thacker Lottie Merson Evie Cope
Headington U16 Team
Queen Anne's Caversham U16 Team
SHSK U19 Team
Lizzie Evans Bea Simmons Liv Hollis Ruth Delany
Oxford High U19 Team
Head Coach - Trish Kiliczynski coaching the team
U12 COUNTY DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS
Congratulations to the following Matrix girls who were successful
at U12 County trials:
U11 Emma Park Charlotte Taylor Emily Watson Isabel Marriott
U10 Flo Swanton Issy Insley
WINNER AT JELLYS U11 NETBALL TOURNAMENT
A big congratulations to our talented U11 squad who stormed the
Jellys Netball Tournament on Saturday 10 December.
Undefeated all day!
Coaches POT Charlotte Taylor.
MILLFIELD SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS FOR U16 SHOOTER
Huge congratulations to Emily Kent for her offer of an
'All-Rounder' Scholarship award
to the most prestigious sports school in the country, Millfield.
We know just how hard she worked for this and
her dream of going to Millfield for 6th Form has come true....
with a Scholarship in hand!
WINNER AT JELLYS U13 NETBALL TOURNAMENT
Fantastic display of netball today, 26 November.
Not one team got more than 2 goals against us. In total 8 goals against
in 6 games and 55 goals for Matrix.
Won the tournament by a mile!
Alexis Beattle U13 coach
U11/U10 Matrix girls played in the U13 section.
Tough matches for our young ones who showed resilience
and some fantastic play.
No wins but a great experience for them.
These girls are showing great potential moving forward
and proud of them all.
POTs Flo Swanton andEsme Brawn.
Tasha Park U11/U10 Coach
WELCOME TO NEW U11/U10 MEMBERS
A very warm welcome to our new U11/U10 Development Squad
members, from November 2016
Sofia Oppon Vicky Brown Phoebe Oldfield Sapphire Reece
U15 SHOOTER/MIDCOURTER DARCEY
PROMOTED TO SOUTH RA
Huge congratulations to Darcey Scott, U15 shooter/mid courter
who, in October, has been promoted from
Oxfordshire County Academy to South's Regional Academy.
This follows her recent success in September of her selection
into Surrey Storm's Development Squad.
Darcey currently plays for our U19 Squad.
So very pleased for you Darcey!
Congratulations to Matrix Head Coach, Tricia Kilczynski,
who has been appointed NPL Head Coach at Hertfordshire Mavericks.
Congratulations toLiv Hollis, U19 defender, on her selection into
Bath NPL Squad, and to ex Matrix mid-courter/defender, Tara Jones,
on her selection into Hertfordshire Mavericks NPL Squad.
PROUD OF YOU ALL!
U11 SQUAD DEBUT IN HAMPSHIRE
Well done to our U11 Squad who made their debut at
Jellies Netball Tournament on Saturday 22 October playing
in the U12 section.
Coaches POM Isabelle Marriott
U14 SHOOTER AMY SELECTED INTO L&SE RA
Huge congratulations to Amy Durand, our U14 SR shooter who, after a
series of trials sessions, has been invited to join L&SE RA.
U19 MID-COURTER LIV SELECTED INTO
Huge congratulations to Liv James, and U17 mid-courter
in our U19 Squad who has just been selected into Loughborough's RPA.
A truly deserved leap from Oxfordshire County Academy
last season to RPA this season.
Proud of you Liv!
U16 DEENDER JENNA PROMOTED TO NETBALL SOUTH RPA
Huge congratulations to Jenna Seal, our U16 SR Squad defender who
has, as of 26 September, been promoted from RA to South RPA.
Another step up the EN Performance Pathway - next step Nationals!
MATRIX HEAD COACH APPOINTED
MAVERICKS U21 HEAD COACH
Good luck to our very own Tricia Kilczynski who has been appointed
Lead Coach for Hertfordshire Mavericks U21 Squad at their 4-day showdown 8-11 September.
U14 SHOOTER EMMA SELECTED INTO L&SE RA
Hugh congratulations to our U14 SR superstar shooter, Emma Thacker
upon her selection into the London & South East RA.
SOUTH REGION ENTRY TOURNAMENT
Well done to all our teams who played their hearts out at
the SR Entry Tournament on 3 and 4 September in
West Sussex. Thank you to all the coaches and
parents for your support.
U13 Rosie Park GK
U14 Emma Thacker GS
U16 Georgie Kent GA
U19 Evie Phillips C/GS
Special mention for an outstanding contribution to the
U13 team - Phoebe Maslen GD
GRACE MAKES OXFORDSHIRE ACADEMY HISTORY!
Huge congratulations to Grace Durand .....
the first and only U10 player to ever gain a place in
the Oxfordshire Academies!
A superstar netballer in the making!
MATRIX MUM AT RIO OLYMPICS!
Good luck to Jules Wilkinson (Flossie's mum) who is the Official
Chaplain based in the Olympic Village in Rio for Team GB.
What an experience!
MATRIX U15 PLAYING IN NPFL TOURNAMENT
Well done to Jenna Seal, our U15 defender, who played for
Team South in the National Player Futures League Tournament
over the weekend of 22-24 July where the Nation's
most talented players were representing their performance
teams, many of whom are already playing for England.
We're proud of you, Jenna!
ACADEMY 2016/7 SUCCESS
Congratulations to the following 23 girls who have been successful in gaining a place at Regional Academy and
the Oxfordshire Academies:
Emma Thacker; Amy Durand; Molly Ashley; Lottie Merson;
Belle Alberts; Naomi Light
SATELLITE 1 ACADEMY
Frankie Powell; Livvi Pilbeam; Hattie Jacobs; Millie Sutcliffe;
Evie Cope; Phoebe Maslen; Rosie Park; Aoife McGuire
SATELLITE 2 ACADEMY
Emillie Beattie; Giulia Abbondanza; Katharina Felici;
Harriet Hargreaves; Lili Hargreaves;
Bea Swanton; Ruby Powell; Freya Williamson; Grace Durand
Congratulations to Alexis Beattie, our U11/U10 Coach,
on passing her UKCC Level 2 Coaching Qualification today!
You're Matrix Family are very proud of you!
CLUB AWARDS EVENING
A huge thank you to the players, parents, coaches, umpires,
club volunteers and to our sponsor, Frilford Golf Club,
for a truly memorable Awards Evening!
Congratulations to all the players that were awarded Key Rings and Colours for POM, OPOM and competing
in the South Region League.
A special mention to the following individuals:
U10 Charlotte Taylor; U11 Emillie Beattie; U13 Lottie Merson;
U16 Long Squad Ellie Taylor;
U16 Short Squad Flossie Wilkinson
U10 Flo Swanton; U11 Giulia Abbondanza;
U12 Jasmine Stanmore; U13 Hatty Jacobs;
U16 Long Squad Lily Pearce; U16 Short Squad Liv James
Club Player of the Year:
Volunteer of the Year:
John and Emma Shepheard
A Special Thanks to Mel Phillips for the outstanding job
that she does in running our club and keeping our
Matrix Family working together!
SUMMER TOURNAMENTS 2016
Sunday 24 April Thames Valley U12, U13
Sunday 1 May CDP U11
Saturday 7 April Raychem U13
Saturday 14th May Rushmoor U12
Saturday 21st May Mavericks U15
Sunday 22nd May CDP U13
Saturday 4th June Dreams U12 and U13
Sunday 5th June Dreams U15
Saturday 11th June Bucks Phoenix U12, U15
Saturday 18th June Turnford U13, U15
Saturday 18th June Newbury U12
Sat/Sun 24th-26th June Pontins Residential U12, U13
Saturday 9th July Dominoes Residential U16
HEAD COACH CALLED UP FOR
WORLD UNIVERSITY NETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
Head Coach, Tricia Kilczynski, will be spending the summer at the
World University Netball Championships held in Miami in July 2016.
Tricia will return as a qualified Table Official!
Team Matrix hope you have a great time!
MATRIX PLAYERS SCOOP 3RD PLACE AT
IAPS U11 NATIONALS FOR THEIR SCHOOL,
THE MANOR PREP
Huge congratulations to The Manor U11 IAPS National Squad
who finished 3rd in the country at IAPS National Netball Finals.
All 8 girls in the squad are Matrix players -
Bea Swanton, Aoife McGuire, Ruby Powell, Lili Hargreaves, Harri Hargreaves, Giulia Abbondanza, Freya Williamson and Katharina Felici. What an achievement - Matrix are very proud of you!
FINAL MATCHES FOR U16 AND U13 SOUTH REGION SQUADS
Congratulations to our U16 and U13 Squads as they
play their final League match on Saturday 12 March,
with U16 finishing in 4th place and U13 finishing in 3rd place.
A great season, particularly the second half for our U16,
and so much promise for our U13 going into U14s next season!
CLEAN SWEEP FOR U16 LONG SQUAD AND U11 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD AT SURBITON JUNIOR NETBALL TOURNAMENT
A double whammy to both teams who were crowned Winners in their respective age groups! Well done, girls!
Please see our 'Long Squad' page for full details.
HEAD COACH SUCCESS AT L&SE RPA
Congratulations to our Head Coach, Tricia Kilczynski, on her recent appointment as the new Assistant Coach at
London & South East Regional Performance Academy (RPA).
Yet another string to her bow!
SUPERLEAGUE TRIP TO BATH UNIVERSITY FOR MATRIX U11s
What a treat at the end of the February Half Term to take our
Matrix U11s down to Bath for the Team Bath v Manchester Thunder
match. A runaway victory from star performers Thunder with
some awesome play.
Well done to Emillie Beattie for being one of only 4 girls in the
whole arena to be asked to take part in the 'Shoot Out' at half time
and only missing 1 goal -
as England Head Coach, Tracey Neville, said to her, '
'I think we're looking at the next Helen Housby".
Well, they are both red heads!
Check out our photos on Facebook of our girls meeting their heros
from both sides along with Emillie's super popular video clip..
U11 AND U12 SUCCESS
Congratulations to the following U11 and U12 Matrix girls
who have recently been selected through to
Oxfordshire U12 Development:
U11s - Guilia Abbondanza, Bea Swanton, Aoife McGuire,
Freya Williamson, Emillie Beattie, Talia Roche, Tilly Spivey
U12s - Annabelle Vallance and Jasmine Stanmore
WECOME NEW MEMBERS
A very warm welcome to the following girls who have recently
joined our Matrix U11/10 Squads:
U10s - Grace Durand, Alice Dutton and Bea Painter
U11s - Bea Swanton
LIV HOLLIS PROMOTED TO RPA
Congratulations to Liv on her recent promotion from Regional Academy
to Regional Performance Academy at Netball South.
Another step up England Netball's Performance Pathway.
Next step Nationals!
NETBALL TOUR TO DISNEY, FLORIDA!
9 girls from our U16 Squad are off to Florida in October 2016
for what promises to be the most exciting and
action-packed Netball Tour on the Planet!
A great opportunity for our girls to experience playing
against other countries from as far away as Australia, New Zealand,
South Africa and the Caribbean.
Not to mention the unlimited access to the World's Best Theme Park !!!
Huge congratulations to Georgia Henderson for her offers with a
Sports Scholarship to the prestigious Rugby and Marlborough Schools
for 6th form in September 2016 and toLauren Shepheard for her
double whammy of an Academic Scholarship and a Sports Scholarship
to Millfield School, the leading sports school in the country.
Such clever, talented girls, you are!
Thank you Emma Roffey
(Lauren's mum and the Club's Fundraising and Events Coordinator)
for organising dinner at The Merry Miller for mums and coaches on Wednesday 9 December.
We are all looking forward to some time off the court
and for a girlie night out.
REGIONAL ACADEMY TASTER SESSION
Congratulations to Georgia Henderson, U16 Short Squad,
for being invited to attend a RA session in Southampton
Monday 23 November.
TEAM SOUTH SUCCESS FOR TARA JONES
Congratulations to ex-Matrix player, Tara Jones, following her success
of being selected for this season's Team South Tigers Squad
playing in the NPL.
We wish you the very best of luck!
FUNDRAISING GOLF DAY
Friday 30 October 2015
Thank you to our sponsors, Frilford Golf Club, for hosting, to parents
for organising and players for helping out. You have all contributed massively to make this day so successful! We hope this will be
our annual big fundraising event for years to come! Please see our 'Fundraising' page under 'News' for details and photos.
LIV HOLLIS TRI-REGIONAL PLAY DAY
Good luck to Liv Hollis, U16 SR defender, who is playing in a
Tri-Regional Play Day on Friday 30 October representing Netball South Regional Academy with London and South East RAs.
MATRIX COACHES IN LA MANGA
We wish Head Coach, Tricia Kilczynski and U13 Coach, Tash Watson
a thoroughly enjoyable October Half Term Week of coaching in
TEAM MATRIX PLAYERS ON TOUR IN BARBADOS
Well done to U16 SR girls, Sasha Hargreaves, Evie Phillips and
Emily Kent who finished joint 1st with the U16 National Squad, representing their school on its October Half Term
Barbados Netball Tour!
WELL DONE TO U12 AND U16 TEAMS
WHO PLAYED IN THE POOLE JUNIOR NETBALL
TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER!
A promising start to their future!.
Click on 'Long Squad Matches' for a full report, including POMs
SOUTH REGION 2015/16 CAPTAINS ANNOUNCED
to Liv Hollis and Ashlyn Dickinson - U16 Captains
to Amy Durand - U13 Captain
DOUBLE SUCCESS AT
THE SOUTH REGION QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT
to our U16 team for finishing 3rd from 13 teams
and to our brand new U13 team for coming 2nd from 14 teams
at the tournament on Saturday 5 September.
Top 8 in each age group have qualified to form this season's
South Region League.
Good luck to both teams! Exciting times ahead!
PLAYERS OF THE TOURNAMENT
U16 team - Lauren Shepheard WD/GD
U13 team - Livvy Pilbeam - WA
BRONZE CAPS ACCREDITATION
Great news for the club - for being awarded this on Friday 4 September. Well done to our Committee Members Rhonda, Maggie and
Mel for putting our folder together over the summer.
DOUBLE COACHING SUCCESS
AT OXFORDSHIRE ACADEMY
Tash Watson and Danielle Ashurst
who have just become Oxfordshire Academy Coaches! Good luck -
you will both be brilliant.
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Sasha Hargreaves, U16 Short Squad
For qualifying for National Championships across all three Equestrian disciplines of Dressage, Show Jumping and her specialism, Eventing. Good Luck, Sasha, from your Team Matrix Family!
Tricia Kilczynksi, Head Coach
who has landed herself the position of Hertfordshire Mavericks
Youth Assistant Coach 2015/16.
REGIONAL ACADEMY SUCCESS
Ashlyn Dickinson and Liv James
Both have been invited into the Regional Potential Group.
REGIONAL ACADEMY SUCCESS
Promoted to Regional Academy on the England Netball Pathway.
PERFORMANCE MATCH PLAY OPPORTUNITY
Who has been asked to play in a performance tournament at
Barking Abbey Saturday 30th May.
MAVERICKS DEVELOPMENT TOURNAMENT SELECTION
Liv Hollis and Flossie Wilkinson
For being selected to represent Mavericks Development squad
on the 8th April in a match play day with Manchester Thunder
and Loughborough Lightening Development Squads.
REGIONAL ACADEMY SESSION INVITES
Ashlyn Dickinson, Bea Simmons, Liv Hollis, Flossie Wilkinson
and Emily Kent
All 5 girls have been selected at Oxfordshire County Academy
to attend a Regional Play day/training session. Elly Moore,
Regional Performance Coach invites County Coaches
to send their most promising athletes for preparation t
o help them reach the next level of the England Netball Pathway.
PERFORMANCE MATCH PLAY OPPORTUNITY
Who is one of 10 girls selected for a Regional Academy
match play day for South v London & South East in Dartford
on Saturday 21st February.
Good luck to Tara and the South Regional Academy girls.
REGIONAL ACADEMY SUCCESS
Well done to Tara Jones on being promoted to Regional Academy
on 15th November 2014.
A big well done to all girls selected in our trials in November.
This exciting new squad will be announced at the end of January,
when their new kit arrives. These girls will be looking forward
to playing the summer tournaments circuit.
MAVERICKS DEVELOPMENT SELECTIONS
Lauren Shepheard, Flossie Wilkinson and Liv Hollis.
Selected into the Hertfordshire Mavericks
Year 9/10 Development Squad 2014/2015 season.
Saturday 10th January
Team Matrix Launch Party was held last night
with over 70 people attending!
Players, coaches, volunteers, committee members
and family members were welcomed into this new and exciting club. Lovely food and fun and games was the theme of the evening.
What a fantastic night, lots of laughter from everyone!
£390 was raised from tombola and drinks bottles sold!
Great start to our fundraising!
Take a look at the photos! Brilliant!
We would like to thank our sponsors Frilford Heath Golf Club
for letting us use their beautiful Club House for our celebrations.
SOUTH REGION LEAGUE 2014/15
On 17th September 2014, our U16 Squad qualified for the
South Region League.
The top 8 teams in the South Region now play home and away matches
to battle it out for the top two South spots to go on to represent the
Region at the National Finals.