Paulton in a shoot out

On Saturday afternoon Paulton Rovers Netball Club held a sponsored shoot-out competition and fun day.

The event involved all players trying to score as many goals as possible within two minutes, with prizes going to the highest scorers.

The rain did not dampen spirits and the whole event was moved indoors to the village hall where the turnout and support from the local community was fantastic.

For spectators there were many fun side stalls to try such as beat the goalie competition, raffle, tombola, lucky dip, cake stalls, refreshments and the trash or treasure game and many more.

Friends and family were encouraged to have a go at the shoot-out for a small fee of 50p and the competition was fierce.

Congratulations go to Cheryl Wiltshire, Amelia Darlow and Rebecca Shakespeare for winning the shoot- out in their categories,

The club very proudly wore their brand new kit for the first time and invited all sponsors, MA Cloe Builders, Ford Fuels and RJ Lynch Construction to say a huge thank you and show them how well their funds had been spent.

The kit was supplied by Primate8 of Bristol and the club would like to extend their thanks for their friendly, prompt and efficient service.

After the shoot-out the teams moved outdoors to play a fun netball match with juniors and seniors playing together.

Paulton Rovers Netball Club is raising funds to put in new floodlights at Paulton Memorial Park so that the club can train safely in the dark winter months and keep their sport in the village.

The target for the sponsored event and fun day was £300, although an incredible sum of £400 was raised purely from the sidestalls without any sponsor money even being handed in.

The club still has a long way to go yet to raise the £4,000 needed for the lighting.

It was a hugely successful day that most importantly was fun and a massive first step forward towards the overall target.

Thanks go to the parish council for its help and support and to all the sponsors and everyone who helped and supported on the day.

The club has plenty of other events planned so look out for the ’70s/’80s/’90s disco at Paulton Rovers on October 6, carol singing at Tesco and Somerfield and the popular Xmas fayre.

The club hope to reach their target by the end of March next year.

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