Concept girls avoid defeat to win Mary Finney Cup

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Local netball team, Concept, beat teams from across East Sussex to lift the the Mary Finney Cup at a netball rally held at Hampden Park last week.

This is the third year of the popular tournament, which is played in memory of Mary Finney.

Mary was a keen netball player and latterly an umpire in the Eastbourne league, who died of cancer.

Concept came up against some stiff competition but that didn’t stop them storming to the trophy victory in undefeated style, triumphing in 11 of their 12 matches and drawing the other one.

After the impressive win, Concept captain Lauren Taylor said, “It was an extremely hot day but we tried to keep our cool on the court and focus on one match at a time.

“With strong competition, we couldn’t rely on just winning our matches, we had to play as well as we could, scoring as many goals as possible, in case the result came down to goal difference.”

The team, formerly known as Rockets before adopting the name of their sponsors Concept Hairdressing, also play in the Eastbourne netball league and are aiming for the top spot in the results table next season.

This will be only the second season in the League for Concept, who finished third in Division One on their debut last year.

The league is made up of 32 teams across four divisions and attracts more than 250 ladies, making it the most popular female sport in the area.