Adam Turner's round up of the Blitz tournament.
"On Saturday 21st October seven teams descended on Hallamshire to play in the first S&D Blitz cup. With each team bringing ten players it was going to be an action-packed day. From the word go the atmosphere was lively and the support for each team was amazing. Each match was eight minutes long with the total amount of points scored for the team deciding the winning team. It was clear from the outset Sheffield Hallam University had a strong team and were looking a strong bet for the final. The other teams had a great mix of players new to the game, juniors and seasoned team players which was nice to see them all playing together helping one another. From the first-round matches Abbeydale, Hallam and Barnsley progressed with Fulwood, Medics and Woodfield moving into the plate. After the Semi Finals Abbeydale and Hallam moved into the final and with a packed-out crowd and rowdy students cheering Hallam on managed to propel them to victory by a mere few points.
It was a fabulous final to finish a great day and lots of players stayed down to have a drink socialising afterwards, hopefully we can do another similar event next year.
I would just like to thank all the captains and players for making the effort to attend and organise teams I know myself and the S&D League appreciate it."