The seniors take part in the Somerset Netball League, and the matches are full one hour games, usually played on Saturdays at various towns throughout Somerset.
For the first time in the club’s history, Gems - the first team will take part in the South West Regional League. They will play in the new Division 3 (South). It is a fantastic opportunity for both the club and the individual players who are selected for the team and the longer squad.
The Somerset senior league is split into 4 Divisions - (Premier to 3rd). Sydenham has 3 teams playing in the league, with Sapphires playing in Division 1, Rubies in Division 2 and Emeralds in Division 3.
The league also has 2 Knock-Out cup competitions. The first one open to the top 2 Divisions, and the second for the lower 2 Divisions. It is played throughout the season culminating in a Final. Teams knocked out in their first cup match will play in the Len Mills plate. Both finals will be held at the end of the season.
The club is very proud of it’s achievements during the 2016/17 season, with Gems finishing in 3rd place. Sapphires had a disappointing season finishing 8th. Rubies had a great season finishing in 5th place, and Emeralds finished in 9th position. Due to changes in the make up of the Somerset League for the coming season, all teams will play against many unknown opponents, making for an exciting competition.
21/04/17 saw the culmination of the season, with the Somerset Plate and Cup competition. Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds took part in the Plate Competition, with Rubies finishing third in the lower league tournament.
Gems then took to the court in the Final of the upper Cup against Knights from Tor NC. See report on Gems Match Report page for the outcome.