SUNDAY saw teams from across Ayrshire converge on St Matthew's Academy for the Cunningham Cup netball tournament.

The event is played annually prior to the start of the Ayrshire League next month.

There was a a good mix of teams including Kilwinning Netball Club, Ayr, St Matthews, Shortlees and Kilmarnock from the Ayrshire League.

Two Ayrshire U17 teams were also entered into the competition to give them valuable court time and development opportunities.

Other teams from Largs, Glasgow and Dundee joined them on an invitational basis - making it a more interesting day for all 16 teams involved.

Ayr 1 started off their season as they ended last season - winning the trophy with some strong and consistent performances.

One of the Ayrshire U15 players, Rachael Grant from Garnock Junior Netball Club, stepped in to help out one of the Ayrshire U17 teams and earned the most votes to be named the Most Valuable Player of the competition.

The competition was hosted this year by Kilwinning Netball Club (the Ayrshire teams take turns hosting it annually).

It ran smoothly throughout the day and was rounded off by a raffle and presentation of the trophy. Overall it was a very enjoyable day played in a supportive and competitive spirit, which will continue to help netball grow and become the number one sport for women and girls in Ayrshire.

Hosts Kilwinning Comets only lost one game, losing 5-4.

Meanwhile Kilwinning Netball Club have played and won two games in the Glasgow League.