Mixed results today. Premier lost narrowly and are now in the playoffs to stay in Premier 1, good luck to the team for the play offs. U12A lost narrowly to Wildcats. Big well done to our talented young HiFive teams who won both their matches! Our WY senior team also won on Saturday, and keep their second place slot.
NORTHERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Yesterday's win against Grangetown means that our Northern League team are champions, huge congratulations to the squad and well done to Jan the coach. This is a really strong league and so the team have done well.
SENIOR REGIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Today's win against Sheffield Hallam means that we are also Senior Regional Champions, again very big achievement especially since a big part of our squad has been U16. Thanks and well done to Maggie for coaching and to Susie for admin. Thanks also to the senior players who have supported the youngsters during the season.
PLANNING AHEAD FOR NEXT SEASON
We are in the process of planning ahead for next season, eg looking at how many teams in each age group, training times/groupings, coaching capacity, trial dates etc. There is lots of very very positive stuff happening at the club for lots of our players, but we also know that we haven't got everything right for everyone all of the time. From what I hear, I think this is true of most netball clubs, not least because of how they are so reliant on volunteers. May sound like a broken record, but if you can get involved and help, please do.....eg admin, coaching, umpiring etc.
We are always keen to make improvements to the club, both on and off court, so will be talking and listening to people's feedback in the coming weeks. Please feed your ideas in, but also please be prepared to help deliver an idea if you have one!!! We are looking to go for CAPS gold next season and run at least the same number of teams (potentially more).
TRAINING FOR REST OF THIS SEASON
Northern, Premier and Senior Regional Leagues have concluded, but WY senior and age groups continue, with U14A and U16 preparing for nationals. Be great if seniors can continue to train to help U16 preparation on a Thursday. Younger age groups have tournaments to prepare for and continue to play Netball Nights. So, for now the plan is:
- Training as normal Thursday through until the last session on 28 April, other than U12 have a break at Easter on 7 April and u16/seniors have a break on 21 April.
We will keep this under review in terms of numbers at each session, coach availability and viability of each session. Any specific training for age groups will be communicated separately. Helena will communicate with U11 about their Sunday morning sessions.
To all our players representing their schools in National Schools Netball on Saturday 19 March in Brighton. Good luck to all the Yorkshire Schools playing there.
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