Our young Netball Nights squad had a super win on Wednesday, well done! Our WY Seniors had a good win on Saturday as well, against Bradford Premier. This puts us second in that league, not bad, ready for a strong finish for the second half of the season! And well done to our U14s travelling to a friendly today and coming away with two wins.
This week’s highlight was that three of our U12s travelled to Manchester for the regional round of a new u12 competition at the Velodrome. What superb experience and how well did these youngsters perform! All squads played well and won games and qualified for the quarter finals, including those playing up a year from our Tuesday night group! Our As made the semis and came fourth, which is great, and means they qualify for the National Finals! Well done to athletes and coaches, thanks to coaches and helpers and good luck at the next stage.
Two tough matches in Seniors today, both featuring very young and relatively inexperienced squads across Northern and Premier1. As Anna Carter said after today’s games: “rebuilding and developing the right culture at Seniors will take time, the Club is proud of the way the athletes stepped up today. Unfortunately, losing sometimes is part of the learning and development process! We can look to secure victory in the return fixtures!"
Northern league lost away to a very experienced Swifts side 58-50, so not far off, some debuts and plenty of new combinations, well done Jan! Premier1 lost by 10 away to a very experienced Grangetown side, with some debuts and again new combinations to get used to, well done Francine. Both matches were good and competitive with some awesome passages of play and promising signs. We are second in Northern league at this midpoint stage of the season. In prem, we are second from bottom with a game in hand and quite a few points scored from closer matches, so work to do and time to do it.
Lots of our players appeared in the Rhinos event this weekend, with matches for U17 and U19 against London Pulse and matchplay with the two Rhinos U15 Academies. Good luck to those in the U19 NPL opening weekend next weekend in Nottingham.
Junior matches are done for the year, as are most seniors too, so you’ll be pleased to know that there will be fewer emails this week from your respective administrators! There is just a prem match, where our squad travel to play New Cambell in Dagenham. Safe trip and good luck, always a tough venue!
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