Well, our awesome U16s had a rollercoaster day on the first day of National Clubs Netball Finals, the pinnacle of junior netball, closing the day having secured a brilliant top six placing and all to play for the next day. The opposition were Oldham, Turnford, Bury, Charnwood Rutland and Eagles nothing was going to be easy. The girls put out amazing performances on Sunday, better than the previous day, losing only by two in both morning matches against very stiff opposition. Final standing 6th best club team in the country. Congratulations girls. Many thanks to lead coach Maggie Birkinshaw, supported by Susie Stead and Libby Hodgkiss, Admin Rachel Train, all parent helpers, and Georgia Pexton joining to lend her experience for day 2 - a true team effort that the Club is proud of! Fabulous experience for the girls with memories to last a life time.
In other performances this weekend:
Massive congratulations to LANC U12A who became West Yorkshire League Champions by beating Wakefield Wildcats by 36-11 in the last game of the season. Well done girls what an amazing season, into the serious preparation now for the Regional Tournament, the pinnacle of competition at this age group.
Hi five U11s lost to 6-10 to Terrier Tots 1 a brilliant game despite the score. U12 LANC D lost to Wakefield Phoenix in a close game 5-7 brilliant for our youngest players in this age group. Our U14B West Yorkshire squad lost to YMCA 30-23 in a hard fought battle. OurU16B West Yorkshire team should have played two games supported by some talented U14s as numbers were low due to players involved in Nationals. The first match was cancelled so the team went out for breakfast-great idea guys. The second match against YMCA resulted in a win 28-23 excellent result girls it must have been the Weetabix!!
Slight changes to our trials dates previously mentioned, including an additional session for the U14s. Trial information and background, especially for those new to the Club, is in the handbook on the website. All trials will be at Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, Netball Arena.
U 14 - Thursday 7th June trial one 8pm-10pm
U16 - Thursday 14th June 8pm-10pm
U14 - Thursday 21st June trial two 8pm-10pm
Seniors - Thursday 28th June 8pm-10pm
U12 - Sunday 1 July 9am-12noon
All trialists will need to apply online, even existing members, so that we capture up to date an accurate data, and in line with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The closing date will be 4 days before the trial date. Late trials will be the exception, as will alternative trial dates. We have endeavoured to organise these dates around exams, tournaments etc, so that the maximum number of people can attend without any issue. If you have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
With the success of summer training last year throughout July and August, sessions will be running again for U13 and above Thursdays 8-10pm at Leeds Beckett University. The online application for this will be available soon.
Just confirming the details of the first Leeds Athletic Umpiring course which is recognised by England Netball. The course does not stand alone, to qualify as a C award umpire participants are expected to practise umpiring and arrange to be tested.
Course date 24th June.
Venue Gateways school.
Tutor Elaine Douris.
Please book early with email@example.com to avoid disappointment, as there is a limit on places.
Go to watch live on bank holiday weekend Loughborough Lightning host Team Northumbria 5th May at 6pm. See Commonwealth games stars Beth Cobden and Stirling in action. Or watch live on Sky Sports Bath v Severn Stars 7pm on 7th May 5pm. Look out for current and past Leeds Athletic players Jess Shaw, Rachel Shaw and Imogen Allison playing for Bath.
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