I hope you are enjoying the sunshine, it is great for all the tournaments running outside at this time of the year.
Our U14 team led by Libby Hodgkiss supported by Lisa Head travelled to Lancashire to challenge themselves against some of the best in the country. They had a great day, played well, just missing out on a semi final position.
This week our West Yorkshire Summer League team featuring lots of U16s in this senior league stormed the game against Huddersfield All Blacks 63-13. Well done girls.
In Netball Nights our NNB team continue to develop their game in this physical senior league. They took a narrow loss 27-31 to Shooting Stars but there was lots of learning. The NNA team won 32-18 v Thundercats keeping them at the top of the league.
Huge congratulations to our coaches Anna and Maggie who have coached an amazing team at Loughborough Lightning to the Superleague Grand Final. The semi final saw Loughborough Lightning leading narrowly from the start with an eventual score of 59-50 against a strong and hungry Manchester Thunder, winning using skill and intelligence over physicality. The club is so proud of our coaches’ achievements, remember to support them on Saturday 7th July in the final against Wasps. Watch live at the Copper Box or on Sky Sports 5pm. Or take a trip to London!
Sign up for Summer Training (for U13 and above) to ensure fitness for September ready to hit the leagues running. LBU 8-10pm 12th, 19th 26th July and GSAL 7-9pm 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August. Please note that the online form for Summer training is now live on the website, follow this link: http://www.leedsathleticnetballclub.org.uk/news/summer-training
U19 ENGLAND TOUR
Safe travels and great performance to Alice Harvey who has gone on tour to Australia to play against the best in the world.
Less than one month and our 24 athletes will be on their way down under for the trip of a lifetime, training, playing 6 Games and a tournament, watching a Suncorp game and sightseeing!!!!
Senior trials are on Thursday completing our main trials this year. Good luck everyone. Well done to all athletes who have secured a place in our squads so far.
Wishing all our players injured at present a speedy recovery and hope to see you back on court in the new season. Keep in touch.
ENGLAND RANKING & WORLD CUP (netball not footy!)
Well done to england on achieving world number 2. World Cup tickets are out soon for Liverpool next year!!!
And finally, well done again to our award winners, the pictures are on last week's update. Big thanks again to Michelle. And good luck to those preparing for the NPL Tournament, we will issue a full list of our players involved when the Yorkshire Squads are announced.
Leeds Athletic Netball Club