Performance There were thirteen matches for our teams this week!
Prem lost away at Tameside who fielded some strong England Roses, a great performance all round from our girls and most of the match closely contested. Northern are still unbeaten they took the win against HiTec 54-45. Senior Regional had a battle against top of the league Hallam and won 46-37, coming back from being a few down. In the West Yorkshire Super League on Saturday it was a win for our seniors 54-39 against Wakefield Wildcats even our umpire sent an e mail to say how much she had enjoyed the game, well done girls.
U16s and U14s continued on their road to nationals with wins against Kingston 70-14 and Wakefield Wildcats 33-24 respectively. The U16 West Yorkshire squad had two matches and two wins Huddersfield Giants 37-6 and Rothwell 41-18 whilst the U14 West Yorkshire squad beat Huddersfield Giants 2 by 21 goals. U12 LANC C made an excellent effort against our U12 LANC A losing the battle but learning lots. Well done both teams. U12 LANC B were victors playing Wakefield Wildcats. U12 LANC D had an amazing score winning 29-2 v Twinkles. The Netball Night’s team won 36-20 on Wednesday against Leeds Medics and are currently top of that league with two games to go.
The number of very young athletes we have playing on a Sunday morning is increasing, and they love it! Thanks to Mark and Becky for their coaching.Make a request to join our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter, to get all the results and teams hot off the press and keep up to date with club information.
Representation In addition to club matches we had Leeds Athletic athletes Alice, Laura, Charlotte, Nat, Gwyn, Lexi, Maisie, Annie, Chloe, Hannah and Louise representing Yorkshire, Loughborough and Wasps at the NPL U19 opening weekend on Saturday.
Support Yorkshire NPL Come and support some of our athletes in the U19 NPL: Yorkshire Vs Mavericks Saturday 10th February Huddersfield University Cost: £5, concessions (U11’s & Senior citizens) £2 on the door. Main match starts at 2:30pm (doors open at 12noon – youth & U17 academy warm up games before main event)
Good luck Wishing the very best of luck to all Leeds Athletic past and present players (on selection for the Commonwealth Games Squad) and coaches involved in the Vitality Superleague opening matches starting next weekend. We have representations in the Loughborough Lightening, Wasps, Team Bath and Team Northumbria. Go along to watch the nearest venues on Saturday 10th February at Loughborough and Northumbria both at home 6pm start or watch Wasps v Surrey Storm on Sky Sports at 7pm. http://www.netballsl.com/competition/fixtures/
Social Media The U14s and U16s were given advice and documents to promote discussion about the use of social media with their families two weeks ago. The forms need to be signed by players and parents then returned at training this week at the latest please.
Training All squads are training at normal times and venues. Seniors will be playing a match against Leeds Beckett University warm up 8pm start time 8.15pm.
Spectating Information about the 2019 World Cup being held in Liverpool, has become available this week. Sign up to receive ticket release information early, complete the questionnaire to have a chance to win tickets or an England Roses dress. https://www.nwc2019.co.uk/register/
Looking ahead The fixture calendar is a bit quieter for a few weeks, as the half term holidays are here. Only WY Senior and Prem next weekend. Let’s see if we can get some support for our home prem match, Sunday 11 Feb at 12:30pm at Beckett. We have no Northern and Senior Regional for a few weeks and hardly any Junior matches. And, excitement is growing about the Leeds Athletic Australia tour in August. Kit will be available to order this month. Anyone who has contacts in the business world who may be potential sponsors of this trip please contact Mariana.
Don't forget If we have any parents who are up for learning to umpire or coach, let us know!