Great performances this week from our Netball Nights teams, with wins for both playing at the same time outside at Mount St Marys. NNB beat Leeds Tigers 32-18 and NNA played a friendly against Farsley, but still won the points from Shooting Stars who could not field a team. The West Yorkshire Summer League were outstanding beating a strong, tall Harrogate Phoenix 56 to 30. Great to see different players each week, playing together like any regular team, with experienced senior players supporting the juniors.
END OF SEASON AWARDS
Nominations for awards are coming in from the coaches. Make sure you have got your tickets it could be you or your child getting that trophy. See team admins for tickets payment can be made by BACS.
U14 trials are starting this Thursday 7th June and also on 21st June. If you are U12, U16 or Senior remember to complete your application form the closing date is coming up fast and we don’t want to you miss out, late trials will be an exception! All trials are at Beckett and 8-10pm unless otherwise noted.
- U14 - 7th and 21st June
- U16 - 14th June
- U12 - 1st July 9am-12pm
- Seniors-5th July
All ages U13 and above are invited to summer training on Thursdays as follows-
- July 12th, 19th, 26th at Leeds Beckett 8-10pm
- August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th at The Grammar School at Leeds 7-9pm.
Cost £40 for four or less sessions £60 for five or more sessions. These sessions will be covered by a range of coaches. An online registration form will be available soon.
The first Leeds Athletic Umpiring course is full and all set for the 24th June. It has been popular because we can plan to avoid matches and find a local venue. Get in touch with Susie Stead if you are interested in future umpiring courses.
LEEDS ATHLETIC IN THE NEWS
Not sure we included this in an update when it was in the YEP, so here is a recent article, especially for those of you who don’t follow social media. https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/netball/leeds-club-unearthing-the-next-generation-of-netball-superstars-1-9164999
The Superleague is hotting up but no matches in our extended area this week. No televised matches until 11th June. Try looking on Sky mix (121) for Australian and NZ netball. Some of our players have still been appearing in NSL matches, and pathway matches, so well done to them. Another well done to Anna and Maggie with another good win for Lightning at the weekend against a strong Severn Stars. Great to see so many of our players travelling to watch NSL matches, eg Manchester Live, as it is such a good way to learn. Here is a recent article about the growth of netball and NSL, for anyone who hasn’t already seen it.https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2018/05/22/premier-league-football-clubs-could-hold-key-netballs-future/
Please can all team admins let Sian Priestly have requirements to refill the team bag first aid kits as soon as possible in preparation for next season.