Juniors have continued with almost all straight wins since the last update, or at least stayed unbeaten (U12B drew recently). All are at or near the top of their leagues as we get to the business end for juniors! Well done to all the players, thanks to the coaches, coach support and admin helpers!
The Junior Rolls of Honour are on the website now, on the Junior Tab. Thanks to Keely and team admin for collating this, which shows the depth of good players we have across our squads.
Our Netball Nights squad have had a couple of narrow losses, but this is great learning and development for these young u14s, who are being well supported by some of the u16 squad and Mark coaching the girls. Thanks to Hannah for her admin role here.
In other seniors:
- We lost a Premier game against New Cambell. Ruth Cockerill sustained a nasty injury to both arms and her chin. She will be out for a while, we wish her a speedy recovery and send her our love. Thanks to Anna for coaching and Becky and Lauren for admin/captain!
- we also lost a tough Northern League match to old rivals HiTech, 57-55. Our very young (mostly U16, with 3 u19 players) squad couldn't quite match the very experienced HiTech team. Thanks to Jan for her coaching, and admin!
- our Regional fixture was cancelled, so we remain unbeaten and top! Thanks to Maggie and Susie on this one
Here is a link to an exciting workshop with our very own Nat Haythornthwaite. Looks excellent. Nat will be doing this fresh after competing against Jamaica and after she has recently had a Gilbert "Nat Haythornthwaite" netball launched!! Details here: http://www.elite-netball.co.uk/events/natworkshop/
YORKSHIRE NPL SQUAD
The squad has now been selected for the U19 competition. This squad trains at Sheffield every Wednesday. The coaches are Anna, Maggie, Jan, and Alex Kirk. The following players from Leeds Athletic have been selected for this squad: Chloe S, Louise M, Hannah G, Lexy S, Georgia P, Gwyn W, Molly B, Jessie D, Laura K, Lucy B, Amy M. Well done on selection to this squad, and good luck for the season.
We have communicated with everyone affected about the changes to the coaching structure as a consequence of Kylie leaving, we will review that over the next few weeks and make any tweaks ready for the start of 2017.
FRIENDLY VS SCOTLAND
U16 had a great afternoon of netball yesterday, Scotland U17 wanted match practice to help them prepare for Netball Europe. So they brought a squad to play against our U16. Leeds won both fixtures, A team by 57-24 and B by 46-41. This was a perfect opportunity for Anna to see all the squad in action and for our athletes to get additional competition.
We have a lot of players injured, some minor and some more significant. It's a tough test of resilience and character. Best wishes for a speedy (and sustainable) recovery for everyone.
Good luck to everyone playing today, we have a number of Junior Fixtures, plus a Premier match 11:30 at Beckett. Pop along to support if you're not playing!
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