Our fantastic U16A had a great start to their #RoadToNationals campaign with a 57-19 victory over Wakefield Wildcats last week and another against Allus 77-13 this week. In their first two rounds, the U14A superstars had a big win 59-11 v Harrogate Halos and a solid 39-11 win over YMCA. Keep it up girls, well done.
Prem had a rearranged match to play last week with Premier Romans coming out with a great result in our favour 63-42. Prem beat Tameside yesterday by just 4 to secure some much needed points on the table. Northern played twice since Christmas, losing 65-56 v Riverside and beating Brigg Blades 55-38. Our squads in Prem and Northern include a mass of Leeds Athletic players who have come through the ranks, still at school and playing serious senior netball with some opponents often Superleague and national standard. WY Seniors had a good win on Saturday 42-27 against HiTech2 with an inexperienced side and some U16 debuts, well done! Our Senior Regional side lost to a very experienced Hallam, but great tests for our young athletes. Our young Netball Nights squad lost their game last week, but lots of learning playing against seniors.
The biggest shout out this week goes to our young HiFive players. Last week they had their last session before their first league match, combined with an information session about HiFive with Mark. This week many girls took to the court for their first Leeds Athletic match. How exciting! This is how they did Hi5(1) lost to Wakefield Phoenix 9-4, HI5(2) lost to YMCA (2) 4-16.
In other WY Junior matches, the U12A played our U12B always a tough call 34-1 the score line to the A’s. U12(3) team had a close match and just lost out 10-12 to Phoenix. Our match reporter for the U14B declared a fantastic match putting in enormous effort resulting in a comfortable win 35-9 against Yorkshire Terriers. The U16B had a close, thrilling match against YMCA and came out with a win 28-25 perseverance and teamwork being key in this first round of the West Yorkshire League second phase.
This weekend we had lots of fixtures being played across the club, meaning in excess of 100 athletes taking part, which is fantastic. Lots of work goes into the background to make all this happen, so it is great to have some new helpers on board supporting the younger teams now that they are playing matches. Thanks everyone.
Please can we remind all club members and supporters, that permission to take photos or videos which include our opponents, has to be requested in advance through the league to the opposition in advance. Please contact Susie Stead one week in advance to make this request. We do not want to lose points or place the club in disrepute for the sake of not asking the question.
Rhinos NPL matches are coming up as a good spectating opportunity, watch this space, and likewise Netball Europe is being held at Huddersfield in March so another good opportunity being advertised on social media.