Deadline for U12 and Senior trials are today/this week! Please be thoughtful to athletes during this period of trials, there will always be some disappointment as well as delight, but remember everyone has set backs at some point and it is about how athletes bounce back and how parents support the athletes.
Well done to the winners at our awards evening, and to all other players who have played for us this season. Our coaches always say that it is difficult to select award winners! Huge thanks to the organisers and especially Mark and Susie who put in so much work behind the scenes, in and amongst coaching as well!
The list of club achievements for 2018/19 is impressive!
- Premier League – stayed in top division again
- Northern League – 2nd
- Senior Regional League – 1st
- West Yorkshire SuperLeague – 3rd
- West Yorkshire Summer League – 1st
- Netball Nights Summer – 1st
- Netball Nights Winter – 4th (mainly u14s/u15s)
- U9s – 4th in their league
- Hi 5 – all players took to court against older players
- U12 4th team – played up against older players
- U12 3rd team – 1st in second league promoted to first
- U12 2nd team – 3rd in WY first div
- U12 1st team – 1st in WY first div undefeated +335 goal dif
- U14s 2nd team – 1st in WY first div
- U14s 1st team – 1st in WY pre Xmas – Regionals winners undefeated +345 goal dif
- U16s 2nd team – 1st in WY first div
- U16s 1st team – 1st in WY pre xmas – Regional winners undefeated +422 goal dif
And here are our individual award winners for the 2018/19!
The U12As had a very successful weekend in Sheffield at the EIS becoming U12 Yorkshire Netball Champions. The squad was made up of 12 girls who all took to the court and played their part in the victory! They qualified for the final having won the West Yorkshire league comfortably but faced unknown competition in their 12 matches at the finals. They secured wins in their first 11 matches against teams from all over the county:-
Hi Lites 20-1; Wakefield Phoenix 16-1; Harrogate Phoenix 18-4; Huddersfield Giants 13-2; Whitecross 20-4; Allus 23-0; Reckitts 21-2; York City 17-1; Harrogate Halos 18-3; Dronfield 17-9; Wakefield Wildcats 15-3.
This meant that they went into their final match against Kingston with both teams having won all 11 of their matches, this would be the decider. The team put on an outstanding performance under pressure to win 16-8. John, their coach said, “Every player was outstanding in performance and attitude, and has been all year”. The girls were delighted to come home with the trophy following a very successful season. Well done everyone and thanks to all helpers!
WY Summer League and Netball Nights
Thanks to those who are continuing to organise and play WY summer and Netball Nights league games, it is this relentless focus on playing lots of netball that helps our players improve so that they can be their best and that helps us achieve as a club!
Reminder - ENGLAND NETBALL MEMBERSHIP
Please “check and change” your England Netball membership. The system is changing from Mynet to ENgage, follow the link below for further information.
In August/September you will need to pay your England netball membership yourself, directly to the governing body for the 2019/20 season, so it is essential your details are transferred to the new system before fees are due. The club will not be able to pay fees for you or your child, players must be paid up members to be able to play in leagues and to have insurance. Leeds Athletic fees will be paid separately TO THE CLUB directly.
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