On Saturday Leeds Athletic West Yorkshire Superleague Seniors, largely U18s, beat our toughest rivals Hi Tech 1 in a tense match scoring 53 to their 36. Thanks to Francine and Alice for coaching and playing.
Our very young U12 Team 3 superstars, who are bossing their league, this morning notched up a 36-0 v Birkenshaw Belles 2. They have a goal difference of 86 the second placed team has 16! Well done to these youngsters! No games for the other U12s this week.
At U14 the A’s continued their winning streak with a resounding win 47-10 over Yorkshire Terriers and another win against our B team 48-8. The B’s had also been beaten 26-16 by a strong Huddersfield Giants earlier in the morning. Two tough games for them, but lots of learning for our young aspiring players who just never gave up. Great stuff!
The U16s also had a local derby match A v B, the A’s coming out on top, but the B’s gaining a valuable point with their very respectable score 46-26, closer than any other team has got to the A’s so far this season. This puts the A’s top and Bs third in the league. The B’s also beat Yorkshire Terriers 39-23 in style. Well done all!
The Senior Regional team fielded two U16’s who had already played in the first U16 match, a great opportunity for Ella Whiting and Molly Dexter to gain senior match play. A close game, not one for the faint hearted, but the final outcome was a 42-40 win to Leeds Athletic over Ripon Rockets. Again thanks to one of our longtime players Kirsty Hemingway who did a great job playing and also coaching our young athletes.
In the Northern League, our young squad of sixth formers had another win at home against a strong Concord squad who never gave up – the score line was 51-39. Thanks to Jan for coaching and to parents who helped score/time!
In Prem, we travelled about the furthest we go, all the way to Winchester, to play Weston Park Blades, a very strong outfit. We only lost by a narrow 5, having been all square at half-time. Thanks to our drivers, primary carers and also player/coach Francine!
Not to be left out, our very young Sunday training group were hard at work with Anna Carter today.
Anyone interested in who is who, team sheets, match details, scores as they are reported, photos of teams, short write ups of matches, urgent messages, good will news and what’s trending should be signing up to our Facebook page. Athletes, parents and relatives can sign up, although this is a closed group.
Many of us watched it on tv, but saw lots of our members court-side lucky girls. It was a display of amazing athletes showing off unbelievable skills. Try to find some footage if you didn’t see it live. We had one of our current players, Anya Wood, playing for LBoro, and a number of our former players across various sides!
No Junior matches next week, go to watch our Senior Regional team playing at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield on Sunday 10am. An amazing building with a big viewing balcony.
We have many more athletes injured than normal for this time of year, so we wish all our injured athletes a speedy recovery and hope to see you back on court soon. Keep your coach updated.
RHINOS HALF TERM CAMPS &MINI NETBALL
Rhinos half term camps http://www.leedsrhinosnetball.co.uk/camps/
and masterclass http://www.leedsrhinosnetball.co.uk/events/masterclass-annacarter/ have been publicised, with dates across both half term weeks. Excellent additional training opportunities to help develop players. If you have friends who want to get their younger daughters into the game, then sign up for Mini Netball!
Next week just a Saturday WY Senior game, an away Northern Match and a Senior Regional at EIS on Sunday. No Prem game next week and no junior fixtures for about 3 weeks, so lots of opportunity for training and practice! Training continues over half term, no rest, although we appreciate that some people will be away.
To our athletes, Annie James and Georgia Pexton, who are at England Roses National Academy Camp next weekend.
AND FINALLY…..THANK YOU…..
A big thank you to all our volunteers, the club would not operate as smoothly without you. New this week two Grandmas sewing our Velcro on the two sets of U16 bibs thank you both. Please offer to help if you can, if someone could take on the social secretary job that would be amazing!