Our West Yorkshire seniors had a fabulous win on Saturday beating Alliance 83-44, that is not a typo there were actually 127 goals scored in 60 minutes!! Once again our team featured Some SuperLeague players Francine Hall and Brie Grierson, amazing playing opportunities for our young athletes to be on court with players of this stature.
Prem (1) had a tricky encounter against Academy at Huddersfield Uni on Sunday afternoon. Academy leading all the way with a final score of 36-53.
The Northern girls faced Sheffield Concord in an unpredictable battle but pulling away in the end with a 61-44 win. A small squad of seniors but getting the job done.
In Senior Regional our team sporting five U16s had a classy win against Hallam, they were so good that the opposition coach came over to congratulate our athletes. Eventual score was 63-47.
It was a solid win for the U16 Regional Squad in the 3rd game of the Regional rounds, with a final score of 49-12 against Ripon Rockets. The girls gave a good performance, most had already taken to court this morning for WY U16s or Senior Regional.
The U16WY squad won against Shipley 32-14, a pretty impressive score line. All girls took to court in this fabulous win.
Another slightly tense start for U14 in their Regional game against Shipley, up just 7-4 after first quarter. Came back out to win a strong 2nd quarter 14-3 and kept the momentum going from there, final score 44-12. Felt a lot closer at times but a great team performance. This keeps them top of the league with a goal difference of three.
In the U14WY league there was a disappointing loss in the first match of the new league against Shipley. They started strong leading 14:6 at half time. Shipley came back in the third quarter winning 9:1 taking the score to 15:15. Shipley eventually winning 24:21.
U12(1) had a great game against Wakefield Phoenix. Last time they met the score was a win 35-8, this time they managed a 40-1 win, but still lots to learn and build on.
U12(2) had a resounding win 20-9 denying YMCA a point for not making half score. Great outing for this team placed third in the league table but only on goal difference.
A tough gig for the U12(3) this morning losing 32-13 to Birkenshaw Bells (1). They kept fighting right to the end though and still smiling, they know this year is for learning and growing, next year they will be taking control.
The high 5 team winning 21-20 against an older YMCA. The girls showed great strength and determination throughout the court. That’s two out of two for our youngest athletes.
No senior matches next week due to the regional round of school nationals held at the EIS. U14 and U16 on Saturday and U19 on Sunday. Go along to spectate it’s free to watch, see what school nationals is all about. Eight teams per age group a winner and runner up from each county round. Lots of our girls will be in action, wishing good luck to them all.
There will be a Disney meeting at GSAL at 7pm on Thursday 23rd January.
AUSTRALIA 2021 TOUR
Yes it’s happening our second tour to the Gold Coast in Auz for U20s. Come along to hear what it’s all about on 6th February 7.15pm in the drama studio GSAL, it is the trip of a lifetime. Last time the girls entered an Australian netball tournament, surfed at surfers paradise, climbed the Sidney harbour bridge, had technical and tactical sessions with highly qualified Australian coaches, self massage instruction at the Australian Institute of sport, had a speed boat ride, went sightseeing on bicycles and of course loads of netball matches in unbelievable venues.
UNDERSHORTS AND DRESSES
Please take a look at your dress and under short length. Consider the movements made when playing it is really unbecoming when these items of clothing are too small. Longer length dresses are available from Kukri for our taller girls.
Please continue to ask your friends and colleagues if they are interested in becoming a qualified umpire? Leeds Athletic are keen to finance and support new umpires. Please get in touch with Susie Stead.
Leeds Athletic Netball Club