Clitheroe Royal Grammar School’s Under 15 and 16 netball squads were both crowned Lancashire champions at Stanley Park.
This is the same tournament that the Year 8 team won last year, and so both teams had a lot to live up to!
The Under 15s played some fantastic netball right from the starting whistle of their first game, and were able to get into their rhythm straight immediately.
Some fantastic individual performances saw them win their first three matches convincingly.
After drawing their fourth game, they went into their final game needing a victory to ensure taking the overall title.
The team played exceptionally well, but the opposition also needed a win, making the game hotly-contested.
The match finished in a draw and the winners would be decided on goals.
Luckily, the exceptional start that the team made in the competition meant that they became Lancashire champions on goal difference!
The Under 16 team were desperate for a victory, as this was the final chance for them to take the county title before leaving the Main School.
This team have been local champions all the way through their school career and have come close to a Lancashire victory on many previous occasions, but have always been narrowly beaten.
This had to be their year!
As always the team played some terrific netball, and, going into their final game of the day, had not dropped a point.
The drop out of another school meant the Under 16s had over an hour’s break before their final game, and the team found it hard to regain their rhythm.
In the end they were beaten in this last match, but their previous wins made this inconsequential.
After many years of near misses, the team were finally crowned Lancashire champions!
All of the players involved on the day were a credit to the school and should be proud of their achievements.