Netballers win in Paris!

Ribble Valley Netball Club in Paris
Ribble Valley Netball Club in Paris

Ribble Valley Netball Club headed to the annual Paris international netball tournament in force with over 90 players, coaches, parents and volunteers.

The first day saw each team play games to sort out which division they would be in on the final day, before the players had coaching sessions the following morning with some of the England U21 players, including Natalie Haythornthwaite, who started her career at Ribble Valley.

The afternoon was spent at Disneyland, before finals day.

The Under 16s finished second, but the Under 14s went one better and won the tournament with a 100% record.

The Under 13s, playing at Under 14 level, finished in fourth place.

All the other teams from Ribble Valley all placed well in their respective groups.

The youngest team, made up of players from age seven to 10, had a fantastic trip.

With no age group for them to play in, the England players split them into two teams and played a few friendly games, which the girls really enjoyed.

The tournament ended with a presentation evening at Disneyland.

Meanwhile, the Under 8s started the tournament season off with a short trip to Chorley, winning their age group in their first-ever competition together.

Other Ribble Valley teams also entered and had great results, with all of them recording wins during the day.