Proud day for Ribble Valley Netball club

FIRST WIN: Ribble Valley Under 10s beat Didsbury 13-0
FIRST WIN: Ribble Valley Under 10s beat Didsbury 13-0

RIBBLE Valley Netball Club had every right to be proud at the recent counties’ tournament held at Crosby, boasting the largest amount of girls selected in the three Lancashire Under 14 teams and Under 16 squad.

The day started off in very cold, wet conditions, causing the squads a lot of problems, as grip was down to a minimum.

The scores were very close for all the games against other county teams from the north west of England.

With all the Lancashire teams winning more games than they lost, it was a good day for the Red Rose county.

The Under 14s’ A team had an excellent day, winning all their games and coming away with the overall win.

And with four of the eight team members coming from Ribble Valley Netball Club, it shows that all the training they have done has paid off.

Pictured, back row, from left, are Saphina Stamford, Niamh Kay, Georgia Ashworth and Emma Layfield.

Meanwhile, the Ribble Valley Under 10s team, playing in only their third game together, had their first win at Stockport last Sunday.

Having been beaten in their two previous games quite easily, the team showed great spirit and determination to see off Didsbury 13-0.

Head coach Sara Thompson was delighted with how well the team put into practice the skills they had been worked on in training.

The Under 13s played against a Trafford side that have been, for a long time, a dominant force in the Stockport League.

The fixture has been one that the Ribble Valley team has not looked forward to, but this was not the case on Sunday as the locals won by an impressive 26-19 margin.