Ribble Valley’s pride in county call-ups

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RIBBLE Valley Netball Club have every right to be proud of themselves after providing 17 of the 30-strong squad following recent trials for the Lancashire District Under 14s.

And that number included three girls who are still available to play as Under 11s.

The chosen girls will have a winter of intensive training before a series of county tournaments next year.

The Under 16s also had a good day on their trials with four of the 12 girls needed coming from RVNC.

This sort of achievment has come from a great deal of commitment from the players, coaches, parents, guardians, family and friends and is much appreciated by the club.

Meanwhile, the under 12s had another superb game last Sunday against a very good Oldham team.

Having to start the game with only six players, the locals held a superb 6-1 lead after the first quarter, before going to a full allocation and going on to win comfortably, 15-5 win with all the girls playing some superb netball.

• LOCAL childrens’ football clubs are being given a chance to shine and show their skills before the new season begins, at the first ever Ribble Valley Football Festival.

The tournament is being held on Sunday, August 26th at St Augustine’s RC High School in Billington, with any local football teams between the age of under eights to Under 13s invited to participate.

Morning and afternoon sessions will split the tournament up, with Under eights, 10s and 12s playing before midday and Under nines, 11s and 13s kicking-off after noon.

The format of the tournament varies based on age group, from Under eights through to Under 11s tournament will be playing seven-a-side, Under 12s will be involved in nine-a-side, and Under 13s in full-size 11-a-side matches.

Trophies will be presented to the winners, and further details are available to download from www.sarchs.com or Richard Bradley (07872029702) or Andy Rimmer (07764600654).