Valley girls impress in Paris tournament

Ribble Valley's victorious Under 14s A team
Ribble Valley's victorious Under 14s A team

Ribble Valley Netball Club did themselves proud as they travelled to France for the Sports Experience International Netball Tournament.

This was the first time the club had entered the tournament, held over three days at a venue just outside Paris.

The girls were split into four teams, three Under 14 and one at Under 16.

The younger girls played three games in a mini league. The A team made it to the final of their group and managed to win the tournament overall.

The B team came third in their league - a great effort as the team was made up of Under 12 and 13s players - while the C team, made up entirely of Under 12s, also enjoyed a great tournament and learnt a lot from the trip.

The Under 16s finished third in the international cup finals, only losing to the eventual winners from Kent.

There was also a day of training with England netball coaches, before the girls headed to Disneyland.

The club would like to thank everyone who organised and helped make the trip such a great experience.

Special thanks to coaches Jane, Sara, Nikki and Lynn.