NETBALL: Rookies under 16s end season on a high with Fenland Youth Tournament win

PUBLISHED: 15:02 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:02 04 July 2017

The Fenland Youth Tournament winning Rookies Under 16s side.

The Fenland Youth Tournament winning Rookies Under 16s side.

Archant

There has been double cause for celebration for a side of young netball stars in recent weeks.

Rookies Under 16s: Back row (l-r): Amy Carter, Erika Webb, Emma Linnett, Izzy Talbot, Tegan Eggleton, Cloudia Edinburgh & Libby Bingham (from U14s). Front row (l-r): Adriana Fan, Ellie Payne-English, Georgia Bingham, Ellie White and Jess Slack.Rookies Under 16s: Back row (l-r): Amy Carter, Erika Webb, Emma Linnett, Izzy Talbot, Tegan Eggleton, Cloudia Edinburgh & Libby Bingham (from U14s). Front row (l-r): Adriana Fan, Ellie Payne-English, Georgia Bingham, Ellie White and Jess Slack.

The Rookies under 16 squad followed up their fine league campaign by fighting off competition from other local sides to lift the Fenland Youth Tournament title last weekend.

The Wisbech-based youngsters finished their league season in second place – losing just one match to the division’s title winners – before clinching the regional trophy on July 2.

The side’s coach, Andrea Eggleton, said: “I am really proud of the girls. They are really committed to training every week and all 12 of them have played their part in this achievement as it has been a long season with lots of matches.”

The Rookies train every Monday from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech. Sessions are £3.

For more information, contact Andrea on andrea@wisbechnetballleague.co.uk or call 01945 587802.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Wisbech Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Wisbech Standard