As the current generation of England’s Commonwealth Games-winning netball players garner all sorts of praise and promise, Leeds Athletic Netball Club meanwhile sees a mixture of the sport’s past and future stars all aiming to reach new heights.
It’s the final countdown … my penultimate Yorkshire Evening Post column! Just two more games to go and this time next week I will be kicking my heels and getting in some much-needed rest and rehabilitation after a physically and mentally bruising 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season.
Again we came within minutes of our first win of the Vitality Netball Superleague season on Saturday but –characteristically – couldn’t hold on to claim victory against Team Northumbria in our final home game of the year.
After their heartbreaking last minute defeat on Saturday, Yorkshire Jets faced the toughest possible test 48 hours later with a Vitality Netball Superleague trip to table-toppers Hertfordshire Mavericks.
Would you believe me if I told you that we did it again? Round 9 of the Vitality Netball Superleague saw Yorkshire Jets defeated in quite spectacular fashion for the ninth straight game at my old stomping ground and against my old franchise, Team Bath.
I attended the Leeds Sports Awards at the The New Dock Hall, Clarence Dock last week and I was lucky enough to be seated in between Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott and the club’s captain Danny McGuire.
Six games, no wins and no points. This is the harsh reality of where we find ourselves at the end of Round 6 and if I am being completely honest – not again, I hear you all shout! – Monday night’s performance and the result made me want to cry.