On Wednesday 13th February, Ryedale hosted the U15 Scarborough and Ryedale District Netball Tournament. The A team were undefeated, winning every match to become District Champions. The B team also showed great determination and came a very respectable 5th overall, out of 8 teams.
The first match was against St Augustine’s and after a nervous start the team began to pick up the pace to achieve a win of 12-1. Next was Lady Lumley’s and with some tight defence and great interceptions (WD) Erin Smith/Grace Langton White we were the winners with a score 14-1. Our next team to play was Pindar, the team played some fantastic high pace netball with attacking players (C Abby Ryder and WA Fran Cuming/Georgie Eve) working hard so the ball was able to move through court to the shooters (GA) Izzie Mayfield and (GS) Jasmine Graham who scored a high total of 21 goals in the match to win 21-4.
The match against Malton was our closest and we only won 5-4. Whitby was our next opponent and with the score 2-1 at the end of the first half we managed to pull away and win the match 11-1. In our next match we played Scarborough College and with the in-circle defenders (GK) Cally Cussons and (GD) Isla Mcclanachan applying the pressure to gain possession we were able to come away with the ball and the shooters scored some amazing shots to take the game with a well deserved 9-3 win. This meant that we needed to win our last match to become the tournament winners, we had a well contested match against the Ryedale B team and won 10-6.
Overall a great performance from everyone on the team to secure the district trophy, and a big thank you to Miss Middleton for organising the tournament!
Captain – Cally Cussons