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Under 12’s regional Tournament, Sheffield EIS, June 9th 2013

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At 10am at Sheffield EIS matches began for the Allus under 12 team, firstly playing newly formed team Malton. After taking a little time to settle Allus began to get into a flow of catching and releasing the ball into space to one another. Mia Cunliffe and Lucy Norton equally shared the shooting responsibility catapulting Allus to a 4-1 lead at half time. Growing in confidence, it was much of the same from Allus in the second half starting the tournament with a promising 8-3 win.

The second game was to prove a little more challenging as Allus faced Leeds Athletic- a team renowned in Yorkshire for their strong netball ability. However, Allus rose to the challenge and with an excellent defensive effort through court, led by centre Evie Moy and wing defence Kayla Herbert, Allus kept themselves in the game going goal for goal with the determined Leeds side. At the half-time break Evie Edwards was injected into the game having immediate impact putting pressure onto the quick wing attack. A few lofted passes strayed for Allus in the attacking end resulting in the first loss of the day 10-6 to Leeds Athletic.

The next adversary proved familiar to the team as they faced fellow Humberside team Wilberforce. From the outset a great defensive effort from Reanna Wardill and captain Laura Kelly gained turnover ball for the attack to capitalise upon which wing attack Erin McCabe took full advantage of feeding the shooters with style. At half time Megan Ratcliffe was introduced at goal defence to introduce some more energy into the defence circle, to which she worked tirelessly against a nippy goal attack. Allus walked away from their third match with an 11-0 win.

With heads held high the Allus girls walked into their fourth match against Hi-Lites. Hi-Lites were strong on attack bursting out to a one goal lead in the opening seconds. However, Allus fought back and from the backline to the attacking circle, fluid passing and moving was a delight to behold. This attacking prowess was a direct resultant of excellent centre passes orchestrated by Ella Parker who used her space to direct the play to the circle. Fighting tooth and nail Allus came out on top with a 10-7 win heading into the fifth and final round before playoffs.

Yorkshire Terriers were the final hurdle to second place in the table. Expectations were high of the Allus side after a full day of excellent performances. However, despite Allus’ efforts the play was not clicking the way it had before. After regrouping at half-time and introducing fresh legs it was time for Allus to battle back. Luckily a penalty was given to Allus at the end of the half allowing  a 6-6 draw leaving table positions to goal average.

After coming second on the table it was time to come up against a feisty but familiar chevrons side. With what can only be described as Allus’ best performance of the day, both teams headed into the half-time break on a 2-2 draw. It was all left to the final 7 minutes to decide who would take the game. Despite valiant efforts from every single player on this occasion Chevrons managed to squeeze out to a 7-3 lead at the final whistle.

The battle for 3rd and 4th was hotly contested between Ripon Rockets and Allus. All 14 players on court set out with purpose, however a series of passing errors meant that Allus were 4-1 down after the first half. With 7 minutes to go and heads held high Allus returned to the court contesting every ball and working at full capacity. Unfortunately it was too little too late in this game even with each player putting in 150% resulting in an 8-3 loss. This left Allus with the accolade of 4th place within Yorkshire, a title they should be proud of after such a brilliant day. Thank you to all the players for being so wonderful to watch and the support of all of the parents on the day.

U12 Regional 9 JUne 2013


Allus vs Malton 8-3 WON
Allus vs Leeds Athletic 10-6 LOST
Allus vs Wilberforce 11-0 WON
Allus vs Hi-Lites 10-7 WON
Allus vs Yorkshire Terriers 6-6 DRAW
Allus vs Chevrons 7-3 LOST
Allus vs Ripon Rockets 8-3 LOST

Squad: Laura Kelly (captain), Evie Moy, Evie Edwards, Lucy Norton, Mia Cunliffe, Megan Ratcliffe, Erin McCabe, Reanna Wardill, Ella Parker & Kayla Herbert

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Helen and Charlotte at the “Goalden Globes”

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Helen and Charlotte at the Goalden Globes

Goalden globe Allus2

This year Helen Smith (coach) and Charlotte Moy (U16 Captain) have won a Goalden Globe for Humberside County and are now nominated for the Yorkshire Awards. The Goalden Globes are awards from England Netball for exceptional volunteers who dedicate time and effort for the good of netball.

Helen, county coach for Humberside County, has been nominated for the Grassroots coach award for her contribution to Allus since its initial establishment in 2010- helping the club develop from a senior team and 3 junior players to a 100 player strong club. In addition to this Helen has been recognised for her colossal support for the Humberside County Netball Association Talent Programme- supporting the growth of 2 development academies for year 5-7 girls amongst leading the coaching programme for the County Academy and much more.

Charlotte, who has been with Allus from its infancy, has been nominated for the Young Volunteer Award for her outstanding contribution to netball within Allus and Beverley Longcroft School. Charlotte spends an awful lot of time writing match reports, organising umpires, captaining the U16’s inferno team and helping with the coaching of younger players. In an ever expanding club, she has been vital in the success of the day-to-day running of  Allus.

The Yorkshire Regional Goalden Globes dinner and award presentation is due to take place on Friday 12th of July at the Holiday Inn in Garforth. We wish them both the best at this presentation and cannot think of anyone more deserving for these accolades!

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Under 16’s League 7 Whitewash

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U16’s League 7 Whitewash

This year for the first time a second team was entered into the Humberside County Netball Association Open-age League- this time in the form of Allus’ under 16’s. The girls were entered into the league in the bottom division as Allus 2 and came up against the likes of Goole, Wilberforce and Reckitts’ senior teams. All girls had the opportunity to play in the league, showing the depth and breadth of our Under 16’s squad at Allus.

From the outset it was clear that Allus’ prowess, teamwork and high work ethic were what set them apart from other teams – the only thing lacking was belief!

However, as the league progressed and the goal margins became larger, there was a resounding air of confidence in the Allus camp.

The final game of the league came against Reckitts, who the team fought unrelentingly against to win. This victory gave Allus a clean sheet, unbeaten throughout the season. As a result Allus 2 will be promoted into division 6 in the winter season of 2013.

Well done girls!!

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