Exciting times for netball club

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Tyldesley netball club are riding high on success.

This season has been one of their most successful with each of their nine senior teams playing some of their best netball, their junior sides competing in many tournaments across the North West, newly qualified coaches and three of their players achieving success on talent pathways.

Head coach, Emma Toone said: “We are so proud of all our teams this season.

“Yet again we have been successful in the Bolton and District League with Bolts in their first adult season becoming champions and Fusion third in sixth division.

“Lightning were second in fifth division, Storm sixth and Tornadoes champions in the fourth division.

“Hurricanes were second in the third division and finally Ladies, Thunder and Tigers ninth, seventh and fourth respectively in the first division.

“Junior teams have competed in the GM County league – a competition for the best eight junior teams in the county, North West tournaments and the Bury league, with many of the players looking to impress with County trials in September. The club is now hoping to recruit new players and coaches for the season ahead and is welcoming all age groups to open trials in September.

“We are particularly interested in recruiting players in the primary age group years 2-6 to create new teams. We see that youth development is the key to our success – the earlier we can introduce sport to children the better.”

Chris Blundell is the head coach of the young age group and is welcoming players to attend the first training session Monday, September 8 5.30-7pm (free the first session and £3.50 weekly after that).

Players can just turn up and join in on the first few weeks. Chris said: “If they like our sport then fantastic. We try and make our sessions fun, active and engaging and we know we get results!”

The club also wants to encourage more women to play netball by opening up their Monday night sessions to new players.

Two sessions are on offer – ‘back2netball’ for beginners or those returning after having a baby, and ‘Netball Now’ for existing players who want to play an hour of matches to improve fitness and skill or join one of our teams. All ability levels and experience are welcome.

Sam Poole, head coach for this session said: “I would encourage anyone who has experience playing netball to some along and improve their fitness using this session.

“It’s ideal. I would rather play netball than go to the gym!

“The session is £3 and is 8.30-9.30pm at Leigh Sports Village and players can just turn up – no commitment! For ladies who need to ease themselves into the sport then the Back2netball session would be ideal. Same time, same place, same cost!”

Both sessions start on September 8. For more information on the club, visit www.tyldesleynetball.co.uk or follow them on Facebook or twitter @tyldesleync.