Sheffield Concord Netball 1st Team secured promotion to the Northern League at playoffs on Sunday 21st May. The squad faced two tough games against North Eastern sides Grangetown and Gateshead Stadium. The move upwards came down to a nail-biting weighing up of goal averages.
Photo left to right: Alice Winch, Hannah Bolderson, Katie Coates, Lucy Crowley, Jess Vaughan, Emily Green, Aleksandra Karpinska, Roanne Minshull (C). Also played: Laura Hughes, Sara Akhavan-Hezaveh, Milly Morritt.
We held our annual presentation night at Tapton Hall on Friday 12th May. Over 150 parents, players and friends attended where individual trophies were awarded to all junior members and the 24 major awards were presented by Kylie Paynter our guest for the night. Kylie has represented Wales at netball and played for the Yorkshire Jets super league team.
A meal was enjoyed by all and a jive dancing session concluded the night. Congratulations to everyone who has played for Sheffield Concord netball club this year and to the trophy winners.
The first team finished the season in fantastic style by gaining promotion to the Northern League through the play-off finals last Sunday the 21st of May. This is a great achievement for the club.
The club are holding open trials for senior player who wish to compete in this prestigious league, on Thursday the 15th of June from 7pm till 9pm at the EIS
Sheffield Concord finish top of the table in the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Senior League ending their season with a mighty win against Leeds Athletic.
The Sheffield outfit were on form for their final match of the season at the English Institute of Sport on Sunday 2nd April. With a convincing 70-42 win against the Leeds side they end their season as league champions.
The match began with unforced errors from both sides in the early minutes but Concord was first to settle. Vicky Greensill impressed with key intercepts, bringing the ball out of Concord’s defensive end along with centre Alice Winch whose court craft and tenacity outwitted the Leeds centre court.
Clear communication from keeper Lucy Crowley and Hannah Bolderson’s relentless defensive pressure began to force errors from the Leeds attackers, and the pair combined with Greensill to capitalise on any missed shots or wayward passes.
Katie Coates proved a formidable opponent with her accurate circle feeds, decisive movement from centre pass and long balls into shooter Roanne Minshull. The Leeds defence were quick to react to this and soon made a change to their line up in an attempt to supress Minshull’s goal rush. But, Molly Sandhu’s circle drives and clever play continued to fluster the defensive duo. By half time Concord’s lead had opened up to 11 goals.
Early turnovers by Leeds in the third quarter and accuracy from their shooters saw the goal margin begin to narrow. But Aleksandra Karpinska, entering the game at Goal Keeper, soon responded by shutting down the movement of the shooters and snatched flying intercepts that Winch and Bolderson worked down court for their shooters to convert.
Laura Hughes, proving too quick for her wing defence, linked well with Sandhu in attack who continued to slot long shots in from range, taking full advantage of the space opened up as the Leeds defenders tried to double up on Minshull.
The momentum stayed with Concord into the final quarter as Leeds fell foul of the umpires whistle. With no answer to Minshull’s dominance and clinical shooting, which earnt the captain Player of the Match, the Sheffield team extended their lead by a further 16 goals.
The squad now go forward to the play-offs to compete in the Northern League next season.
Picture shows the U12 squad who played on Saturday 11th June in the Yorkshire competition at the EIS.
They came 12th overall.
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On Monday December 7th Sheffield Concord competed with Sheffield Stormers for the u16 South Yorkshire title.
The game was played at the EIS and Concord led throughout the game winning the match with a convincing 60 goals to 37. Yet again a great squad effort with Alice Winch captaining the side.
Well played to all the girls who deservedly now go onto to represent South Yorkshire in the regional league in January 2016.
Sheffield Concord Netball club excel at the Under 14 South Yorkshire County tournament on Monday 30th November at the EIS!
Concord took part in the u14 competiton on Monday night with a squad of girls who regularly train with the club. The squad was a mix of year 7,8 and 9 girls and they all played exceptionally well . They played Dronfield Netball club first and won 32-0, then they took on Sheffield Stormers and won 23-3, finally they played Barnsley Aces and won 43-2.
Concord showed an exceptionally high level of talent and worked well as a squad throughout. They were a pleasure to watch as many parents commented from the balcony about the high skill level they showed. A fantastic result that gives the girls the title of South Yorkshire County Champions and now they go onto to represent South Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Regional competition in January.