Date posted 12 Dec 2019

The North West Christmas tournament was held in Wigan on Wednesday- with a day full of Netball and laughs with teams from all 5 counties across the North West!

Ulverston Walking Netball Ladies joined forces with Kirkby Lonsdale's to compete in a Christmas tournament in Wigan (11.12.19)...... and they Won!

They played 5 games, winning 4 of them and losing 1 by just one goal.

“In the last year I cant believe how much walking netball has grown. Its great that the ladies are not only playing in Ulverston, they are even meeting up with other walking netball groups in the area as well as competing in competitions around the county and region.  Its turned in to such a social thing now- they don’t just meet  and play on Tuesday  here at Ulverston LC they often travel to Kirkby Lonsdale on a Thursday to play with their group. Like I say- they take it upon themselves to enter tournaments when ever there’s one going on- they are very keen which is great!

A good number of these ladies use to play/umpire at a good level a while back (you can tell by how good they are and their understanding of the game), I’m so happy I’ve been able to give them the opportunity to be able to play their much loved sport again and play it competitively. You never get too old for a medal and the feeling of winning is such a great sense of achievement – that healthy competitive streak never leaves you!”

Hannah

Final positions were as follows:

Walk the Walk (competitive)

6th Southport Senoritas (Merseyside)

5th Dialstone Diamonds (Greater Manchester)

4th Wirral Butterflies Pink (Merseyside)

3rd Mellor Maidens (Lancashire)

2nd Wigan Wigglers 1 (Greater Manchester)

1st Ulversby Elves (Cumbria)

Interested in joining our friendly group?
We meet on a Tuesday 2pm at the Tennis Centre. Contact Hannah.paling@gll.org for more info