14 December 2010

City of Leeds A Team qualify for the Arena League National Final after an emphatic victory in the North East League Final.

The final of the North East National Arena Swimming League took place at the John Charles Centre, Leeds, on 12th December 2010. Competing teams were, City of Leeds, City of Sheffield, Doncaster Dartes, Harrogate, Gateshead & Wickham and Tynemouth.

City of Leeds ‘A’ Team got off to a flying start winning 8 of the first 10 events. They continued this trend winning a total of 30 events and finishing in the top 3 in 47 out of the 50 events. A great achievement from the whole team. The City of Leeds ‘B’ Team fought hard to earn 18 top three finishes and 5th place overall.

The final (3rd) round standings were:

  1. City of Leeds ‘A’ 372
  2. City of Sheffield ‘A’ 285
  3. Doncaster Dartes 257
  4. Harrogate & District 251
  5. City of Leeds ‘B’ 237
  6. City of Sheffield ‘B’ 141
  7. Gateshead & Wickham 141
  8. Tynemouth 116

After 3 wins out of 3 the City of Leeds ‘A’ Team were crowned North East League Champions with City of Leeds ‘B’ Team finishing 4th equal with Harrogate.

This means that City of Leeds qualify for the National Final, which will be held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on April 17th 2011. City of Sheffield qualify for the National ‘B’ Final.

North East League Final Standings (after 3 rounds)

  1. City of Leeds ‘A’ 24pts
  2. City of Sheffield ‘A’ 21pts
  3. Doncaster Dartes 17pts
  4. Harrogate & District 14pts
  5. City of Leeds ‘B’ 14pts
  6. City of Sheffield ‘B’ 8pts
  7. Gateshead & Wickham 7pts
  8. Tynemouth 3pts