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