29 November 2010

Yes­ter­day, City of Leeds stomped to vic­to­ry in the Are­na Junior Inter-League Final for the first time in their history. 

Final standings

  1. City of Leeds 322
  2. Hillingdon Borough 274
  3. City of Liverpool 254
  4. Southport Aqua 223
  5. Boldmere 214
  6. City of Derby 212
  7. City of Norwich UEA 191
  8. City of Newcastle 0 (DNC)

After set­ting off in decid­ed­ly chilly con­di­tions, which pre­vent­ed City of New­cas­tle trav­el­ling, the team and sup­port­ers arrived at the Inter­na­tion­al Pool in Cor­by for the final. 

After the for­mal­i­ties were com­plet­ed, the swim­ming start­ed and City of Leeds got off to their now tra­di­tion­al strong start, win­ning the first four events to take an ear­ly lead. City of Leeds were instant­ly pegged back and the com­pe­ti­tion began to hot up. At the first points check City of Leeds held a slen­der 20 point lead over near­est rivals Hilling­don Bor­ough with City of Liv­er­pool close in 3rd. The com­pe­ti­tion con­tin­ued with teams trad­ing race vic­to­ries and fight­ing hard for every point. By the half way stage City of Leeds had extend­ed their lead to 43 points with Hilling­don and Liv­er­pool tied in 2nd place. 

City of Leeds were nev­er to lose this lead and ran out even­tu­al win­ners with 16 race vic­to­ries and 39 fin­ish­es in the top 3 positions. 

City of Leeds vic­to­ry was the prod­uct of an excel­lent team per­for­mance and out­stand­ing sup­port, with our colour­ful and vocal sup­port­ers cheer­ing the team all the way. 

Kiani Camp­bell-Grady and Liam Bir­rell won best in age group awards and Liam Bir­rell picked up the top over­all boy trophy. 

Well done to swim­mers, coach­es and sup­port­ers for a fan­tas­tic event and an out­stand­ing victory. 

Pro­fes­sion­al pho­tos tak­en at the event are avail­able to pur­chase at pho​to​box​gallery​.com/​j​u​n​i​o​r​i​n​t​e​r​f​inals. Note the pass­words for the Pre­sen­ta­tions’ and Are­na Junior Inter League Finals’ gal­leries are pre­sent­fi­nal’ and sw1mfinal’ respectively.