27 November 2012

An outstanding display of team spirit, competitive swimming and a will to win saw our Junior League Squad to victory in the ARENA Junior Inter-League Grand Final last Sunday.

Final standings

  1. City of Leeds 321
  2. Hillingdon 244
  3. Preston SC 227
  4. Northampton 208
  5. Stockport Metro 204
  6. Boldmere SC 198
  7. City of Peterborough 194
  8. Bournemouth Dolphins 158

City of Leeds Junior League Squad travelled to Corby International Pool this Sunday to compete in the ARENA Junior Inter-League Grand Final. After 12 of the 49 events the team had a slim 13 point lead on 2nd place Hillingdon. After 36 events, it was evident the team was feeding off each other’s energy, enthusiasm and success, leading Hillingdon by 59 points.

Only a serious of “bloopers” would threaten the lead from this point but the team had one final task. The trophy that has eluded the club since its re-entry to the competition 4 years ago, the Cannon. An 8 X 25m relay; 1 boy and 1 girl from each age group. This was our year, a spectacular team effort to snatch victory in the last 25m.

We had 23 first place finishes and we believe CoL swimmers broke 9 meet records. What”s more, Ben Rayner collected Top 10 year Boy, Liam Birrell Top 11 year Boy, and Abi Burton Top 12 year Girl.

Myself, the coaching team, the parents and supporters could not be more proud of the children’s achievements.

For their continued support, I would also like to thank the Supporters” Committee, as well as a personal thank you to the Team Managers Elysha Wallis and Greig Birrell. Thanks also to Lucie & Tony Black, Emma Ferriman and Julie Hobbah for their help on the day.

It was an amazing day for all. Well Done.

 Craig