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Aycliffe Angels Netball Club Success!

posted 2 Mar 2015, 04:07 by anna.cole@greenfieldschool.net   [ updated 24 Apr 2015, 01:17 by Dan Potts ]
Greenfield’s local netball club is going from strength to strength with a win at the ‘Back to Netball’ tournament held at the Dolphin Centre in Darlington on the 8th February, and most recently both U14 and U16 squads coming 2nd and 4th in their group rounds for their annual half term netball competition.

This coincides with the continued success of the Greenfield Community College Netball teams. However it was felt there was real need for more competitive netball for young people across the Sedgefield area.   With this in mind Ellie Barnes, a PE teacher at the school, formed the community club, based at Greenfield Community College, four years ago.  The club includes an U14 and U16 squad where players come from different secondary schools across South West Durham.  Many players have gone on to be selected for North and South Durham County Academies, so Aycliffe Angels has been a successful pathway to the next level of Netball for these young players.


The interest of the club has grown in the past few years where it is has welcomed ‘Back to Netball’ a session for ladies ages 16 upwards where they can enjoy keeping fit and playing netball whatever their ability.  The ladies can choose to play competitively in the local Durham City league and enter tournaments.  With the most recent one being such a success the club is proving to be a popular choice for the ladies weekly fitness regime.

Most recently the club has launched ‘Little Angels’, a session aimed at 5-11 year olds to help develop basic motor skills and introducing key netball techiques from a young age boys and girls.

The club runs all of its sessions on a Tuesday evening:

Little Angels 4-5pm

Aycliffe Angels Juniors 5-6pm

Aycliffe Angels 16+ 6-7pm

All sessions are free for your first one then £2 afterwards.

The club welcomes new members every week so if you would like get involved feel free to contact Ellie Barnes (ellie.barnes@greenfieldschool.net) for more information.