HUDDERSFIELD Giants Under 16 netball team produced a strong display in the National Club Championships.

The event was held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield and, after a nervous start in their first match, the team produced an excellent performance to achieve a draw against the team who were to finish fourth.

Despite a string of narrow defeats against the top teams the Giants finished the tournament strongly winning two out of their last three matches.

Head coach Linda Fluskey said: “ I am so proud of all the girls.

“Despite being at least one year group younger than most of the teams in the competition they showed the Giants are a force to be reckoned with.”

Prior to the tournament the Mayor of Kirklees, Andrew Palfreeman, and Huddersfield Giant’s rugby league player Michael Lawrence congratulated the team on reaching the finals at a celebration at the Galpharm Stadium.

Lawrence gave a motivational speech and the Mayor presented each player with a medal and certificate for their successes in the West Yorkshire Regional League.

Club representative Alison Morby said: “For the Under 16 side to reach the national finals is a great achievement.

“They have trained hard and are a committed set of talented players, many of whom have played for the club for a number of years.”

Huddersfield Giants Netball Club run six junior and six senior teams and have recently started Hi-5s for players as young as six years.

The club have achieved a number of successes at a West Yorkshire level, have individual honours at district, county, regional and national level, and are a silver CAPS (club marked) accredited club.

Junior coach Fluskey was last year awarded National Grassroots Coach of the Year.

For more information contact Alison Morby on 07725 254018 or email