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Treble-winning Mesne Lea netball team to rep Walkden in GM Games

​An unbeaten primary school netball team is on course to qualify for the Greater Manchester Summer School Games after a stellar season.

The squad at Mesne Lea Primary School in Walkden picked up “the treble” after winning, the netball league Division One and triumphing at two rallies held at the beginning and end of the season.

In total the talented team scored a staggering 149 goals and let in only 14.

Their biggest win of the season was against Christ the King RC Primary School, whom they overhauled 31-0.

Coaches Julie Leeming and Jade Hayhurst have been putting the mixed squad through their paces all season, and say it’s down to the children’s hard work that such success has been achieved.

“Winning the treble is an amazing and thoroughly deserved achievement by an exceptionally talented group of children.

“We are both so very proud of the impeccable manner in which they have conducted themselves when representing Mesne Lea Primary School.

Captain Ruby Moore said: “We are really pleased that we have won the ‘treble’ at netball.

“We have won every single game we have played this year.

“We are a fantastic team, and all enjoying playing together. Mrs Leaming and Miss Hayhurst are great coaches and they have supported us when playing for Mesne Lea and Charlestown Netball Club.

“We are really looking forward to representing Salford in the Greater Manchester tournament, and are certainly hoping we can remain unbeaten for the whole season.”

Headteacher Julie Finlay said: “Our school Netball team has trained and played really hard and deserves this success. We are very proud of their achievement and look forward to watching them participate in the Greater Manchester Games.”

The Greater Manchester Summer School Games kick off in July.

Main image: (back row, L-R) Julie Leeming; Joy Lowe (Vice Captain); Annie Young; Ruby Moore (Captain); Ellie McKiernan; Jake Wallbank; Reece Broughton; Jade Hayhurst. (Front row, L-R) Alice Oldroyd; Amelia Oldroyd.

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