The event that is promised to rock the netball world got underway in Manchester on September 28th. Ten teams from the North of England battled it out to secure their place in our national finals and give themselves a chance of becoming our first ever U16 National Champions, but before that, we had to find our northern champions.


It was Oldham NC who won the first ever ENG U16 Netball Cup Northern Finals after a 10-7 win in the final against local rivals Tameside NC. The No.1 ranked team in the country didn't have it all their own way though after they had to bounce back from defeat in their opening game which was also against Tameside NC to secure the victory and a place in the nationals finals on December 8th.

Tameside NC who's U12 side won this event back in November 2018 were unlucky not to be crowned champions themselves after an amazing performance throughout the competition. They had to settle for the runners up spot in the group after not being able to to overpower Oldham in the final.

In 3rd place, Trafford Juniors emulated their U12 side by coming 3rd in this event. They overcame Grangetown NC in the 3rd/4th play-off winning 7-6. Grangetown NC who was superb all day still qualified for our national finals after their 4th place finish which is no more than they deserved.


Group A

Kingston Nets (6) Vs Ripon Rockets NC (3)

Grangetown NC A (11) Vs Durham Palatinates (4)

Kingston Nets (7) Vs Grangetown NC B (2)

Ripon Rockets NC (4) Vs Grangetown NC A (13)

Durham Palatinates (8) Vs Grangetown NC B (4)

Kingston Nets (3) Vs Grangetown NC A (6)

Ripon Rockets NC (3) Vs Durham Palatinates (5)

Grangetown NC B (3) Vs Grangetown NC A (8)

Kingston Nets (4) Vs Durham Palatinates (6)

Ripon Rockets NC (3) Vs Grangetown NC B (8)


1st: Grangetown NC A W 4 D 0 L 0 PTS 8

2nd: Durham Palatinates W 3 D 0 L 1 PTS 6

3rd: Kingston Nets W 2 D 0 L 2 PTS 4

4th: Grangetown NC B W 1 D 0 L 3 PTS 2

5th: Ripon Rockets NC W 0 D 0 L 4 PTS 0

Group B

Oldham NC (7) Vs Tameside NC (8)

Trafford Juniors (8) Vs Leyland Excel (2)

Oldham NC (9) Vs Beechwood NC (4)

Tameside NC (10) Vs Trafford Juniors (5)

Leyland Excel (9) Vs Beechwood NC (3)

Oldham NC (6) Vs Trafford Juniors (3)

Tameside NC (8) Vs Leyland Excel (3)

Trafford Juniors (10) Vs Beechwood NC (3)

Oldham NC (12) Vs Leyland Excel (3)

Tameside NC (8) Vs Beechwood NC (3)


1st: Tameside NC W 4 D 0 L 0 PTS 8

2nd: Oldham NC W 3 D 0 L 1 PTS 6

3rd: Trafford Juniors W 2 D 0 L 2 PTS 4

4th: Leyland Excel W 1 D 0 L 3 PTS 2

5th: Beechwood NC W 0 D 0 L 4 PTS 0


Grangetown NC A (13) Vs Leyland Excel (6)

Durham Palatinates (3) Vs Trafford Juniors (12)

Kingston Nets (4) Vs Oldham NC (14)

Grangetown NC B (0) Vs Tameside NC (12)


Grangetown NC A (8) Vs Tameside NC (10)

Trafford Juniors (5) Vs Oldham NC (8)

3rd/4th Play-off

Grangetown NC A (6) Vs Trafford Juniors (7)


Oldham NC (10) Vs Tameside NC (7)

Want to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended to support the teams and to all the coaches and players who competed. This competition now moves east on October 12th.