A Bury youth netball team proved they were the best in the UK after being crowned winners of the U16 National Clubs Finals.

YWCA Bury under 16s missed out on the chance to compete in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions cancelling the tournament.

The finals this year took place from April 30 to May 1 at the Jean Brown Arena at Redbridge Leisure Centre.

A total of 18 clubs came together at the weekend to compete in 63 matches altogether.

YWCA Bury's under 16s' weekend started off very well with a win against Grangetown and then scored another victory against Poole later that day.

For the second part of the competition on Saturday, they faced Charnwood Rutland where they won and then they faced Telstars where they once again won with a 43-12 lead at the end of the match.

On Sunday, the YWCA youngsters kicked off with a win against Oldham, the previous champions and then went on to face Stratford Thunderbirds where they also were victorious.

After earning their place in the final, they went up against the previously unbeaten side Eagles.

After a fast-paced match, YWCA managed to secure a 17-goal lead which ended the match 33-16 and saw them ultimately crowned the winners.

Coach Katie Myers said: “The girls are absolutely buzzing, and they proved how amazing they are on a national level.

“They started a little shaky on the Saturday in their first game, and then grew in each performance as they shook off the nerves.

"Sunday saw them playing for positions first to sixth place, and after beating Oldham and Stratford they just had Eagles to play in the final.

“Eagles are a strong side with pathway and England players in it, but the teamwork and speed we play at couldn’t be halted, and we smashed the final to gain the national title.

“The team received plenty of compliments from spectators and officials on how they enjoyed watching such an amazing and lovely team.

“The girls are looking forward to being presented with the trophy and winners medals at Manchester Thunders next home game on May 15.”