Merseyside Police Netball
Team are celebrating success!
MERSEYSIDE Police Netball Team showed
their opponents they had really 'Met' their match when they beat
their Metropolitan Police rivals in the Police Service UK Netball Final 2015.
Since their success winning the National Police Cup in Nottingham in June 2014,
the team has also gone on to win the:- 'Lily Cup' and 'Fight
For Life' tournaments against teams from all over the North West.
Team manager, Inspector Amanda Fogarty, said:- "It was a tough game and the
Met had some very impressive and strong players. The sports hall was extremely
hot, which is something we are not used to up North! Merseyside ladies pulled
out all the stops and beat the Metropolitan Police 47 to 25. Our team were
overjoyed, as we haven't reached the final for the last 2 years."
The Merseyside Police team have added to their collection of silverware this
season, winning the Liverpool League 2014 to 2015, Cheshire Elite League
(County), Liverpool Cup and the Annual Police Netball tournament which was held
in Exeter, in September 2014.
There are currently 2 teams, made up of
approximately 25 police staff, who play in the Police national cup and the
Liverpool Netball league. The teams have been going for over 30 years, but have
had the most success over the last 5 to 7 years. Inspector Fogarty
added:- "We are hoping to expand to a third team as the interest from
female police officers and police staff have increased over the last couple of
Chief Constable Sir Jon Murphy said:-
"The netball team are fantastic ambassadors for the force. It is great to see
people getting involved in sports and being successful in their interests
outside of policing and playing and practising in their own time."