The inaugural Under 18 Western Canada Netball Tournament was held in Calgary, April 11-13th 2014.
Two exhibition teams from Alberta also took part in the tournament, in addition to the Alberta and B.C U18 provincial teams competing for the Western Championship. The best of 3 format was decided in the final game of the weekend after Alberta and B.C. had each won a game in the early stages.
Since Alberta won the second game comfortably it would have been easy to assume that the final game would be a foregone conclusion but BC showed great determination to stay with the hosts. Through the first 2 periods there was never more than a 3 point gap between the teams as each scoring chance become vital. However in the 3rd period the Alberta shooters put up 8 unanswered points and the home team held on to win an exciting game by the final score of 39-28.
A huge thank you to the hardworking Team Coaches Aleasha B.and Rachel P., as well as to all of the officials (umpires, scorekeepers and timekeepers) for your hard work and dedication over the weekend, and especially to Paula M. for her organization of the tournament. Thanks also to the Alberta exhibition players, and last but not least to B.C for traveling to Calgary and for your competition and spirit over the weekend, we look forward to you hosting us for the 2015 U18 Western Championships next year!