ALL netball activity in the region has now been suspended due to the worsening coronavirus situation.

Training sessions and matches for all youth and adult teams alike have now been cancelled, with a decision being made to end the Junior Netball League season prematurely.

There were just three weeks of the season left to go for most teams, totalling 108 fixtures before the Finals Day.

But the season has now ended with the teams finishing in the places that they currently occupy, unless the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically improves in the near future.

In a statement issued to all teams by the Aura Junior Netball League organiser, Merle Hamilton, she said: “The safety and health of our netball family is a priority.

“We have reviewed the guidance provided and have made the difficult decision to suspend all netball activity including all training sessions and the Aura Junior Netball League.

“We will monitor the experts’ advice and guidelines closely in the coming weeks and hopefully we will be back on the court as soon as its reasonably possible.

“The Aura Junior Netball League had just three more Saturdays and 108 fixtures to run before Finals Day, and the placings on some of the final games were crucial to the outcome of the league tables.

“However, due to the situation that we find ourselves in, it’s prudent to leave the placings as they stand for this season.

“It’s not the result that everyone would wish for, but unfortunately circumstances dictate.”

As it stands, Deeside Dominoes are the U15s league champions, finishing two points clear of the second placed Deeside DJs.

The two teams were due to compete in an epic top of the table clash this weekend, but that fixture – as with all others – has now been cancelled.

Deeside Darts finished third in Group B of the Under 15s league, while Deeside Doves end the season in eighth place in Group A of the Under 14s division.

In Group B, Deeside Diamonds finished top, six points clear of Holywell Heat, while the Dixies came sixth.

The race for the Under 13s Group A league title is now over with Ellesmere Port Flames taking the crown ahead of second placed Chester Blaze and third placed Deeside Dace.

Deeside Dots U12s also finished third in a league that was won by Chester Lightning.

In the Under 11s division, Deeside Dice ended the season in eight place, while the Dolphins came tenth.

Deeside Dimples U10s also finished in tenth place in their league which was won by Chester Crackers.

A perfect record of 21 straight wins meant Ellesmere Port Sparks comfortably won the Under 9s league, where Deeside Daredevils came fourth and Deeside Dynamos came eighth.