Looking for an extra edge for your netball club? Want to learn from two of the best coaches in the game? Then don’t miss next week’s exclusive Team Bath Netball masterclass!
The hour-long session will take place in the Team Bath Arena on Friday, February 19 ahead of the Superleague fixture against Team Northumbria and is open to match ticket holders only.
It will be overseen by the two innovative coaches currently leading Team Bath’s Superleague campaign – Director of Netball Jess Thirlby, one of the league’s most successful coaches, and Head Coach Anna Stembridge, who held the same role with England from 2011-2015.
Among the areas which will be covered are:
The shooting circle: Working together to create and protect space.
How to set up for a successful centre-pass attack.
Shutting down the circle; switching for beginners.
Small-sided games that will give you the edge in training and matchplay.
The Masterclass will run from 6-7pm at the University of Bath Sports Training Village and is free to ticket holders for the Team Northumbria match.
Millfield School in Street, Somerset finished as champions in all three age groups in the regional round of the National Schools competition played on Saturday 30th January at the Camborne Science and International Academy in Cornwall.
Forty-two school teams from counties across the south west came together to compete for places in the National finals. This was the first time that the regional round had been held in Cornwall giving local umpires the opportunity to officiate at a large event alongside experienced umpires from outside the county.
The standard of play was excellent throughout despite the cold, damp conditions in the wake of Storm Gertrude. In the under 19 section, Hartpury College from Gloucestershire, last year’s winners and national runners-up, were unable to stop Millfield taking their crown, losing out in a close fought final. The runners-up in the under 16 section were King Edward’s School from Bath, with Marlborough College taking second place in the under 14 section. The winners and runners-up in each group will represent the south west at the National Finals to be held at Roedean School, Brighton on Saturday 19th March.
The Competition Group of Netball South West are grateful to Camborne School and staff and young volunteers for their help in making it a success, to all the umpires who worked hard all day, and to Travel Places for sponsoring the event. Russell Talman, the sponsor’s Sports Tours Consultant, was there on the day to watch the games and present the trophies, “I would like to congratulate all involved for a fantastic event on Saturday. Everything ran so smoothly, like a well oiled machine!”
A record number of Back to Netball teams came together on Sunday 24th January at Paignton Community Sports college for the Regional B2N Festival 2016 (South). 15 teams and over 150 women from four different counties battled it out over 4 courts with TBirds Cougars being crowed Regional Back To Netball Festival (South) Champions 2016.
The huge generosity of the teams helped to raise £278.00 for Cancer Research UK with over 70 prizes kindly donated for the raffle.
A HUGE thank you has to go to the umpires on the day – they worked tirelessly all day and really made the event the success it was.
Well done to everyone that took part and made the day so enjoyable and congratulations once again to the victorious TBirds Cougars.
What is SHOTS? SHOTS is a Netball competition for Universities that are part of the England Netball, University Netball Officer (UNO) programme. The event, which is attended by Universities from all over the country, is for students that have engaged in UNO activity throughout the year, and provides a netball competition in a fun, friendly and social environment. Watch a video from last year’s event here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f7LBYop_8c
Expenses to & from the Copper Box will be covered!
For further information or to express your interest, please contact Mel Carr on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07587 034325 by Monday 1st Feb 2016.
NSW is setting up a brand new Netball South West Youth Advisory Group (NSWYAG). We want to ensure that we’re an organisation that listens to and is informed by the opinions and suggestions of young people. We want to ensure that your netball experiences are brilliant ones. We want to ensure that whether you’re a young player, coach, official, volunteer or leader, your opinions are heard.
The NSWYAG will be the ‘voice’ of young people and getting involved will give you the opportunity to advise NSW on:
Changes in the structure of youth netball in the South West.
Communication between young netball enthusiasts and NSW.
NSW policies which impact young people.
But it doesn’t just stop at advice. Becoming involved is about more than just talking. The NSWYAG is being implemented to get things done. For young people. In netball. Today.
Becoming a member of the NSWYAG will give you the opportunity to have loads of fun, meet new friends and make a difference. The group will be made up of 10 young people aged 16 – 21. Libby Turner (England Netball YAG), Rachel Miller (Active Devon) and Rebecca Skinner (St Luke’s SSP) will also sit on the group, to ensure that there’s a direct link to NSW and England Netball. The group will meet face to face four times a year and an internet chat forum will keep ideas coming and developing all year round.
For more information on the NSWYAG, the criteria to become a member and the booking form please click here or see the link below.
The closing date for applications is Friday 5th February 2016. If you have any questions regarding the NSWYAG, please contact Rebecca Skinner at email@example.com or on 07875 299454.