England Netball are delighted to launch Make the Game Live 2015, our premier event for coaches and officials. Back by popular demand, this year we are heading to the University of Warwick on the 19th and 20th September and it is set to be our biggest yet.
Make the Game Live is aimed at all coaches and any umpires who are currently working towards or hold the A award. The event provides a dynamic and engaging learning environment and an opportunity;
· To access the country’s most pre-eminent Netball coaches and umpires.
· To hear cutting-edge insight, innovation and techniques.
· For personal development and growth.
· To network with like-minded coaches and officials.
On top of this, we will also be hosting the England Netball AGM, also at the University of Warwick and on Saturday evening we get together to celebrate the finest volunteers from across the land with our annual Goalden Globe Awards at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, just 8 miles away from the daytime activities.
Calling all teachers, coaches, parents and young leaders - if you want to learn more about the game of High 5, the skills involved and how to get it up and running in your school or club, then this course is for you! We've got some great practical ideas and resources to take away from the course - so what's stopping you? High 5 is the fun, exciting way for U11's to get involved in netball.
The South West Region’s Goalden Globes Awards were held at Taunton School on Sunday 21st June to celebrate the achievements and hard work of coaches and volunteers throughout the region. Please see the results and nominees from each award below:
Grassroots Coach Award
Winner - Carrie Short
Carrie has been coaching at Bude Bay Netball Club since 2007 and has been instrumental in developing the club from two junior teams to a club with over 100 members fielding 2 senior, 5 junior and a Back 2 Netball group.
Nominees – Donna Hawkins (East Devon), Leanne Lewis (Avon), Samantha Newton (Somerset), Kevin Noyce (Dorset), Karen Peaty (Dorset), Chantelle Prowse (East Devon), Carrie Short (Cornwall) and Toni Smyth (Somerset).
Grassroots Official Award
Winner - Danny Neil
Danny has been heavily involved in officiating for a number of years now, he currently chairs the Netball South West Education and Training Group which looks at developing coaches and officials across the region.
Nominees - Teresa Collins (West Devon), Karen Hill (Avon) and Danny Neil (Dorset & South West).
Mary Bulloch Administrator Award
Winner - Sue Whiffin
Sue has played a major role in the success of East Devon Couny Netball and has recently taken on more responsiblity including that of County Secretary and the affiliation Secretarys’ role.
Nominees - Linda Dyer (Wiltshire & South West), Kathy Potts (Somerset), Gilly Salter (Gloucester & South West), Sarah Taylor (Gloucestershire) and Sue Whiffin (East Devon).
Muriel McNally Award
Winner - Julie Dyer
Julie has handled all the organisation and administration for Mangotsfield Netball Club for well over 30 years. Julie has also been League Secretary for 20 years in a league consisting of 12 divisions with 10 teams in each.
Nominees - Linda Cutler (Dorset), Julie Dyer (Avon), Nora Fletcher (Wiltshire), Lisa Harris (Gloucestershire), Nigel Manley (Somerset) and Katrina Venner (East Dorset).
Winners - Amy Auton and Jodi Le Page
Both Amy and Jodi have built up Stoke Netball club in an area where there wasn’t a junior team and have continued to make improvements in the club and helped them in the Junior League.
Nominees - Amy Auton (West Devon), Jodi Le Page (West Devon) and Giselle Gray (Dorset).
Young Volunteer Award
Winner - Chantelle Prowse
Teignbridge Titans has now grown to over 140 members since the club was set up by Chantelle herself in 2011 with merely 6 members. Chantelle has also successfully secured a new venue for training and fixtures as well as enjoying an increased amount of competitive success.
Nominees - Kathryn Brown (Gloucestershire), Chantelle Prowse (East Devon) and Kimberley Rushbrook (East Devon).
Outstanding Club Award
Winners - Titans Netball Club
Titans have enoyed their most outstanding year yet. Not only did they attain thier ‘Gold’ CAPS status but also won the SW Regional League Two title and acheiving the treble in the North Devon Senior Netball league, by taking all three Division crowns.
Nominees - Hucclecote Netball Club, Titans Netball Club and Yeovil Netball Club.
Unsung Hero Award
Winner - Julie Hackworthy
Julie has been involved with Plymouth & District Netball League for an incredible 43 years. Julie is an A Award Umpire who has umpired free of charge at junior level as well as coaching, mentoring and assessing prospective umpires. Julie has worked tireleslly and independently as the county, league and club treasurer.
Nominees – Becci Calver (Avon), Lorna & Peter Gribble (Cornwall), Julie Hackworthy (West Devon), Lisa Harris (Gloucestershire), Sarah Maxwell (Somerset), Sarah Szabo (Gloucestershire), Katrina Venner (East Devon) and Vicki Wood (Gloucestershire).
The Heather Crouch Award
This award is presented to a person, group or organisation that has made a significant contribution to Netball in the South West. The winner is selected from the previous eight category winners.
Winner - Chantelle Prowse
Chantelle was awarded for her extraordinary work towards increasing netball participation in the Newton Abbot area and all the exceptional work she is doing at Teignbridge Titans Netball club in order to secure grants for equipment and pass for CAPS accreditation.
Netball South West would like to say a big thank you to our President Gilly Salter for conducting the ceremony. Thanks also goes to Team Bath Superleague players Jenna Murie and Shaunagh Craig who presented each of the awards and offered a very insightful Q&A session.
Finally, we would like to wish all the winners the best of luck when they go forward to compete in the National Goalden Globes Awards in September where they will be against winners from all the Netball Regions across the country
The University of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth Marjons hosted over 70 coaches and umpires from across the South West who were treated to a range of truly informative and inspirational workshops by some of the most knowledgeable deliverers in their field of netball expertise. Gary Burgess with Umpiring workshops then Denise Ellis, Maggie Jackson, Anita Navin, Denise Egan, Gilly Salter and Katie Noolan with Coach Education workshops.
Feedback included;“I came away inspired, confident in my coaching ability and with a hunger to learn more”“I really enjoyed the course last week and found it very beneficial”“An informative day with well delivered workshops.”“Amazingly educational and a great opportunity to ask questions. Many questions answered and exciting new opportunities ahead.”