Old Chelts Netball Club, based in Gloucestershire, are looking to recruit new players for the 2015/16 season.
As one of Cheltenham’s premier netball clubs, Old Chelts Netball Club offers players the opportunity to progress from High 5s netball, through the U14, U16 and divisional Gloucestershire & South West Leagues.
They are looking for new players for their Regional 3 team (matches played on a Sunday), as well as county-level teams. Pre-season begins Tuesday 4th August. Trial dates Tuesday 1st & 8th September 6.15 – 8.00pm at Cheltenham College. All Welcome!
Hucclecote Netball Club are looking for new players for 2015/16 season.
If you have ambitions to play at National Premier or Regional level a number of opportunities have recently been made available at Hucclecote!
Coached by Jamilia Abbot, ex Welsh international and Superleague player, who has a wealth of experience to offer; Hucclecote has a strong dedicated focus for developing talent and is committed to establishing successful teams at all levels.
Interested in trying a session or for further information please contact Gilly Salter 07889555358 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Netball South West is looking for a Regional Assistant Coach for the Truro Regional Academy.
It is England Netball’s vision to become World Champions by 2019, and to go on to experience consistent success and World and Commonwealth level for years to come. In order to achieve this we must generate a new Performance Pathway that will produce and deliver athletes into the England programme. Fundamental to the new Performance Pathway is the recent announcement that Netball South West have been successful in gaining support from England Netball to run 3 Regional Academies and 1 Regional Performance Academy. The Academies enable players to train year round in a high quality training environment, creating a magnet for identified players who wish to pursue their ambition to represent England.
In the Winter of 2014 Swindon District Netball Association Netball Development Officer, Mo Squires, and Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM) project coordinator, Annie Baker, teamed up to support people with learning disabilities to be actively involved in netball. From their first conversation the excitement about the idea was obvious and with Annie’s links within the learning disability community and Mo’s wealth of knowledge and contacts it wasn’t long before the first training session was in place and the Swindon Vixens were created!
Coach, Kelly Morgan, ran the first session on a dark wet winters’ night at the Dorcan Dome and Annie reported “From the first drill of the warm up, Kelly had engaged all of the new and slightly apprehensive netballers. Every session is made up of challenging yet achievable tasks, improving skills and fitness but most of all confidence. Kelly’s natural accessible coaching style makes every session fun for everybody.”
Thanks to a successful bid for a Netball South West Community Grant and matched funding from Wiltshire Netball, together with discounted court hire from “Better” they have been able to provide the sessions at a minimal cost. Not only this, but Mo has organised personalised hoodies for each of the ladies emblazoned with the club name ‘Swindon Vixens’.
One of the support workers of a member said, “her confidence has really improved, it’s really important to her to get to the session every week.”
Friendships and social networks are developing naturally between the netballers, which is one of the many positive outcomes of being members of a netball club and Feeling part of a group and developing skills within the group is really empowering.
Most importantly, the ladies love coming down. They were recently asked about having a couple of weeks off over the summer, but they responded with, “We don’t want a break. Let’s just keep going through the summer.” So they will!
Here’s what the ladies had to say about the sessions, “Yes I like coming to netball, I can catch up with the girls”.
“I enjoy it, I meet new friends. Getting some exercise and it’s a lot of fun!”
When we asked one of the newest members if she enjoyed coming she said, “Obviously – because I meet new people – and I’m a natural.” “It is exercise without realising you’re doing it.”
We hope Swindon Vixens will keep on getting new members and continue to go from strength to strength, all thanks to the hard work and dedication of Mo, Annie and coach Kelly.
Thanks to Annie Baker for providing such a great story!
New Scouting Workshop will take pace on Saturday 21st Nov 2015 - More information and booking details to follow.
Trained Identifiers video resource
This video is aimed primarily at club coaches and teachers who are responsible for nominating players to attend Satellite or County Academy trials, however it is also very relevant to those coaching in County and Satellite Academies.
England Netball have confirmed that whilst it is not compulsory, they do highly recommend that people watch it in order to help inform their decisions. They will also have a record of all those who have registered to watch the video and the counties they are based in.