The 2014 West of England Celebration of Sport Evening supported by Nuffield Health was held on Wednesday 12th November, where we are pleased to announce our very own DENISE SNOW (centred) walked away with the award for VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR.
Denise works tirelessly for the sport at all levels – from encouraging beginner umpires through to coaching Prem players. She has always had the same fantastic enthusiasm for the sport with the determination to succeed in a sportsmanlike way and with little thought to her own circumstances.
Denise has had so many volunteer roles within the county and local clubs and will give them all the same level of enthusiasm and dedication. She recently recruited and supported 2 x 16yr old leaders to come onto the Avon League committee to set up their Facebook and twitter pages.
England Netball is delighted to announce that Malawi will provide the opposition in a three-match International Netball Series this December. The Queens will face off against the ladies in red at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, the Copper Box in London and University Arena, Worcester.
It will be a fantastic way to end the netball year as the surprise package of the Commonwealth Games will provide a tough test for Anna Mayes’ side. There will also be plenty of flair, passion and energy on display as Malawi bring their unique style of play to our shores during the festive season.
Our opponents for the three matches are currently 5th in the official INF world rankings and finished in this position at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow following an impressive campaign which saw The Queens almost upset the mighty New Zealand before defeating South Africa in their play-off match.
England will be seeking to bounce back from heartache in Glasgow as the preparations for the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney start to intensify.
Tickets for this International Netball Series are now on sale. To get your tickets please go to:
Netball Dorset currently has a vacancy for a Competitions Director. If you would like to get involved and be part of shaping overall Netball Development in Dorset by joining our existing successful and forward thinking board, we’d love to hear from you.
Sunday 30th November - Dorcan Recreation Centre, Swindon - £30 per team
England Netball has been challenging women across the country to head to their nearest Back to Netball session and get fitter and healthier the netball way.
As part of this programme our Wiltshire Netball Development Officer, Sophie Warner has set up a Back To Netball Festival. This will be an all day affair, with a great chance to get involved in that sport you "played when you were younger". You will get back to basics and get the chance to play the game you know and love.
We are delighted to announce that one of South West's young volunteers has been put up for nomination at the Sport Offical UK Awards. Representing netball in the Junior Official of the Year award is Georgia Morris.