Hot off their success of winning the 'Outstanding Club Award' at the 2014 Goalden Globe Awards, Raychem have secured a second honour by finishing in the top three at the Sport England Satellite Club of the Year at a prestigious ceremony at the House of Commons.
Raychem Netball Club are a great example of how the commitment of their volunteers combined with support from their Netball Development Officer has helped to get more junior netball activity up and running.
In September 2013 the volunteers from Raychem NC who hold Gold CAPS and Clubmark accreditation started running weekly sessions in the neighbouring town of Marlborough. There was no netball provision in the town and previous attempts to get sessions going had not been successful.
The club worked with Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Active Sports Partnership to secure funding to support new netball sessions along with England Netball Junior Club Starter funding to get things moving.
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.
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England Netball has now merged with the Indoor Netball Association and now fully recognises the indoor form of the game, which has been re-branded as "Nets".
The Indoor Netball Association (INA) is a voluntary organisation that has been promoting grassroots participation as well as managing teams representing England internationally.
Over the last 18 months a close collaboration has formed between the INA and England Netball; this has already seen England Netball recognising Indoor Netball as a form of the game.
Along with England Netball they are now pleased to announce that the two organisations have agreed to merge.
The proposed merger has the full backing of both the INA and EN Boards of Directors and it is hoped that the formal merger will have been completed by 26th September, following which there will be a transition period to ensure that necessary activities are successfully completed.
The Indoor Netball participants and stakeholders will continue to influence the development of the game through an Advisory Group reporting directly to the England Netball’s Board.
The great and good of the sport flocked to Sheffield City Hall on Saturday evening as the annual Goalden Globe Awards were staged. The theme of Glitz and Glamour was thoroughly taken on board by our guests as the whistles and trainers were replaced with tuxedos and cocktail dresses.
We would like to give a HUGE congratulations to Raychem Netball Club who were awarded with the Outstanding Netball Club Award.
They were given one of the biggest cheers of the evening with England shooter Jo Harten presenting the trophy to an emotional collection of squad members who were overjoyed with their win.