February's E-Blast is now available to download via the e-blast page!
In this months edition:
City of Nottingham Back to Netball League (CNB2NL) like to celebrate the success of the season. Our presentation evenings have grown along with the league.
Our presentations evenings used to be a small room above a bar (when were smaller enough!) to now a large event at a hotel.
Our 2016-17 presentation evening was held at the Crowne Plaza Nottingham on Saturday 18th February. We started the evening with a relaxed 3 course meal and a quiz to get everyone talking. The quiz ended in a tie break question between Willow Angels and Southbank Predators. The tie break question was how many goals were scored in division 3 this season. Southbank Predators guessed the closest and won their second bottle of cava of the night. (Their first bottle was for the best table name which was: I have been dumped by whatsapp this week).
This then lead us nicely onto our presentation, which was kicked off with a little induction from Ruth Pickthorn, Netball Development Coach. Followed by a motivational talk from Mel Berry, Sport Nottinghamshire and This Girl Can Nottingham. Melanie Finch, CNB2NL Chair then started awards presentation. Awards were given out to the overall Players Players in each division, presentation by Sarah Swift, CNB2NL Fixtures Secretary, overall Umpires player in each division, presentation by Pam Weatherby, Fair Player in each division, Volunteer of the Year both presentation by Mel. Awards were then given to the league winners, Division 3 – Browne Jacobson, Division 2 – Willow Warriors and Division 1 – Southbank Predators. Sue Collin, East Midlands Nottingham, Regional Chair also gave a short speech.
The presentation closed with the raffle being drawn. We had some fantastic donations from companies, including a box of London Pale Ale, a box of Pilsner Urquell, a decorator for the day, meal vouchers amongst others.
We also had a Crazy Catch competition take place over the evening and the winner of the most completed catches in 1mintue, won an overnight stay with breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Nottingham. This came down to a tie break as well! This time between Olga from Browne Jacobson and Dale from Southbank Predators. There was only a couple of catches in it, but Dale managed to clinch the prize!
We managed to raise £284.53 from the raffle and crazy catch which will be donated to Cancer Research.
The highlight of the evening was the photo booth! Everyone loved taking part and looking back at the photos its hard to try and work out who’s who!
Good luck to all the teams that have entered again in the CNB2NL 2017 league which will be running from February – June.
To be part of this wonderful event please visit www.relay.cancerresearchuk.org and search for your local Relay.
I have attached a short video about Relay and why we would love to fill the track with Survivors.
If you need any further information about the event please contact Jayne Sullivan on Jayne.firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07919 576 331
January has seen 47 ladies join England Netball’s ‘Bring in the New’ campaign at the new Back to Netball session at the Elizabethan Academy in Retford. The programme supported by BPL leisure and Bassettlaw Council will be running for the next 10 weeks on a Thursday 6 till 7pm. Coached by local coach Lindsey Ball supported by Lincs NDO Louise Key.
We are delighted to announce that Mapperley Netball Club have set up a junior section to their club. With no club in the area for the daughter’s of the ladies section, an opportunity arose to start one at Carlton le Willow. Having contacted another local club which couldn’t accommodate the numbers, they were advised to contact Ruth Pickthorn (EM NDCC). Meetings were quickly set up with Julian Taylor EM NDO for Notts/Derby to start the process of establishing a club. Sarah Molyneux a local Level 2 UKCC Coach was invited to take on this challenge, which she happily accepted.
Funding was then sourced through England Netball’s Junior Club Starter Fund, which would cover initial costs of hall hire and basic equipment to get the club started. With the assistance of several volunteers, the club started on 9th January with fantastic turnout of 26 girls turning up. The club has already recruited even more volunteers to assist with registration and taking money, both mum’s and daughter’s are very happy. Should you be interested in joining the club, please contact Sarah via email email@example.com
If you are interested in setting up a club in your area, please contact your local Netball Development Officer http://www.eastmidlandsnetball.co.uk/regional-contacts.html
Bridgford Netball Club was shortlisted for the 'Club of the Year' award at the recent Rushcliffe Sports Awards 2016.
They didn't win unfortunately but being shortlisted was still a great achievement!
Bridgford’s Regional Coach Lyn Winkworth and Nicki Atherton attended the awards and collected their 'shortlisted' certificate.
Full information about all the winners can be found on the Rushcliffe website
County U19 Finals
A wet and miserable day saw Stamford High School play host to the Lincolnshire County u19 finals. Nine teams, the winners and runners up from area rounds came together and played a round robin competition. Tight matches meant as the tournament went on it came down to goal difference with teams tied on points.
The penultimate round saw Stamford High School and Carres Grammar meet each other, both tied for the lead on 18 points. After a goal for goal match the game ended in a 10-10 draw. This meant that going into the last round both teams needed to win.
Still tied on points Stamford came out on top and will go through to the next round in January as winners with a massive difference of 109 goals, Carres will go as Runners Up.
Thank you to Stamford High School for your hospitality and to your juniors for acting as court runners for the event.
On behalf of LCNA.
Corby Netball Club held a Netballathon on Saturday 22nd October at Corby Business Academy. 24 adult and junior teams played nonstop netball for 12 hours including one team who hadn’t played netball for 8 years. The tournament was organised by Hazel McConnell and her team of volunteers who played, umpired and kept the teams on the go for 12 hours. Hazel said ‘We had amazing support from parents organising refreshments, raffle and tombola with many great donations of raffle prizes from local businesses and parents, the day was a huge success’. The club raised an amazing £2843.75 for a local 7yr old boy Owen Trickett who has MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. The money raised will go towards the purchasing of ‘Eye Gaze’ technology which will help him to communicate with his family. Corby Netball Club would like to thank everyone who helped make the event a great success.
Well done Corby Netball Club for winning Community Club of the year at the Corby Sports Awards on 21st October.
On Saturday 17th September, the National Goalden Globes event took place at Chateau Impney Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Droitwich Spa.
The evening was based around ‘The Birthday Party’ theme and was very well attended. Our regional winners Sam Griffin, Taylor Thow, Sue Collin, Claire Ludden-Vincent; Hazel McConnell and Bramcote Netball Club waited in anticipation for the national results.
The first award of the evening was the National Long Service Award, given to those who have dedicated themselves to improving the sport across the country. East Midlands had one winner in this category which was awarded to Vanessa McErlain-Naylor who is Lincolnshire’s County Chair, as very well deserved winner, congratulations.
Our Congratulations are also extended to Sue Collin, our Regional Chair who was awarded a well deserved Honorary Life Membership Award. Sue is an inspiration to us all and always goes over and beyond her volunteering duties - see link below when the moment was captured out Lincolnshire’s Netball Development Office, Louise Key who was also in attendance.
The National Young Volunteer Award went to Nottinghamshire’s Taylor Thow, a massive congratulations to a very hard working committed young lady – (Taylors words are below and stolen from her social media timeline).
Omg. I won it!! I am UK Young Netball Volunteer Of The Year. I can't even believe it. I just accepted my award from Tracey Neville, England Netball Coach!! Thank you to all of you that have been a part of my netball journey... Melanie Finch Angela Kingham Ruth Pickthorn and all ladies at Forest Netball club. I'm walking on air!
Full details off all awards can be found on the England Netball website https://englandnetball.co.uk/england-netball-celebrate-turning-90-goalden-globe-awards/
Once again, well done to regional winners from our awards ceremony in June – next years date will be release very soon, so start thinking who you can nominate for the awards next year!
Start: Saturday 22nd October 2016 at 9am
Finish: Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 9am
Venue: Corby Business Academy
Cost: £35 per team to enter
This event is to raise money for a special little boy from Corby called Owen. He was born with a rare condition called MECP2 duplication syndrome. This will help fund for an eye gaze to enable him to communicate with his family. Please help Owen to say "I Love you Mummy"
If anybody is interested in entering a team and being part of this great event. Please contact Hazel McConnel. firstname.lastname@example.org
High 5 (Sch Yr 5 & 6), Tots (Sch Yrs 3 & 4) and U12 (Sch yr 7) School/Club link community Tournaments
Venue: Bingham Leisure Centre, The Banks, Nottingham, NG13 8BL
Start at 6.30pm
Finish at 8.30/9pm
Cost: £3 per player
You will need a competent umpire. Junior umpires are welcome if they have been on a beginners course. We are promoting an encouraging junior involvement
Refreshments will be available at reception
Please contact Kay McKenzie email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here to download more information!
TRAINING FOR VOLUNTARY SECTOR ORGANISATIONS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Our Hub & Spoke project are running a series of one-day free training sessions across Derby City and Derbyshire for volunteers and voluntary sector practitioners who are currently working with children and young people in charities, not-for-profit organisations or community groups in Derby or Derbyshire.
Safe and Sound's Hub and Spoke project aims to extend strategically the capacity and reach of our child sexual exploitation (CSE) services by offering a free advisory, training and support service to workers initially in Derbyshire and extending into Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire in 2017-18.
Child Sexual Exploitation: Recognising, Responding & Reporting
Please click on a date below to find out what is included in the training and to book your free place. Please feel free to share with colleagues and other voluntary sector organisations.
Kedleston Road Training & Development Centre - Derby
Monday 14th November 2016, 9 - 4.30pm
Monday 6th March 2017, 9 - 4.30pm
Please note: We can only accept 3 delegates per organisation across the two dates and strictly only those from the voluntary sector based in Derby or Derbyshire. We will be releasing dates for Swadlincote and Chesterfield soon to take place in early 2017.
Safe and Sound - Hub & Spoke Team
This summer, for the second consecutive year Uppingham Town Cricket Club hosted a Lord’s Taverners pro/celebrity charity cricket match. Included in the line-up on the pitch was former Leicester Tigers and Rugby World Cup winner, Neil Back, former Leicestershire cricketer, Paul Nixon and star of Harry Potter films, Oliver Phelps aka George Weasley.
As part of the pre-match fun, netball was invited and to represent it we ran some sessions to get people young and old to “have a go” and promote just what our game is all about. Loughborough Lightning star, Lauren Nicholl, Val Kindred, Leicestershire’s County Development Officer, Jo Stephenson, Umpiring Secretary for East Midlands Region and Leicestershire County and Melissa Croxall of TFC Netball Club gave up their time and turned out in force to showcase the sport. They attracted no less than 60 people both male and female ranging from 3 to 72 years young over course of the afternoon.