On Wednesday 29th March 2017, Abacas Netball Club in Corby, Northamptonshire organised a "Netball and Prosecco Evening" to support and raise funds for Women in Sport & England Netball's Partner Charity, Cancer Research UK. The evening was held at Lodge Park Sports Centre in Corby whereby club members brought along their mums, aunties, friends and neighbours for a fun filled evening of netball. The idea for the event was inspired by a Club Matters (http://www.sportenglandclubmatters.com/) "Club Experience" Workshop hosted by the East Midlands Region in Loughborough. Following the workshop, the team thought really hard about the ways in which they could grow the club, whilst keeping the club ethos at the very heart of it and decided to organise a fun evening of netball and Prosecco. 38 ladies including volunteer coaches and organisers, of which 20 ladies were new to the session, participated in fun drills, match play, followed by a deserved glass of Prosecco. Club members also baked some cakes and donated prizes for the raffle. In total the event raised an amazing £344. On behalf of the club we would like to thank our sponsors - Longbrook Property Care for our event tshirts which everyone got for attending and Sir Matt Busby Lounge Manager Louise for the Prosecco and allowing us to host the event free.
The two tournaments were held together on 7th May 2017 at NUSA.
It was the first time that a major tournament has been held at our “New Home of Nottinghamshire Netball” and was a great success. The entry was large, 16 for the High 5 and 12 for the U12 making for lots of exciting netball and an enjoyable day for all whatever the ability of the teams. The weather was kind with a sunny day, but not too warm though there were some red faces by the last matches.
The High 5 event was won by Charnwood Blue with Brigg & District runners up.
The Under 12 event winners were Futureprint with Market Harborough Meerkats second.
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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.email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.