An "I heart Junior Netball Festival" is taking place at Butlins Skegness from 16th – 19th May 2014. Teams are required in the following age groups: U12 (7 a side); U14 and U16. For further information see the Sport Experiences website. Teams from the East Midlands wishing to discuss availability and possible discounts for non accommodation/food packages should contact Emily at Tri North on 020 3176 0568 or firstname.lastname@example.org from 24th April.
The Regional U16 competition took place on 23rd March and 13th April and the results were:
1st: Charnwood 43 points
2nd: Brigg 41 points
3rd: Sleaford Barge 35 points
4th: Ripley 33 points
5th: Clifton Jade 27 points
6th: Rutland 24 points
7th: Northants JMs 21 points
8th: Futureprint 16 points
9th: Pennine 9 points
10th: Clifton Gold 3 points
The winners and runners-up of the Regional U16s will go forward to the National Finals on 24th/25th May in Redbridge.
These sessions will provide an overview of the role of Strength and Conditioning in Athletic Development followed by some updates from Northamptonshire Sport and networking. They are free to attend:
Strength and Conditioning Master Classes (£10 per session)
Master Class 1 – Programming and Planning, 8th May, Moulton College, 6.30-9.30pm
An introduction to maximising the individual potential of athletic development through the management of training loads
Master Class 2 – How Fast Can you Stop, 22nd May, Benham Sports Arena, 6-9pm
Highlighting the importance of coaching deceleration and landing techniques in injury prevention and improving change of direction performance.
Master Class 3 – Minimal Equipment Strength Training, 12th June, Moulton College, 6.30-9.30pm
An overview of key exercises and how to implement them using minimal equipment to maximise strength and power gains.
For more information or to book – see the Northamptonshire Sport website
The Trust was established in 1984 as a charitable trust. It is a non-profit making educational charity, registered with the Charities Commission and its aims are to support individuals and organisations in the development of sport for young people (u21). To date the Trust has supported a wide range of projects from contributions towards development/improvement of facilities, contributions for equipment for newly established clubs, bursaries for attendees on relevant courses and contributions towards the relocation costs of England players for their education and netball training.
Due to its expenditure on deserving projects and the decrease in income, the Trust currently does not have the resources to continue as an effective provider of financial support for the development of sport for young people. The Trust has therefore been looking at alternative sources of funding, one of which is fundraising- the objective would be to generate a minimum of £10,000 per annum (net of costs etc). If you have fundraising expertise and are interested in fundraising for the Youth Trust please contact the Trust on email@example.com by 30th April 2014.
A junior tournament is to be held by Duston NC in Northamptonshire. Groups include High 5; U12; U14 and U16 and will take place on Sunday 15th June at Duston School. For more information see their poster. Closing date for entries is Thursday 29th May.
The Regional League Play offs took place on 6th April and provided some very competitive and skilful games. The first game between Lincoln City and Sleaford Barge was particularly close with Lincoln City just forging ahead in the last few minutes to win 34 - 31. Spectators were treated to six excellent games with Charnwood and Lincoln City securing places in Division 1 next season, while Falcons and Sleaford Barge will play in Division 2. Click Here to see the Full result table
1st Charnwood 15 points
2nd Lincoln City 12 points
3rd Sleaford Barge 8 points
4th Falcons 1 point
Sue Collin was recently awarded a Torch Trophy Award for her service to netball in many voluntary capacities including Officiating tutor and mentor as well as the East Midlands Regional Chair. Sue was presented with her trophy by HRH the Princess Royal in London. Visit their website for further information and a full report. Well done Sue- a great achievement!
We’re very happy to announce that 6 schools from the East Midlands went to the National School Finals and despite coming up against some tough competition, all performed well and had a great day out! Results for our schools were:
Leicestershire and Rutland Sport are recruiting the above post. If you or any contacts you have are interested in the vacancy, please visit their website at www.lrsport.org/job/92465
Netball enthusiasts aged 14-16 who are thinking of enrolling at Moulton College on the Level 3 Diploma in Sport are invited to attend a Netball Academy Training Day on Wednesday 9th April.
For further details, see their advert
Want to improve your netball skills? Join the Tresham Academy of Sport in Corby, Northamptonshire. For further details, view their advert
England Netball recently made available funding through the Club Starter Fund. We are delighted to announce that Vixens; Bourne Again NC and Slanneys Shooters from the East Midlands have all been successful in receiving funding.
To find out about future funding available, please contact your Netball Development Officer
Nottinghamshire CNA are looking to appoint a Performance TSG Lead to ensure the effective delivery of academy and satellite programmes on behalf of the association. The position is voluntary with reasonable expenses and is home based but with regular meetings in Nottinghamshire.
If you would like further details about the vacancy contact firstname.lastname@example.org or download the Job Description and Application form.
The closing date for applications is Friday 25th April.
England Netball are hosting a number of summer camps and we need coaches to support the delivery. Included in the schedule are two taking place in the East Midlands. For further information on dates, venues, and how to apply (for all coaching roles at all camps) see the England Netball recruitment page
We are recruiting a volunteer to undertake the role of Regional Performance Programme Coordinator. For more information about the role, see the advert and job description. For further information contact email@example.com or if interested, complete the application form below
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Sleaford Barge NC are to hold their annual netball tournament on Saturday 6th September 2014. To secure your place in this popular tournament, return the booking form early and avoid disappointment.
Click Here to download the booking form
England Netball are recruiting tutors to deliver our coaching and officiating courses. Courses have been arranged for interested participants and details can be found on the England Netball website.
The course local to the East Midlands is due to take place on:
18th and 19th October and 16th November 2014 at Holiday Inn Coventry
The Regional U14 Tournament ran smoothly in the first glorious sunshine of the year with some excellent netball from ten competitive teams. Futureprint were the clear winners with 8 victories out of 9 matches, only losing to their county compatriots, Northants JMs. The battle for second place was only settled in the last round but one, when Northants JMs and Cliftonettes finished level with 7 wins each, with Northants JMs joining Futureprint at the National Finals on goal average. Final placings were:
The University of Leicester Netball Club are looking for a Level 2 qualified netball coach for the 2014/2015 season. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in County or Regional coaching. Some fitness and/or strength and conditioning qualification would be beneficial. The club currently trains around 7-8 hours per week and you will be required at all sessions. The successful candidate will also be required to attend some home matches (these take place on Wednesday afternoons/evening); Pay level will be dependent on qualification and past experience.
As the club's training runs in relation to the university term times, the coach will be required from September 2014 to May 2015, which we would be happy to look at extending into the following season. Coaches will be classified as Self Employed.
Club Details- The club's 1st team are currently looking at a promotion where they will be moving into BUCS Division 2A/B. The 2nd team are currently in 2nd place in BUCs Division 5B; and the 3rd team are also looking at a promotion from BUCS Division 6B into BUCS Division 5A/B. There is also a Development squad which currently trains separately and is also involved with the university's intramural sessions. If interested, please contact Ian Thursfield (University of Leicester Students Union Administrator) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, outlining what qualification(s) you hold and any past coaching experience.
Women and Girls from Back to Netball programmes across the county took part in the Northamptonshire Back to Netball Festival at Moulton Sports Complex on Saturday 22nd February. Over 60 ladies took to the court and played a round robin tournament to compete for winners and runners up places. Volunteer umpires, coaches and table officials assisted on the day and Bev Burnham, Vice Chair from Northants County Netball Association presented the awards.
The top four places were all to play for and it came down to the last match which determined the final placing’s. Runners up were Manor Red’s from a back to Netball programme run by Karen Tofte at Manor Sports Centre and the winning team playing their first ever netball match was ‘Raven’s A from Wellingborough. Kelly Walker Netball Development Officer for Northamptonshire said ‘It was a fabulous day. Many of the ladies were playing their first competitive match and the standard of netball was high, especially with some of the ladies having not played since they were at school. The festival is a great way of bringing together players, volunteers coaches and officials to showcase the fantastic work everyone is doing.’
For more information on netball opportunities contact Kelly Walker email@example.com or 07545 924954.
sports coach UK in partnership with the England Coaching Network, Governing Bodies of Sport and the Home Countries has updated the Funding Opportunities for Coaching in The UK guide. The guide contains information on funding available in the UK to support coaching and is available to download from http://goo.gl/Oormuu
ScUK funding support for coaches continues via Twitter where the @scUKCoachFund account will provide up to the minute funding information for coaches.
Broxtowe sport in Nottingham have launched their walking netball scheme. This is for over 50s who feel that their netball days are over. The mixed sessions have one rule - no running! Skills are learned in a fun environment and games are played in the social sessions.
For further information see the leaflet or their website
A qualified netball coach/umpire/teacher is required for sessions working with children of all abilities U10 - U13 on a Wednesday afternoon at Foremarke Hall Prep School. There may be some work on a Tuesday 11-1pm with girls 12/13 years old. Some umpiring of school matches/tournaments may be available on a Saturday afternoon. We would require start as soon as possible this term.
Please contact: Mrs Sam Mansfield, Director of Sport via email on firstname.lastname@example.org