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.
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.
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.