Coach required in Leicestershire
Sense Valley NC have two teams playing in the Loughborough Town League and require a coach for their training sessions on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9pm at Ibstock Community College to help improve their play. If you are interested in this position, please contact Liz Clark on 07973 743102 or email@example.com
Posted 12 January
New Regional Manager Appointed
We are delighted to announce that Olivia Murphy has been appointed to the post of East Midlands Regional Manager and will take up the role from 1st March. Olivia has been Head Coach at Loughborough University for several years and has played and coached Loughborough Lightning as well as formerly captaining England. Olivia will be a great addition to the team and we look forward to welcoming her on 1st March.
Posted 12 January
Back to Netball gets into the Festive Spirit
On Tuesday 11th December 2012, 65 enthusiastic ladies attended the Nottinghamshire Back to Netball Christmas Festival that was held at Lee Westwood Sports Centre, Nottingham Trent University. Seven teams where formed from several Back to Netball sessions across Nottinghamshire from Portland leisure Centre; Clifton Leisure Centre; Nottingham Community Sports Ltd; Nottingham Girls High School; Long Eaton; Eastwood and Aldercar. For the majority of the ladies this Festival was their first competitive netball since being at school and the excitement and passion they portrayed seemed to take them back to their school years.
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Posted 09 January
International Series announced and clothing store launched
Volunteers required for test series
Volunteers are needed to support the England v Australia Test Series in January. Volunteers are required for all three Test Matches, but particularly the Birmingham NIA fixture in the West Midlands. For information on what roles are required, see the attached advert. Applications will be taken until Wednesday 19th December (by post) or Friday 21st December (by email). This is a great opportunity if you want to get close to the action and excitement of a test match so apply now!
Posted 18 December
Saturday 2nd February saw 11 Back to Netball teams from across the East Midlands descend on Soar Valley College, Leicester for the 2013 East Midlands Back to Netball Tournament.
Loughborough Lightning’s Head Coach Olivia Murphy and player Lauren Massey put the ladies through their paces with a pre-tournament warm-up consisting of some stretching, team games and ball work (including a few rogue rugby balls!) before the real competition began. Each team played the other teams once throughout the day meaning 10 games and 80 minutes netball- a big task for some people who have only been playing netball for 10 weeks.
The first few games allowed the ladies to remember what they had learnt in their sessions; get used to playing with each other as for some, this was their first netball match, and warm up in what was a fairly cold netball centre in early February. By a couple of games in, the competition came out and you could see each team doing their best to get the ball up the court; score goals and win points.
Although tired by the end of the day, everyone said they had fun and some have even asked when and where next years tournament will be!
A huge thank you to all the teams taking part, but also to the many volunteers who turned out to sell teas and coffees; time; score and umpire the games- we couldn’t have done it without any of you!
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