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Our Netball Academy focuses on participation for all, with the team playing in the AOC League. There is also potential for a further development team to play in a different league. Both options provide a comprehensive Netball pathway for students looking to progress in the sport.
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We take the health and well-being of all our Netballers very seriously and as a region, we would advocate that our coaches and key personnel attend the MIND 'Mental Health in Sport'.
For anyone who is struggling with issues at the moment, please visit the MIND website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/
The finals took place at the University of Worcester Arena on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019.
Congratulations to Market Harborough coming 4th and Briggs coming 13th after very tough draw in the second stage of the competition ...!!!!!
Well done to all of the players, coaches, officials, supporters and volunteers for a fantastic weekend of Netball...!!!
The tournament was played on Sunday 7th April 2019 between two teams from each of the five Counties, using a “Round Robin” format.
The standard of competition was good – it seems to increase every year with the height of the players! There were a number of close matches with18 of the 45 results being within 3 goals. All the teams seemed to enjoy themselves and gain from the experience with matches played in a good spirit over a long day.
The eventual winners were Brigg and District, with Market Harborough Meerkats beating Northampton Storm to second place by 1 point.
Brigg and Market Harborough will go on the represent the Region at the National Finals to be held on May 25th/26th 2019 at the University of Worcester Arena.
We wish them every success.
The tournament was played on Sunday 19th May 2019 at NUSA. There were 16 entries so the tournament was organised in two groups of 8 teams with play-offs for final positions.
The standard of competition was good – it seems to increase every year with the height of the players and there were a number of close matches. All the teams seemed to enjoy themselves and gain from the experience with matches played in a good spirit over a long day. The weather stayed fine and warm despite some threatening clouds so the hastily erected gazebos were not needed.
The eventual winners were Cliftonettes Black , with Brigg and District in second place
Loughborough Lightning Netball is pleased to welcome Alex Styan to our coaching team as she takes up the role of Lightning Netball Coach and Senior Community Officer.
Styan will spearhead the revamped Lightning Community Programme, which will focus on offering more quality sessions for developing netballers across the East Midlands region, as well as providing the opportunity for more engaging coach education for aspiring coaches and teachers.
Alex will also lead the expansion of the Lightning Academy Programme, with the focus being on education for coaches who are on our pathway and development for the Lightning athletes in our pathway. Through the role, Styan will continue to build positive working relationships with East Midland’s schools, to support the growth of performance netball within the region.
Of her new role Styan said:
“I am really looking forward to starting my new role and using my diverse netball experience to have a positive impact at Loughborough Lightning. I am excited about getting involved in the Lightning community with coaches and players. I have already been a part of the selectors team this season, identifying talented players who will have an impact both this season, and in the future.”
Of the appointment Franchise Director Olivia Murphy added:
“In addition to the boundless enthusiasm Alex brings to this role she has expertise and experience in developing and mentoring coaches and running community camps. Alex will be the perfect addition to our team and I can’t wait for her to start with us here at Loughborough Lightning.”
Styan joins Lightning from her main role as Sheffield Hallam’s Netball Head Coach, and will be in post later this month.
East Midlands Regional Netball Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday 24th June 2018
at Yew Lodge Hotel, Packington Hill, Kegworth, Derby, DE74 2DF Tel: 01509 672518
Registration 11.00am – 11.30am Start
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Sunday 19th November saw the first of the new season’s Back to Netball Festivals held in Lincoln at Deans Sports Centre. Nine teams from programmes across Lincolnshire and Bassetlaw entered. All of this year’s teams are from the new programmes in Grantham, Washingborough, Sleaford Lincoln, Worksop and Retford. It was great to see so many new faces having their first experience of competition. Medals were awarded to the the top three Sleaford, Washingborough, and Grantham. All teams received a new match ball ready for the next time.
Next festival February 18 th 2018 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
400 guests from across the county descended on the Showground on Thursday 2 November for the thirteenth Lincolnshire Sports Awards. Lincolnshire Netball were finalists in four categories just losing out to Parkrun and cricket:
Winners from the world of sport were joined by businesses, schools, universities and local communities in a glittering evening of inspiring sporting and volunteering success stories.
Photo, Robyn Rogers, Carol Fletcher, Louise Key, Christine Stewart, Wendy Broad
The ‘Guys V Girls’ Charity Netball Tournament returned to Middlecott Sports & Fitness Centre this summer after a year out to kick start the battle of the sexes once again.
Lovingly named 'Balls V Boobs', the focus for 2017 was firmly on the two chosen charities - The Movember Foundation for the guys and Breast Cancer Care for the girls.
8 teams of guys and 8 teams of girls took part in the tournament, some returning for the third year and others playing for the first time. Team names included Wonder Women, Breast is Best, Ball Busters, Don't Blame it on Height! and Kent Touch This! who spent the morning playing a round robin against the rest of the teams and the usual backdrop of sarcastic netball jokes and guy and girl themed songs to get everyone in the mood! Teams were then ranked in order of position ahead of afternoon play-offs.
Fighting off all the competition, returning teams Aphrodite and Kirton Killerz took top spots for the girls and guys and faced the final showdown to be number one overall. The guys got off to a shaky start while the girls experience took them quickly into the lead by half time. Battle continued and the guys pulled it back but the girls tactics had the edge and once again the reigning champions won the day with a final score 0f 10-7 to Team Aphrodite. The standard of play was certainly raised and with more and more of the men bringing some game, the fun and competitive nature of the tournament made for a fantastic days entertainment.
Awards went to:
Best Guy - Sean Band (Kirton Killerz)
Best Girl - Hollie Dawson (Lunachicks)
Bad Boy - Perry Spratt (Kirton Killerz)
Wooden Spoon Award - The Chisams (fighting off Balls are Better 4-2)
Runners Up - Kirton Killerz
Winners - Team Aphrodite
Combined with the family fun day that ran alongside the tournament, the event managed to raise a fantastic £2400 for the charities involved. Event organisers Clare, Ellen, Rachel, Lindsay, Laura and Kate would like to say a massive thank-you to everyone who entered a team, umpired and sponsored the event - Middlecott Sports and Fitness Centre, SM Kent Ltd, Taylored Security Services and JD Betts Plumbing. Bring on next year!!!
For more information please email: GuysVGirls@outlook.com
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.