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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07545 924954.
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