The Gloucestershire County Netball Association (GCNA) was first set up in 1956, with the aim of setting up a formal structure for netball competition within the county.
We administer netball in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester, Stroud, The Forest and surrounding areas.
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Challengers Netball Club are running four Introduction to Umpiring sessions, starting on Wednesday 8th May.
These session are an introduction to umpiring netball and prepare participants with knowledge of rules and umpire competencies to umpire at a basic level. With summer league due to start on 3rd June this introductory course would benefit those that are thinking of doing their umpiring but would like some insight before officiating a match. You could then use the summer league as a venue to practice but remember you will need a mentor to work with you at Summer league.
Gloucestershire Netball are planning a Beginners Pre-Assessment day on 3rd August (TBC) – For those that have managed to get their practice in over the summer there may be an opportunity to come along and be pre-assessed to check you are ready to take your Beginner Award – further information on this day will follow.
Dates of sessions: May 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th - 2013
Venue: Tewkesbury School
Time: 18.30 – 19.30
Cost: £25 for the four sessions
For more information please contact Bev Davis on beve...@rocketmedical.com or 07971 541316
Hucclecote Tornadoes and Upton Ladies were both victorious in a busy day of netball cup finals at Bentham on Saturday 20 April.
In the final of the Gloucestershire Bateman Shield, Tornadoes beat Survivors 63-53 in a closely fought match.
The Tornadoes squad is made up of Under-16 players and also included Under-13 player Jane Taylor. They are fresh from finishing as runners up in the South West Under-16 regional finals in Plymouth last weekend, making them among the top 18 teams in their age group in the country.
This year's Annual General Meeting of the Gloucestershire County Netball Association will take place on Wednesday 22 May.
What is the AGM about?
- To review the financial situation of the County Association
- To review the main activities during the season
- To give clubs the opportunity to have their say; this is done by clubs submitting proposals for rule changes (or suggestions about the County's approach)
- To nominate members of the Management Group into post
Sportbeat in association with Gloucestershire Netball would like to invite your club to enter a team or teams into a 2 day tournament, on July 5th-7th. The tournament will be part of the Sportbeat Festival of Sports, Music and Family Fun to be held at Oxstalls Sports Park, Plock Court.
There will be amazing event throughout the Festival weekend including national/local live music, family entertainment, rugby sevens, summer clash (cross-fit), wheelchair rugby, camping, partying, quality food and so much more.
Festival team entry
We would love you to support this event as proceeds will go towards the start-up of a "Little League" in our County and also the Carly Taylor Trust to help former-Gloucestershire player Carly with her rehabilitation.
The entry fee for the tournament is based on 10 people, and in addition to the entry includes a weekend all access pass to the Festival itself making it really good value for money!
Normal ticket prices are £50 whereas a team entry for 10 players is £300 making a saving of £20 per person!
There are three categroies of competition:
- Challenge Cup (competitive)
- Social Shield (for fun)
- Mixed Bag (up to 3 men)
On Friday 5 July, from 2pm-5pm we are also holding netball tournaments for school teams in Year groups 7, 8 and 9 and would like to invite the county's schools to send one or even more than one netball team to represent them.
Entry will be FREE for all school teams and the members of the winning team in each age group will each receive a free weekend family pass to the festival on Saturday and Sunday.
Is there someone in your club or in the wider Netball community who volunteers their time and effort to help keep your club or team going?
Is it your coach, or an umpire, or a parent who comes to every training session and match. It could be your oldest member who has been with the club for years doing everything from play, umpire, collecting match fees, ordering kit, setting up your junior section. It might be someone who is there supporting your team, enabling you to play the game that you love.
Whoever it is, surely they deserve your thanks and some recognition for all their hard work? You can give them your thanks and recognition by nominating them for a volunteer award. The nominations will be judged by an independent panel and the winners announced at our annual county awards evening on Friday 10th May at the University of Gloucestershire.