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.
Nominated athletes who have been handed an Invitation to Screening letter by their school teacher or club coach.
Congratulations and well done to Challengers Rockets who secured a place in the south west's regional league division 3 for next season. They won four of their matches and drew one against the top teams from other county leagues in the south west, at the regional league play-offs which were held at the University of the West of England in Bristol on Sunday 22nd May.
They replace Gloucester Ladies who spent last season in RL3 and who will be back in Glos Prem next season.
Rockets will be joined in RL3 by Bristol Storm from the Avon League.
Despite finishing third in the regular league season, Hucclecote still had a chance to qualify for the National finals if they were successful at the regional play-offs on Sunday 24th April at Clifton College in Bristol, with the top four teams in Division 1 of the regional under 14 league playing each other in short format matches.
Hucclecote struggled to get started in their first match and lost heavily 5-19 against Ferns who were the eventual champions. They re-grouped and with a comfortable 20-12 win over Team Bath it was all down to the last match against Poole Emeralds to see who would qualify as runners-up. This was a tense affair with Hucclecote managing to establish a narrow lead going into the final quarter, where they held on to win 17-12.
With Ferns from Dorset, Hucclecote now represent the south west region at the National Under 14 club finals to be held at Redbridge in Esesx on 28/29 May. Good luck girls!
Hucclecote's under 16 squad travelled to Plymouth on Sunday 17 April for the south west's play-off finals. Although finishing first in the regular league they still had to compete against Jersey's Team Jets, Team Bath and Lawn from Swindon to qualify for the national finals. In a tense competition they won all their matches to be crowned Netball South West under 16 champions, with Team Jets also qualifying as runners-up.
We wish the squad good luck in the National finals to be held in Newcastle on 30 April/1st May.
In order to disseminate information on the rules changes that will affect all matches in Gloucestershire from September 2016, we plan to hold two New Rules Workshops.
These workshops are designed for umpires, coaches and players to learn about the rules changes, how they affect the application of rules and what the changes mean for players.
In addition, attending one of the two workshops will be compulsory for all umpires in the county who wish to continue umpiring from September 2016.
The workshops are currently planned for 7-9pm on Tuesday 7th June and Wednesday 27th July. Further details will be confirmed in due course.