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, Tewkesbury, The Forest and surrounding areas.
The May Dent tournament was held at Cheltenham Ladies College on Saturday 18th May. Twelve school teams from around the county took part in the event which is held annually in memory of the former mayor of Cheltenham and chair of Gloucestershire Counity Netball Association.
The winners and runners up of the two sections played off in semi-finals to give the eventual finalists, High School for Girls in Gloucester and Pate's Grammar School. A tense final saw Pate's triumph for the second year running, to the delight of Caroline Mackenzie, who is ending her coaching role after many years' association with the school as a teacher and netball coach, "this will be my last May Dent tournament, and it is great to leave on a high note".
Full results are available here
Gloucestershire were invited along with Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire to take part in a Severn Stars U17 Inter County Tournament at Worcester Arena today.
Hosted by the Severn Stars Senior Squad, athletes took part in a masterclass of defending, shooting or mid court, followed by competitive game play in the afternoon. Glos athletes won each of their games comfortably and came top of the leaderboard with 15 points. Shooting player of the day was awarded to our own Alex Baird - well done Alex!
Jo Baker, County Performance Lead said "So proud of all the girls, a great effort by all and thanks to parents and supporters for cheering us all on!"
GCNA are looking for a new Performance Lead to manage the Performance Pathway within the County and ensure the effective delivery of the England Netball programme.
These are exciting times for netball in our County, as the new Superleague franchise Severn Stars continues to develop grass roots links with athlete development across all age groups.
- Link with England Netball’s Performance Manager as the County representative
- Work with the NDO, schools and junior clubs to ensure netball athletes are given the opportunity to perform at an elite level
- Liaise with the Head County Scout and Coaching Secretary to run trials and game days
- Administer the 5 x netball academies and liaise with parents, athletes and coaches to ensure they run smoothly and efficiently.
Please send your expression of interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For an informal chat, you can speak with Jo Baker outside of normal office hours on 07799 841136. Application closing date is Friday 10th February 2017.
Christmas is always seen as a special time of year, but this is not the case for everyone. The expense and expectation can place a real strain on any family, but particularly those living in poverty, or facing homelessness or family breakdown. There are also many lonely and vulnerable young people and adults who simply have nobody to be with at this time of year.
Gloucestershire Netball is proud to support Hamper Scamper, CCP’s Christmas Giving Scheme, designed to spread a little cheer to some of the most disadvantaged children, young people, families and vulnerable adults at Christmas. This year, we asked you to donate family hampers (or smaller hampers if you cannot supply all the items) containing the following items.
A massive 1,065 food hampers went out to disadvantaged families, young persons and the elderly throughout Gloucestershire this year and over 3,000 presents to children. It was a massive undertaking but well worth the effort.
A big thank you to the clubs that were involved in collecting food for Hamper Scamper, with special thanks going to United, Tigers, Hucclecote and Survivors.
A match and two training balls have been awarded to Hucclecote who collected the most food this year!
Cost: £40 course fee + £20 refundable deposit (two cheques payable to "GCNA")
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Gloucestershire Netball is holding an Into Officiating Award course in Gloucester/Cheltenham on Sunday 19th February.
This course is the first step on the pathway to becoming a qualified Into Officiating Award-level umpire (i.e. to umpire in divisions 4-5 of the County League). It replaces the old Beginner Award course.
If you or an umpire you know is interested in taking the first step on the umpiring ladder then it is highly recommended that you/they attend this course, which is now an essential start to the umpiring award pathway.