On Sunday 14th July Wendy Chandler, Stroud Ladies Netball Club's Junior Head Coach, was awarded the Grassroots Coach Award 2013 at the Netball South West's Goalden Globe Awards 2013, held at Taunton School.
The prestigious award was in recognition of Wendy's undeniable commitment to setting up and sustaining Stroud Ladies NC's junior section. In just three seasons, the junior section has grown to over 50 members and Wendy's ever present figure at training sessions and on the side-lines has helped teams produce their best ever results this season.
Netball Summer Camps are being held at Prior Park Preparatory School, Cricklade for 12-15 year old girls on 19-21 August, run by Gilly Salter, and Year 4-6 girls on 29-30 August, run by Katie Noonan.
Gilly is an ex England Netball U23 captain and is a Talent & Performance coach/scout for England Netball. Katie is a Level 3 coach and one of Gloucestershire's leading coaches, coaching at County and Regional level.
For further details and entry forms contact Natalie Stone on 01793 754413 or email: nst...@priorpark.co.uk
Challengers Netball Club are running pre-season fitness circuits in Tewkesbury on Wednesday eveings this July and August, open to anyone!
Dates: Wednesdays - 24th & 31st July; 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th August
Cost: £1.50, open to all
Venue: Tewkesbury School
For more information, please contact Challengers Netball Club.
Gloucestershire's School Games County High 5 Netball Final took place on Friday 14th June at Cheltenham College. Each of the five district winners and runners up came together to compete in the Final.
Ashton Keynes Primary School, representing the Cotswold district, were the runners up of their group round so progressed through to the semi finals. There they met King's Junior School (winners of the other group round) and won 2-1, qualifying them for the final against Leckhampton Primary School.
Ashton Keynes beat Leckhampton 3-2 in a nail biting final to be crowed the School Games County High 5 Champions 2013.
Julie Andrews, Team Manger of Ashton Keynes High 5 Netball Club, said: "I'm very proud of the girls performance, they're committed, very talented and have a great sense of sportsmanship and maturity which makes them a joy to coach.
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.