As part of England Netball's #Big Summer of Netball, Netball South West are hosting a Summer Festival exclusively for 16 – 25 year olds, details below:
When: Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Where: Dorcan Lesiure Centre & Netball Dome, St Paul's Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5BY
Who: Teams across the south west region with players who are between the ages of 16 and 25 (inclusive). All standards welcome
Timings: 11am – 4pm
Cost: £10 per team entry fee
What: A fun, friendly summer festival. Teams will be pooled according to ability, prizes awarded to the winners, raffle in aid of Cancer Research UK
Time: 4.00pm - 6.45pm (arrive from 3.45pm for prompt start at 4.00pm)
Cost: £7.00 (Gloucestershire Netball affiliated members)
or £10.00 (Non-Gloucestershire or non-affiliated)
Booking form: http://goo.gl/forms/Uv8kJmclbCjZjW6n2
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 a workshop will be compulsory for all umpires in the county who wish to continue umpiring from September 2016. Clubs without an umpire should also send a representative.
The courses are limited to 45 places each, on a first-come first-served basis. Please complete a separate booking form per applicant. Payment is by internet bank transfer - details will be advised after you have booked.
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!