SportBeat Festival, Gloucester 5th-7th July

Sportbeat: Music & Sport Festival July 5-7, Gloucester 2013

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)

More information and team entry

Schools Tournament

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.

Information letter
School team entry form

Love your Volunteers!

Gloucestershire Netball Volunteer Awards

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.

Chosen Hill School U15s are champions again

Chosen Hill School at the May Dent Tournament

Chosen Hill School U15 netball team are county champions again for the third time in the last four years.

Twelve U15 netball teams from schools across the county met at Cheltenham Ladies College on Saturday 16 March to compete for the May Dent trophy, named in memory of Cheltenham's former mayor and past-chair of Gloucestershire Netball Association.

The stand-out leaders after the group stages were Chosen Hill who won all five matches of their matches, scoring 74 goals while only conceding 9 goals.

Hucclecote on the verge of a clean sweep in junior league

Hucclecote U12 (black and red) vs Challengers (blue)

The final rounds of the Under 12 and Under 13 leagues were held on Sunday 24th February at Bentham Country Club, who also sponsor the junior leagues.

At the start of the day Hucclecote and Randwick were at the top of the table, lying first and second respectively. Both teams held their nerve and won their final three matches, with Randwick keeping Old Chelts A from the runner-up spot. Old Chelts A also won their final matches, but had not done enough in the earlier rounds to gain the second place.

Netball Festival in aid of Cancer Research UK

Gloucester Ladies (blue & green) vs Severn Sapphires (blue & white)

On Sunday 17th February over 50 netballers came together to compete in the Gloucestershire Netball Festival in aid of Cancer Research UK. Six teams entered, four from the Gloucestershire County Netball League (divisions four and five) and two Back to Netball teams from the county.

The tournament was a round robin format and the overall winners were Gloucester Ladies Netball Club. In total over £90 was raised for Cancer Research UK, England Netball's official partner.

Amy Luker, from Alveston Phoenix Back to Netball club, who competed on Sunday said: "Our team was a combination of two Back to Netball clubs (Phoenix and Alveston) and this is the second tournament we have done together. They are a great way for players to gain experience and to build their confidence on the court."

Back to Netball runs throughout the country and currently in Gloucestershire there is a programme running at Tewkesbury Sports Hall on a Thursday evening, 8.30pm - 9.30pm, costing only £4. More details

Syndicate content
Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook