Hucclecote Announce New Coach for the 2015-16 Season
Hucclecote Netball Club is pleased to announce ex Welsh International and Superleague Player Jamilla Abbot as their New Premier Division One Club Coach.
Jamilla brings with her a wealth of playing experience having represented Wales at two Commonwealth Games and two World Championships. Jamilla has played in the Superleague for Celtic Dragons for four years, and Northumbria for one season. Alongside this, she has represented Hucclecote on and off since 2005.
Jamilla gained her UKCC L2 Qualification in 2013 and is currently finishing her UKCC L3. Having worked alongside Melissa Hyndman as the assistant coach for Celtic Dragon for two years, Hucclecote are thrilled to announce this new appointment.
Jamilla said “I am really excited at the prospect of taking on the challenge of Lead Coach for Hucclecote in the Premiership. Hucclecote’s reputation as a performance club is second to none and I am looking forward to the start of the new season”
Fresh from being crowned champions of the Gloucestershire Netball County League, Gloucester Ladies travelled to UWE Bristol today to take part in the play-offs to enter South West Regional League division 3.
The play-offs were a round-robin tournament against six other teams from the south west region. Their first match against Whitchurch (Avon) was a 15-15 draw, followed by another draw 10-10 against Raychem (Wiltshire).
Having finished in first place in Division 1 of the South West U16 Regional League, it was up to Hucclecote Panthers to prove themselves in the play-offs to get to the national finals last Sunday.
Their U14 team mates had already secured their place in nationals almost a month before, finishing second in the South West U14 Finals at Bath University on 21st March.
Panthers, who are sponsored by Peter Hickman Hairdressers, also played their final play-off matches at Bath University, against the other top three clubs in their league.
Only the top two teams from play-offs would earn a place at the nationals, but having won all 12 league matches this season, Panthers went into the South West play-offs as favourites and certainly showed why - winning all three matches on the day by a comfortable margin.
“This was an awesome display of netball at the highest of level,” commented Coach Gilly Salter, “thanks must go to the very supportive management team and to the parent volunteers for their support throughout, and particularly to Sarah Taylor, Team Manager who has completed a sterling role this season.”
Summer League 2015 starts on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday evenings from w/c 27th April for approx. 10 weeks.
Entries must be received by 15th April so don't delay if you haven't entered yet!
Teams will be entered on a first come first served basis. We can cater for 8 teams on each night. If demand exceeds that more slots will be added.
Teams don't have to use affiliated players for Summer league so this might be a good opportunity to extend the reaches of your club!