Congratulations to Hucclecote A and Randwick Jet U16 teams who were winners and runners-up of the Gloucestershire County tournament held today at Bentham Country Club.
A strong performance from Randwick U16s saw them continue their successes in the U14 age group last season.
Both teams now go through to the Netball South West U16 regional league and will play teams from across the north of the region, starting in November and running through until March.
The county U14 tournament was also held today. The winners and runners-up were Hucclecote A and Old Chelts A.
Gloucestershire Netball is launching a new regular newsletter, featuring county and selected club news, including coaching and umpiring course and workshop information.
The newsletter starts this September! Subscribe now!
It is designed to compliment the official announcements we already send out to clubs via their club secretaries.
The newsletter is open to anyone - you don't need to be a member of a club to subscribe!
We encourage you to invite friends, supporters, parent and volunteers to sign up too - anyone that might be interested in netball in the county.
England Netball recently announced Make the Game Live 2012, a weekend of events being held in Birmingham from the 21st to the 23rd September, including:
- National Coaching Conference (Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September)
- Goalden Globe Awards (Saturday 22nd September)
- International Netball Series England vs Jamaica opening match (Friday 21st September)
An important part of this weekend is the two day Coaching Conference, with a specific focus on supporting and developing coaches working within Regional, County and Satellite Academies.
Lesley Thomas, Gloucestershire Netball Chair, was awarded the South West Mary Bulloch Administration Award last weekend for outstanding contribution to the development of netball by way of administration.
Lesley said “I am really honoured and surprised by this award as the other nominees each had significant experience and had made a real impact in their own counties. I feel that this award is a testament to the hard work that all the volunteers on the County Management Group have put in over the years to the running and development of netball in Gloucestershire - they have all been hugely supportive me in my role as Chair.”
(read on for photos from the event)
Hucclecote Netball Club are holding a Charity Mixed Netball tournament on Sunday 15th July at Bentham Country Club in aid of the Carly Taylor Trust Fund.
On the 5th November 2011 Carly had a tragic accident which resulted in her breaking her neck in 3 places, leaving her paralysed from the neck down.
Carly played for Hucclecote Netball Club for 3 years from 2008 - 2011.
As a result of her accident Carly spent time in Odstock Spinal Unit in Salisbury Hospital, but is now home in Cornwall on the long road to recovery. Carly is adamant that she will prove to everyone that she is a fighter and will regain movement and be able to walk again.