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

Net 10 for Life: 11th-24th February 2013

Cancer Research UK

Gloucestershire Netball is pleased to announce that between the 11th-24th February 2013 we will be encouraging all clubs/teams in the county to raise money through Netball South West's Net 10 for Life for Cancer Research.

What does Net 10 for Life involve?

All matches played between 11th-24th February will help contribute to the fundraising. Each team pledges to donate 10p per goal scored in their weekly fixture. So for example:

Pink Ladies Netball Club 45 (£4.50) v Western Park Ladies 33 (£3.30)
Total pledge from each team = £7.80

Umpires are also encouraged to get involved, by swapping their whites for some pinks, and rounding any donations up to the nearest pound.

Please donate via www.justgiving.com/teams/englandnetball or if you prefer, you can pot your collected cash into an envelope and put in the Bentham box - I will then arrange a consolidated donation from Gloucestershire.

Please note 10p per goal is a guide - if teams wish to donate more it would be welcomed!

More information
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Thank you and good luck!

Hucclecote A win the Gloucestershire Under-14 netball league

Hucclecote A (black & red), playing Old Chelts A (blue & white)

Hucclecote A have won the county Under-14 netball league, remaining unbeaten after the last round of matches at Bentham Country Club.

They faced rivals Old Chelts A and Stroud Hornets who finished second and third respectively.

Old Chelts found it difficult to break down the Hucclecote defence, who performed magnificently with a series of key interceptions.

Several of the Hucclecote squad had also played in the Regional Schools tournament in Bournemouth the previous day, representing Chosen Hill School.

This saw them tire towards the end of the match, but not before they had managed to run out winners with a score of 9-5.

Mini Netball Festival for Division 4 & 5 teams and Back to Netballers

We would like to invite all County League Division 4 & 5 teams and Back to Netballers to a Mini Netball Festival.

Date: Sunday 17 February 2013
Time: 11am-4pm
Venue: Football Dome, Bentham Country Club, Gloucester
Cost: £20 (+£25 refundable deposit), maximum squad size 10

Please bring your own bibs, balls (match balls will be provided) and umpire. The umpire must be working towards their C award or above. If this is a problem, please let us know as soon as possible.

On the day we will also be raising money for England Netball's charity of the year, Cancer Research UK. Please could each team bring a raffle prize and some small change.

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