Net 10 for Life has started! For the fortnight 2nd to 16th March 2014, especially the Gloucestershire league fixtures on 15th and 16th March, every team, club, league, college, school, university, Back to Netball group is invited to take part in this fantastic initiative pledging to donate 10p per goal scored in their weekly fixture.
Luton Lollypop Ladies 45 (£4.50) v Dunstable Dinner 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.
Twyning Tigers were unbeaten on their way to winning the Back to Netball Festival held at Bentham Country Club on Sunday 2nd March. The tournament was contested by 5 teams which had been formed from various Back to Netball groups from around the county - Cirencester, Tywning and Wootton-under-Edge.
Rachel Bussey from England Netball, and the Netball Development Officer for the county, organised the festival on Sunday and was pleased with the competition, "We had 40 ladies involved on the day and they enjoyed some entertaining netball. I would also like to thank the umpires from Gloucestershire Netball, and to all those who contributed to the raffle which raised nearly £50 for Cancer Research UK".
Congratulations go to Chosen Hill U16 and Hartpury College U19 teams who won their respective age groups at the Regional Schools tournament on Saturday 25th January, held at Sir David English Centre, Bournemouth.
The event was contested by the best 14 teams representing their counties in each age group across the region and they faced strong opposition throughout the day. Weather fears for the outdoor event were unfounded and held good for the day's play.
Both squads now go through to the National finals to be held at Whitby High School on Merseyside on Saturday 15th March 2014.
Dean Close team nearly made it a Gloucestershire clean sweep at U19 level but were drawn against Hartpury in their semi-final. They went on to finish 3rd overall by beating Exeter College in the 3rd/4th play-off. Stroud High School U14 team finsihed a creditable 4th place, losing out in the 3rd/4th play-offs in their age group to Wellsway School from Avon.
Farmor's School also represented Gloucestershire at both U14 and U16 age groups.
Thanks go to all the umpires from the county - Gina Pearce, James Thomas, Michelle Easterbrook, Kirsty Hughes, Tracie Hull and Jo Baker, and to their scorers and supporters.
Full results are available to download.
We are looking for individuals to join us and help us shape netball in the South West.
Netball South West is made up of volunteers making netball happen in your region.
Do you have an interest in how netball is being run in the region?
Would you like to be part of the decisions being made?
Do you simply want to give back to our sport?
Over the last four years England Netball have been working hard to provide more opportunities for young people to play netball in the community by developing new junior clubs and sections around the country.
Young people have told us that they want more opportunities to play netball in the community so we want to continue to support the development of new clubs to do this.
There are two funds available for junior clubs:
- New U11 clubs or sections (U11 clubs must be playing High 5)
- New junior clubs or sections for 11-18 year olds