About the County

The Gloucestershire County Netball Association (GCNA) was first set up in 1956, with the aim of setting up a formal structure for netball competition within the county.

We administer netball in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester, Stroud, Tewkesbury, The Forest and surrounding areas.

The present aims of the GCNA are:-

  1. To promote and encourage the game of Netball.
  2. To further the growth and development of the game of Netball.
  3. To administer the County on behalf of England Netball and Netball South West.

The GCNA is affiliated to the All England Netball Association, also known as England Netball. All clubs, players, coaches, umpires and officials are also affiliated to AENA. The affiliation fees are set annually by AENA.

Gloucestershire is one of the counties in the Netball South West region.

GCNA supports six adult netball leagues, junior leagues and tournaments at four age groups U12-U16, a handicap knockout competition known as the Bateman Shield, and a summer league.

The GCNA is managed by a Management Group that is voted for annually by the affiliated members.

In line with England Netball policy, Gloucestershire Netball is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for adults, children and young people to participate in Netball and recognises its responsibility to promote a safe environment for any concerns to be reported without fear of reprisal. Gloucestershire Netball is committed to ensuring the maximum enjoyment of Netball to all players, coaches, volunteers and other stakeholders.

There may be occasions where this enjoyment and experience does not meet the expectations of the individual and a complaint is made. Complaints will be viewed by Gloucestershire Netball as an opportunity to review situations and procedures as part of the Complaints Procedure.


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