Jenna Culley is Gloucestershire's latest B Award umpire

Congratulations to Gloucestershire Netball's Jenna Culley, who recently passed her Netball Europe B Award umpiring qualification.

Jenna travelled to Taunton to officiate in a South West Regional League 2 match between Trident and Premier Romans in January.

After receiving her result Jenna said: "I'm thrilled to have passed and that all the hard work has paid off!"

Jenna has received support and mentoring from Gloucestershire Netball umpiring secretary Barbara Warburton (pictured, left).

Gaining the B award is a fantastic achievement and we look forward to seeing Jenna umpire in the county and further afield, and wish her all the best in what promises to be a successful umpiring career!

C Award Umpire Course

Sunday, 13 March 2016
Bournside Sports Hall, Warden Hill, Cheltenham, GL51 3EF

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm (working lunch)
Cost: £30.00 plus £20.00 deposit (2 separate cheques with application, payable to "GCNA")

This course is for holders of the Beginner Umpire Award wanting to progress to C Award level

New Rules Roadshow 2016

Sunday, 21 February 2016
Merchants Academy Sports Centre, Molesworth Drive, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 9BL

Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

Do you want more information on the new 2016 rules? Or possibly more detail on exactly what is changing and how it affects you?

The New Rules Roadshow is open to everyone involved in netball from Coaches, players, umpires to volunteers. The focus of these roadshows is on the rule changes with leading experts from the world of netball guiding you through each change and clarifying how they will impact your netball experience.

Christmas Hamper Scamper appeal update

Gloucestershire Netball proudly supported the Hamper Scamper appeal for the second time in December 2015. Thank you for all your help and your donations of food this year!

The club who collected the most in value (divided by number of players in the club) this year, winning a match ball and two training balls is Tigers Netball Club.

In total, we collected enough food for 10 hampers! Thank you to all those clubs who supported us, including: Survivors, Nomads, Tigers, Gloucester Ladies, United, Hucclecote and one hamper from the Gloucestershire Netball committee!

The County Community Project (CCP) is a charity which helps disadvantaged children, young people, families and vulnerable adults throughout Gloucestershire. Hamper Scamper is CCP’s Christmas-giving scheme, providing gifts and food hampers for those disadvantaged groups. This year over 900 food hampers went out with over a thousand gifts too.

Sports Coaching Think Tank Event: Maintaining Momentum & Making a Difference

Tuesday, 5 April 2016 - Wednesday, 6 April 2016
University of Gloucestershire

The two day event will draw together key leaders and practitioners from the sports sector and higher education to engage and debate the status of female coaching in the UK and also address the power of transformational leadership behaviours in delivering a quality experience to all participants in the sports coaching context.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Tuesday April 5th - Baroness Sue Campbell
  • Wednesday April 6th - Professor Jean Côté

Each day will involve two keynote sessions followed by the opportunity to network, discuss and debate the pertinent issues surrounding the key topics.

Early Bird Fee (available until January 30th):

  • Day 1 - £70
  • Day 2 - £70
  • Day 1&2 - £135

Final details will be confirmed in February. Any queries please contact Alison Croad (email

Please register at

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