Recognition for an outstanding netball volunteer

South West Mary Bulloch Administrator Award winner Lesley Thomas (left)

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)

Carly Taylor Charity Mixed Netball Tournament: Sunday 15th July

Carly Taylor Fighting Back

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.

Gloucestershire clubs attend Sports Fest 2012

Netball at Sports Fest 2012

Four Gloucestershire clubs will be attending Sports Fest 2012 at Reeves Field, Cheltenham College for a two day festival today and tomorrow.

Survivors Netball Club, Rednock Ladies Netball Club, Cirencester Netball Club and Moody Blues Netball Club will be taking turns to promote netball in the county and attract some new members, whether it be adult or junior players or volunteers.

See photos of the event on our Facebook page. Interested? Why not come down and get involved?

Our thanks to the teams for giving up their weekend to help out and special thanks to Sarah Szabo and Survivors for organising the stand!

More about Sports Fest 2012

New Talent & Performance athletes announced

It is with great pleasure that Gloucestershire Netball can confirm the following athletes have been selected for the Gloucester Talent & Performance Centre.

Their England Netball Excel Pathway progression will re-commence in September with weekly sessions at the University of Gloucestershire. During the summer, Regional Excel Coach Emily Perry will be running some additional sessions for these and the new successful County Academy athletes to help them prepare for the programme.

Get involved with netball this summer!

We've got lots of great opportunities coming up for new and existing players:

  • New player? Join a club for our friendly evening Summer League, which runs on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from w/c 11th June for 8 weeks.
  • Live in the Forest of Dean near Lydney? Get fit, have fun and make friends through Back to Netball! We're running Back to Netball sessions on Wednesday evenings throughout June and July. Only £3.00 per session!
  • Interested in a half term workshop this June for primary or secondary school players?
  • Are you a teacher or coach interested in nominating athletes for the Excel pathway? Attend our Talent ID workshop on 9th June.
  • Are you looking for a new team to coach? View our new National Premier League and NTL/Superleague coaching vacancies.
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