Charity mixed netball tournament planned for next year

A mixed netball tournament held on 10 July in aid of Cancer Research UK at Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham was such a success that it is hoped to hold the tournament again next year.

Rachel Sullivan and her sisters Kate and Emily would like to thank all netballers, umpires and helpers for their support. The event raised over £4,300 for charity. The three decided to hold the tournamant in memory of their grandmother Jean, who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year.

Rachel hopes that next year the event can be longer and include more time for teams to rest between games.

A big thank-you to all.

Exclusive benefits and offers available to affiliated members

We are proud to release our new Membership Benefits page, giving you a round-up of all the offers you are eligible for by being affiliated, through Gloucestershire, to England Netball and Netball South West.

Current offers available to members include 14% off local sports massage with phew!, a Privilege Purchase Scheme for Fiat and Alfa Romeo cars, 2 nights for the price 1 one deals at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express & Crowne Plaza Hotels and an exclusive England Netball and Matalan Reward Card.

FIAT Netball Superleague 2012 franchises announced

FIAT Netball Superleague

England Netball have today announced that the eight teams that have successfully secured a four year deal to compete in the FIAT Netball Superleague are:

  • Celtic Dragons
  • Hertfordshire Mavericks
  • Loughborough Lightning
  • Northern Thunder
  • Surrey Storm
  • TeamBath
  • Team Northumbria
  • Yorkshire Jets

This year's FNSL has been restuctured from nine franchises down to eight to ensure tighter competition amongst the country's elite teams.

The season gets underway on the weekend of 21 January 2012 and will conclude with the Grand Final Weekend on 19-20 May.

Woodmancote Primary School are crowned County Champions

Gloucestershire County High 5 Netball Final, along with a question and answer session with a Gloucestershire-based U17 England Netballer, took place last Friday at Bentham Country Club.

Five of the county's top High 5 netball teams:- The Croft Primary School (Stroud), Woodmancot Primary School (Cheltenham), Hatherop Primary School (Cotswold), Kings Junior School (Gloucester) and Westbury-on-Severn Primary School (Forest) came together to compete in the Final.

Woodmancote Primary School won all of their games making them the clear winners, with The Croft Primary School coming second and Hatherop Primary School coming a respectable third.

Netball is bouncing back in Gloucester

Enjoyed playing netball at school? Stopped playing and would love to start again? Looking for a fun, new activity? If you answered yes to any of the above then Oxstalls Campus' Back to Netball programme is just what you're looking for.

Back to Netball is designed to provide a gentle introduction to the sport for female players over 16 years of age. Sessions are coach led and cover basic skill development and court play. The emphasis of the sessions is learning new skills and having fun whilst playing.

The first of the ten weekly sessions is Wednesday 13th April at 6pm-7pm at Oxstalls Campus, The University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester. Experienced coach and player Charlotte Olley is running the sessions.

Please contact Rachel Bussey, Gloucestershire Netball Development Officer by email or on 07540 126596 for further information.

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