South West Goalden Globe Awards 2011

It's that time again when Netball South West and England Netball need your help to say a massive thank you to our huge volunteer workforce. The South West Goalden Globe Awards 2011 nominations are now open!

Gloucestershire success at Regional Schools Tournament

Six Gloucestershire school teams travelled to Bournemouth today to compete in the Netball South West Regional Schools Tournament, having successfully progressed from the County rounds earlier this season. Representing the County were Farmors and Cleeve (U14), Pate's and Dean Close (U16), and Hartpury College and Bournside (U19).

Netball is bouncing back in Stroud

Back to Netball

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 Stratford Park Leisure Centre's 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 this Thursday (13th January) at 9am at Stratford Park Leisure Centre, Stroud. Experienced coach and player Charlotte Olley is running the sessions.

Want to become a Young Netball Organiser?

You may be interested in the England Netball Young Netball Organiser Award.

England Netball have arranged a 6 hour course, aiming to offer young people aged 14-18 years the opportunity to take the first step on the coaching, officiating or administration Netball ladder.

It prepares them to organise safe, enjoyable and purposeful Netball sessions for 7-11 year olds, under the supervision of a teacher or coach. No Netball knowledge required.

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Heather Crouch MBE, President of Netball South West

We are deeply saddened to learn that Heather lost her battle against a recurring brain tumour, and would like to offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Her memory will live on with the legacy she has left with Netball South West, and with the game in general. She was an inspiring lady and will not be forgotten. For more details of her life and work please visit the Netball South West website.

There is also a tribute page where your personal message can be posted, and how to make donations in lieu of flowers to her chosen charities.

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