Join us for a fun and friendly Summer Festival for teams across the South West region with players who are between the ages of 16 – 25 year olds (inclusive). All standards welcome.


When: Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Where: Dorcan Leaisure Centre & Netball Dome, St Paul’s Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5BY

Time: 11am – 4pm

Cost: £10 per team

Teams will be pooled according to ability, prizes will be awarded to the winners and there will be a raffle in aid of Cancer Research UK!

If you want to enter a team, please complete the attached registration form and return to Rachel Bussey ( with payment by Friday 29th July 2016.

Registration form

The Club Experience: How to be an Extraordinary Club for your People

The world is changing, how do you ensure your club is chosen over all the other opportunities that are competing for people’s leisure time? By making it a place people want to keep on coming back to. To do this you need to understand what your members want from your club and deliver a great experience to them. By consistently doing this you will create an extraordinary club that will thrive.

Club Matter and England Netball have come together in partnership to deliver a workshop which provides support and information to help you make this happen.

The Club Experience workshop will cover:

– Why delivering a great experience for the people in your club is important

– How to listen to and respond to the needs of the people in your club

– How to consistently deliver a great club experience

– Action points and ‘take aways’ for you to work through with your club

This is a two hour session aimed at club committees, members and players. To ensure you get the most out of the session, we strongly recommend that at least two people from each club attend e.g. Club Secretaries and a team Captain. These are closed workshops with spaces reserved for England Netball affiliated clubs.

The South West are lucky enough to being holding two Club Experience workshops in Bristol (July 14th) and Exeter (July 26th). For more information on these workshops please see our Calendar.

Netball South West Games Conference 2016

The second NSW Games Conference was held on Sunday 11th June at the University of Exeter.

55 coaches and umpires attended the day to take part in sessions with Nationally and Internationally renowned deliverers such as:

·        National Academy Coach Denise Ellis

·        Performance Coach and National Selector Jean Davies

·        Team Bath Coach + Former England Coach Anna Stembridge

·        Team Bath Coach Jess Thirlby

·        Superleague Umpire James Thomas

·        Former International  Umpire Judith Groves

Club Coaches took part in two engaging  workshops on ‘How Conditioned Games can help your players become better decision makers’ and ‘Defence is all players responsibility’ delivered by Team Bath Coaches Anna and Jess.

Denise Ellis and Jean Davies led sessions on ‘How to develop Invasion Games and delivering the Netball principles’ then ‘How to prepare Athletes for intense ‘on court’ performance’ which was tailored to suit Satellite, County Academy and U16 Coaches.

Umpires attended a Rules Update session with Judith Groves and James Thomas before both Coaches and Umpires came together for the final session of the day which focused on a variety of in game scenarios.

Players for each of the sessions were sourced from SW NPL /NPFL as well as SW Regional and County Academy  Athletes. These players were extremely valuable in helping to bring each of the sessions ‘to life’.

Feedback from attendees has been really positive and NSW would like to say a special thank you to all of the deliverers and the NSW RMB members who helped to make the day such a success.

Plans for next year’s Conference are already underway so ‘watch this space’ for more details in the future!

South West Goalden Globe Awards 2016 and Team Bath Netball End of Season Awards 2016

The South West Regional Goalden Globe Awards and Team Bath Netball End of Season Awards were held at Somerset County Cricket Club on Sunday 22nd May to celebrate the hard work and contribution of coaches, umpires, administrators and all other volunteers across the region. We were also lucky enough to celebrate the achievements of the Team Bath Superleague and NPL  squads. Over 150 people came to celebrate and reward the hard work and dedication of our wonderful volunteers across the region and to celebrate the successes of Team Bath. On top of this we raised a very impressive £270 for the Carly Taylor trust.

Please see the results and nominees for each award below:

Grassroots Coach Award                                            

Winner: Tracy Watt

Clubs are always after Tracy’s coaching expertise. She provides advice to coaches & players alike and is totally dedicated to providing young netballers an opportunity to play.  Tracy has the ability to coach players of all ages and abilities and can always be relied upon to help.

Nominees: Angela Rimmer, Vicky Innes, Jan Lawes


Grassroots Officials Award                                         

Winner: Sarah Weston

Sarah is a lead umpire, tutor, tester and mentor for Avon. She was instrumental in creating the Avon umpire working group, has also set up a mentoring network and started an umpire forum to allow umpires to support each other.

Nominees: Lorraine Beel, Linda Mancini, Sharon Curtis


Mary Bulloch Administrator Award                           

Winner: Linda Dyer

Everything Linda is involved with is a huge success. This year Linda has implemented three U13 state school Festivals and has been responsible for enabling closer links with Team Bath. She is very passionate about Netball and always wants what’s best for all those involved.

Nominees: Sophie Kelly, Laura Veal


Muriel McNally Award                                                   

Winner: Hollie Wright

Hollie was pivotal in securing the future of the Yeovil Netball Club junior section. Her work has led to a consistent rise in player numbers. This, together with her push to increase the number of coaches and the quality of coaching, has led to more children in the Yeovil area gaining Hollie’s passion for netball.

Nominees: Pat Salter, Linda Dyer, Lorraine Beel, Kathy Bunney, Sue Anderson


Outstanding Club Award                                              

Winner: Hucclecote Netball Club

Hucclecote NC are all about giving back. They have created multiple opportunities for members and support the wider community and schools.  They have also built an International link with Bahrain NC. This is all on top of an extremely successful playing season.

Nominees: Honiton NC, Crossbow NC, Titans NC


Teacher Award                                                                 

Winner: Charlotte Haigh

Charlie has a mission to provide netball for juniors in Torbay. She created Dart Netball Club and her enthusiasm and passion for netball has had a huge impact on the level of activity in young girls within Torbay. Charlie is always looking to provide netball opportunities for all ages and abilities.

Nominees: Jill Bailey, Clare Elsley, Norn Warden


Unsung Hero Award                                                      

Winner: Lynn-Marie Tomlin

Lynn has made a huge contribution to Raychem NC and supports players, coaches, officials and the committee with a level of commitment that is admirable. Lynn organised a trip to Disneyland for the junior section and raised money to help subsidise the cost.

Nominees: Ann Nicholas, Val Hufflett, Victoria Bisgrove, Beryl D’Alessandro, Julie Dolling, KarenDent, Mandy Coe, Steve Richmond, Chris Neal


Young Volunteer Award                                                 

Winner: Zoe Kidson

Zoe has not missed one session at Honiton NC all season. Zoe also assists her PE teacher with netball sessions and has supported the Junior League to grow by umpiring under 11 and 12 matches. She is an excellent role model and her coaching is inspiring.

Nominees: Hannah Barnes, Lauren Leatherland, Chloe Cooper, Nicola Dunkin

Heather Crouch Award                                                  

This award is selected from the winners of the other 8 categories and presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to netball in the South West.

Winner: Hollie Wright


Team Bath End-Of-Season Awards 2016

Netball Performance League

Players’ Player: Sam Sullivan

Coaches’ Player: Paige Reed

Endeavour Award: Kirsty Harris


Netball Vitality Superleague

Players’ Player: Mia Ritchie

Coaches’ Player: Mia Ritchie

Endeavour Award: Chelsea Lewis

Fans’ Player: Karla Mostert


Netball South West would like to say a big thank you to Claire Carter from BBC Somerset for hosting our event wonderfully, to Somerset County Cricket Club for providing an excellent venue and good and also to Will Dax for taking all the photos. A huge thank you also has to go to Team Bath, their staff and players, for helping to organise the event and making it such a great occasion.

Finally, we would like to wish all the winners the best of luck when they go forward to compete in the National Goalden Globe Awards where they will be against winners from all the Netball Regions across the country.