#wedNEWSday – School netball show us they are the future generation

Each week we bring you a good news story from across the South West as part of our wedNEWSday articles.

On Saturday 26th January, 42 school teams across three age groups (U14, U16, U19) who had qualified from their respective counties, took part in the regional round of the National School competition held at the Sir David English Sports Centre, Bournemouth.

Top two teams from each age group go through to nationals in Welwyn Garden City on the 16th March 2019, all the results are:

U14 Regional Results:

*WINNERS                           MILLFIELD SCHOOL

*RUNNERS UP                     CANFORD SCHOOL

3RD                                        MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE

4TH                                         PARKSTONE  GS

U16 Regional Results

*WINNERS                           CANFORD SCHOOL

*RUNNERS UP                    TAUNTON SCHOOL

3RD                                        MILLFIELD SCHOOL

4TH                                         ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL BATH

U19 Regional Results

*WINNERS               MILLFIELD SCHOOL

*RUNNERS UP         HARTPURY COLLEGE

3RD                            TRURO & PENWITH COLLEGE

4TH                             EXETER COLLEGE

Well done to all schools that attended and good luck to the winners and runners up who will be attending the Nationals.

 

Thank you to the 26 umpires who officiated the games and were supported by a team of mentors. ‘Umpire of the Tournament’ was awarded to Dan Racey, and Katy Joy was awarded ‘Most Promising Umpire’. Their awards were presented by Super League umpire James Thomas.

 

A big thanks also to all the Netball South West Schools organisers, Pam Telford, Pat Salter, Danny Neill, Les Thomas and Steve Richmond. They were assisted on the day by a team of Young Leaders from Blandford Forum School who acted as timekeepers and court runners, plus a team of court managers and score recorders.

If you have a good news story that you would like to share please send your story and a picture to Laura Woodruff (southwest@englandnetball.co.uk)

#wedNEWSday – Your Chance to Shine

Each week we bring you a good news story from across the South West as part of our wedNEWSday articles.

Netball South West annual awards event 2018

 

It’s that time again when we look to celebrate all of our fabulous South West volunteers in the 2019 South West Goalden Globes. This year the event has been bought forward due to an exciting World Cup that is happening in Liverpool in July… all the regional winners will be invited to the National England Netball Vitality Goalden Globe Awards on Sunday 14th July. The South West Regional Goalden Globes will be taking place on the evening of Friday 26th April 2019 at The Mount Somerset Hotel, Taunton, with timings TBC.

Do you have a volunteer that you wish to thank? Can you think of someone who deserves to be recognised for the outstanding contribution they have made to making netball happen? Now is the time to complete a nomination form and to make sure what they have achieved is shared with others.

Nominations are sought across the following categories:

  • Grassroots Coach Award Nomination Form  – Outstanding contribution to a grassroots netball club coaching as a volunteer, for a minimum of 5 year making a particular impact between 1st Jan – 21st Dec 2018.
  • Sheelagh Redpath Grassroots Official Award Nomination Form – Outstanding contribution to netball officiating as a volunteer at a grassroots level for a minimum of 5 years, this award can include umpiring, match bench officials, scorers, mentors and assessors.
  • Young Volunteer Award Nomination Form –  Outstanding contribution to netball as a volunteer under the age of 25 years old. The nominee should have volunteered for a minimum of 2 years in any capacity of netball administration, coaching or officiating.
  • Outstanding Netball Club Award Nomination Form – Presented to a netball club who has made an outstanding contribution within their community. Clubs must be affiliated to England Netball and hold a current CAPS award.
  • Teacher Award Nomination Form –   Outstanding contribution to netball through delivery in the education environment having volunteered for a minimum of 3 years and this to be outside their statutory responsibilities as a teacher.
  • Unsung Hero Award Nomination Form –  Outstanding contribution to netball through the delivery of club or local league netball having volunteered for a minimum of 5 years in any capacity.
  • Mary Bulloch Administrator Award Nomination Form –   Outstanding contribution to netball delivery, through administration, for a minimum of 3 years making a particular impact between 1st January and 31st December 2018.
  • Muriel McNally Award Nomination Form –  Outstanding contribution to netball delivery through administration, coaching or officiating at grassroots club level for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Inclusion and Diversity Award Nomination Form (direct national nomination) – Developing netball to address equality for the inclusion and participation of all people, Initiatives to equip the disadvantaged, overcome barriers to participation and engaging with communities.
  • Rose Award Nomination Form  (direct national nomination) –  The nominee(s) will have made an exceptional contribution to netball in any capacity with particular impact between 1st January 2018 and 31st December 2018.
  • Long Service Award Nomination Form (direct national nomination) – Volunteering must be for a minimum of 25 years (as at 31 December 2018) at County, Regional, National or International level and should not include the volunteer’s playing history.

Closing date for all nominations is midnight on Wednesday 13 March 2019

All nominations are to be submitted to the South West office at the following address, England Netball South West Regional Office, Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership, Castle Road, Chelston Business Park, Wellington, TA21 9JQ or to Southwest@englandnetball.co.uk

If you have a good news story that you would like to share please send your story and a picture to Laura Woodruff (southwest@englandnetball.co.uk)

#wedNEWSday – Millfield Student makes Team Bath Superleague Team

Each week we bring you a good news story from across the South West as part of our wedNEWSday articles.

The 2019 Vitality Superleague Season is now underway and Millfield Upper Sixth pupil and 1st team Netball Captain Hannah Passmore from Wells has been named in the Team Bath Netball squad.

Hannah, who is currently studying for three A levels in Mathematics, French and History, is the only squad member to be born in this millennium after celebrating her 18th birthday in December.

The Sixth Former who plays as a Goal Shooter has been with the Team Bath programme for four years and has progressed through the pathway into the Superleague Team. Hannah will also be Vice Captain of Team Bath’s U21 squad for the 2019 Netball Performance League (NPL), having played a pivotal role when they won bronze in the league and silver in the NPL Tournament last season.

Millfield Netball is pleased of its strong links with both the South West Superleague franchises, Team Bath and Severn Stars. They have athletes playing at U17, U19 and U21 National Performance League level as well as being home to one of the U17 Severn Stars Nova Academies.

Millfield’s Director of Netball Jenna Culley has also recently been announced as Assistant Coach of Welsh Netball, helping the team prepare for the 2022 Commonwealth Games alongside her role at Millfield.

Hannah says, “I am very grateful for the direction that I was given at Millfield Prep, where my journey as a Goal Shooter started. My hard work and determination, along with the guidance from my coaches at Millfield Prep and the unwavering encouragement and understanding of Miss Culley, has helped me to get to where I am today.”

Good luck to Hannah for the season and also to Team Bath and Severn Stars!

If you have a good news story that you would like to share please send your story and a picture to Laura Woodruff (southwest@englandnetball.co.uk)

#WedNEWSday – New Year, New Goals?

Each week we bring you a good news story from across the South West as part of our wedNEWSday articles.

Happy New Year to all the South West netball players, coaches, officials, volunteers, supporters and parents. Welcome to the first #wedNEWSday of 2019.

Here is the latest update on what is coming up in the South West over the course of this year. We have a lot of coaching courses, officiating course and workshops for you to progress and develop your netball. We also have new sessions popping up around the region.

Coaching course:

Level 1

St Georges Preparatory School, Jersey
19th May and 16th June 2019
Closing date 19th April 2019

  • Hartpury College, Gloucester
    18th August and 22nd September 2019
    Closing date 18th July 2019

Level 2

Cranbrook Education Campus, Exeter
16th & 17th March, 13th & 14th April, 12th May 2019
Closing date 16th February 2019

Hengrove Leisure Centre, Bristol
27th April, 28th April, 25th May, 26th May, 23rd June 2019
Closing date 27th March 2019

Westfield Academy, Yeovil
6th July, 7th July, 3rd August, 4th August, 1st September 2019
Closing date 6th June 2019

Walking Netball Host Training

  • Wonford Sports Centre / Wonford Community Hall, Exeter
    23 February 2019
    Closing date 8th February 2019

Key Stage 3 Workshop

  • Plymouth School of Creative Arts, Plymouth
    3rd February 2019
    Closing date 25th January 2019

There will be more courses coming up throughout the year so please keep an eye on the website and social media for new course announcements.

For all officiating courses, please keep an eye on social media and the England Netball website: https://www.englandnetball.co.uk/netball-finder/category/officiating/ If you would like to be kept up to date on future courses please let me know (southwest@englandnetball.co.uk) and I will be able to add you to the interest list.

 

For a booking form for any of the above courses please contact the South West office on southwest@englandnetball.co.uk

All of the sessions around the region are all registered on the England Netball session finder: https://www.englandnetball.co.uk/netball-sessions/ however if you are looking for more information please contact your relevant Netball Development Officer, who’s details can be found here.

If you have a good news story that you would like to share please send your story and a picture to Laura Woodruff (southwest@englandnetball.co.uk)