Netball South West is managed by the Regional Management Board (RMB) which consists of voluntary, elected and appointed trustees. The trustees chair one of 5 working groups which are responsible for matters such as ‘competition and events’, ‘education and training’ and ‘marking and communications’ and have certain other responsibilities such as heading up our relationship with Team Bath. The RMB is responsible for the management and development of Netball in the South West, identifying and meeting the needs of everyone involved in netball to enhance participation experiences and encourage the uptake of the sport. The RMB co-ordinate the Regional Performance Programme, organise the Regional Leagues, oversee the strategic future of netball in the South West and continually seek to develop coaches, umpires and volunteers.
The RMB are made up of the following members:
Karen Jones – Chair
Sarah Lewis – Trustee
Les Thomas – Trustee
Michelle Rutter – Trustee
Chrissie Brooks – Trustee
Sharon Steward – Trustee
Natasha Howard – Trustee
Vanessa Taylor-Byrne – Trustee
Kelsie Brewer - Trustee
Poppy O'Reilly – Regional Officer
Reporting to the Regional Management Board are the Working Groups. Each group is chaired by an RMB Trustee, ensuring a practical link to the RMB.
Competition and Events (chaired by Lesley Thomas)
Education & Training TSG (chaired by Sarah Lewis)
Media and Communications (chaired by Michelle Rutter)
Finance and Management (chaired by Chrissie Brooks)
Cell Group (made up of our NDOs, Regional Officer & Partnership & Delivery Manager)
Sarah Lewis – Resolution Lead
‘To be the number 1 sport for women and girls in the South West’
Organisational sustainability through diversification.
Offer relevant opportunities for those wishing to engage; whilst keeping members at the heart of everything we do.
Provide additional support for those who need us most
Following on from the South West Regional ONE Awards our fantastic regional winners have been invited to the National ONE Awards that are taking place on Saturday 14th October 2023. The 2023 regional winners are: Donna Hawkins, Linda Andrews, Jennifer Henwood, Jennie Burton, Hollie Wright, Maria Dorothy, Rachael Price, Sally King, Alisha Gardener, and Dart Netball Club.
We wish all the regional winners the best of luck at the National ONE Awards!
We are also excited to announce that the following people have been awarded the NSW Long Service Award: David Stringer, Denise Snow, Julie Dyer, Linda Andrews, Barbara Warburton, and Jan Howard
In addition, the following people have been awarded the NSW Honorary Life Member Award: Jude Groves, Jean Davies, Linda Dyer, Gilly Salter, Danny Neill, Chrissie Brooks, Lesley Thomas, Barbara Warburton, Karen Jones, and Denise Ellis
More details on the winners can be seen here.
A copy of the Netball South West Constitution & the GDPR Guidance can be found below:
All RMB vacancies will be posted here so keep a look out for upcoming roles.