About Us

About NSW

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.

Regional Management Board

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

Working Groups

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

Our Vision

‘To be the number 1 sport for women and girls in the South West’

Our Priorities

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


The 2023 regional ONE Award 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 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.

NSW Constitution

A copy of the Netball South West Constitution & the GDPR Guidance can be found below:

NSW Constitution

NSW Data Protection Policy

NSW Privacy Policy


Safeguarding Lead - Do you have the experience and skills to be NSW’s new Safeguarding Lead? If you are passionate about our member's welfare and would like to be a trustee, we would love to hear from you. For more information and a role description, contact Karen Jones (NSW Chair) ➡️ chair@netballsouthwest.co.uk

Contact Us

England Netball South West
Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership
Castle Road
Chelston Business Park
TA21 9JQ
Charity number: 1197522

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