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Bournemouth Netball Club attended the recent Quad Series to see former player and England Netball’s Commonwealth Gold Medallist Geva Mentor in action.
More than 100 members including some of our youngest members aged just six through to some of the oldest members aged over 60 were in attendance.
Club coach Hanna Butler gave a special shout-out to club chairman Jackie Berry. Jackie established the club back in 1986 as a single team and has grown the club to over 300 members, 160 juniors and 150 adults.
Hanna said: “We are truly grateful for the time and effort Jackie puts in to Bournemouth Netball Club and without volunteers like her we simply wouldn’t have a club.”
BNC were delighted to take part in the half time activities which included forming two teams, named Team Geva and Team Mentor as a tribute to our former club member.
Hanna added “It was a wonderful day, and we didn’t get home to Bournemouth on our double decker coach until 11pm. Most of the girls were up bright and early to travel to Salisbury the next day for their league fixtures. No rest for future netball superstars!”
BNC are an inclusive grassroots club. Their main aim to get as many people playing netball as possible. We welcome girls from 6 – 16 in our junior club, of all abilities, some who follow pathways to the top like Geva, and some who just play for recreation. We have 13 teams in our local adult league, many of whom started as juniors and now continue to play as adults. We have a massive emphasis on netball being a game for life, and want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to play and continue to play.
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