Well done to all the Sutton Girls Grammar School who attended a Youth Umpiring Award course recently all day at school.
Thanks to the school PE staff, particularly Rebecca Hughes, and to tutor, Joan Smith
A Level 3 Coaching Award has been announced in Gloucester for three weekends in February, March and April 2016. A webinar has been set up by England Netball for all those interested for 29th October and 9th November from 7-8pm. More information on the England Netball website here http://www.englandnetball.co.uk/make-the-game/coaching/UKCC_Level_3_Courses Part funding for this course and the Level 1 and 2 can be requested through the Birmingham Netball Association, the West Midlands office and Sport Birmingham.
70 years old is a good achievement in any walk of life, and Sparkhill Netball Club were particularly proud to reach that milestone this year, as the Club was originally founded in 1945.
To celebrate, Sparkhill put together an Anniversary Funday & Tournament and invited past & present Sparkhill players, along with local clubs to come and help us celebrate in style, with support from the Big Summer of Netball and Moseley School.
The day was a resounding success, not only was some great netball played; we had absolutely fabulous weather, and it was wonderful to welcome back so many old faces – our nostalgia table was a real hit, bringing a tear to the eye of many as they looked through photographs and articles. Friends and families had a lovely time, and the Ice cream van and burger stands did a roaring trade!
Congratulations go to Sutton Royals and Saints who won the Senior Cup & Plate sections of the tournament, and to Birmingham City NC who won the intermediates section. Congratulations Dayl Dufrane of Linden Netball club who jointly won the National Muriel McNally Grassroots Award sponsored by NetballUK. Well done Dayl! Sparkhill did manage to get in amongst the trophies, with our fledgling team of Cubs finishing runners up in the Intermediates final!
With nearly 30 teams attending, 250 players, 20 umpires and around another 100 or more spectators, it was a fantastic community event and we may consider making it an annual event!
The Junior Club Starter Fund is now open and there are a number of submission dates –17th November 2015 and 22nd Jan 2016.
Clubs and sections can apply for funding. So a new junior club can apply for funding and a new section in an existing club can apply for funding.
So, if you are a club with an 11-15 year old section but you want to aim at another age group, say Under 11s, then you can apply for funding.
Please take a few minutes to read the Starter Fund Leaflet and the Starter Fund Application Form. Please read the terms and conditions.
Pauline must sign the application form or confirm on your email that I am working with the club.
Clubs need a bank account to receive funding so I would encourage you to start the process to open an account sooner rather than later. You will receive confirmation of the success of your grant 4 weeks after each of the deadlines above.