On Sunday 18th September, the Wiltshire round for the U14 and U16 regional league will be played from
11.30am till 3pm.
Two teams from each age group will go forward to Regional.
To find out about all the rules changing coming into effect this season CLICK HERE
Following the success of Walking Netball, a film crew recorded the session on Tuesday 8th December at Dorcan Dome. This will be used in the England Netball promotional video for the launch of Walking Netball in early 2016. Mo Squires will also be trialling a daytime Walking Netball session at Haydon Centre on 27th January, and 3rd, 10th and 24th February 2016, 2.30-3.30pm.
The Uplands School project has had a huge, positive impact upon the students taking part and will be extended until Easter 2016. Swindon Vixens has also been awarded a £2,000 grant from Zurich Community Trust. This will pay for 12 months’ worth of sessions.
Swindon’s Walking Trailblazers
Swindon Walking Netball is proving to be such a huge success, that England Netball is using the sessions to establish the rules when it is officially launched in early 2016. The women participating are fast becoming minor celebrities with film crews and some of England Netball’s top staff observing their games. Videos to follow…
Netball Now was a huge success
Netball Now was well received with around 86 players playing over the 6 weeks and several umpires benefiting from being mentored. We would like to say a big thank you to Maria Bailey, Jos Townsend, Claire Daly, Barry Boyd and Kelly Allen for their time and help with the mentoring of the umpires.
Congratulations to Helen Carpenter (Jets) for passing her C award theory
League fixtures now online
All fixtures are now up and posted! you can find the full list here http://www.swindon-netball.co.uk/winter-league.html. When filling out results cards, as well as anything included in SDAN rules, please can we make sure we do the following:
Please contact Mo Squires Maureen.Squires@gll.org if you would like to join.
Mo sent an e-mail to all of the clubs in Swindon asking for people’s input and ideas for developing netball in Swindon. I had been working as a project coordinator with Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM), specifically aimed at developing community links and new skills for people with learning disabilities.
When I received Mo’s e-mail I had a proverbial ‘light bulb moment’! Would a learning disability netball team come under ‘netball development’ I wondered… I sent a reply to Mo suggesting this; to say the response was positive would be an understatement! We were both so excited about the idea and our first conversations cemented our commitment to the cause. CLICK HERE to download the full document
(written by Annie Baker)