On April 2nd Grasshoppers players took on a 100 Shot Challenge to raise money for The Netball Development Trust. Everyone had been asking friends and family to guess how many shots would be scored ... Raising a whopping £570!
Head Coach Lex is now out in Ghana working with NDT and it is hoped that the monies raised will support a future project to bring our favourite sport to girls and women in developing countries.
Established in 1958/59 initially as a youth league and then extending to include corporate teams, the Walsall and District Netball league is celebrating its diamond jubilee this year, its 60th anniversary! The league has gone from strength to strength as every season passes, seeing more teams entering, and offers competitive netball in the area to women and girls of all ability levels. At present the league has 38 teams in 5 divisions in the midweek league and 31 teams playing in 4 divisions in the Saturday league.
The league was named the ‘Walsall and District Netball League’ as they have teams entering each season from all around the West Midlands region. The league’s home for 28 years was at the Manor Netball Centre, Wednesbury and only moved to its new home, the newly refurbished Phoenix Collegiate West Bromwich at the start of the 2018/19 season.
Over the years the league has also held fund raising events, formed the Brenda Bell memorial tournament, and supports the development of umpires for the county. Along with this the committee has battled to keep the league going with numerous facility hurdles to conquer. Without the dedication of its volunteers spanning across 60 years, netball in the area simply wouldn’t be as thriving as it is today. To find out more about the Walsall and District Netball League visit the website here: https://walsall-netball-league.co.uk/
NEW - Expected Application of Game Management from the INF which should be implemented by all umpires in England from January 2019.
Barr Beacon Rockets are seeking players for the upcoming winter season playing in the Walsall League. The team will be playing in Division 2 on Monday evenings at Phoenix Collegiate (West Brom).
They are open to players from all positions of the court, but are keen to find a GS/GA.
If interested or for more information contact Emma on firstname.lastname@example.org
Storm Netball Club are seeking a Level 2 or Level 1 coach for the upcoming season. The club training details are as follows:
Venue: Hagley Roman Catholic School
Time: Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm
Fee: £20 (up to £25 depending on experience)
If interested please contact Kerry on 07581 147365 or email@example.com
Grasshoppers Netball Club are looking for players for the forthcoming winter season including Regional League Division 3 and Walsall League.
If you are interested, Circle Attack players in particular, please contact Lex on 07985 677667.
Weekly training at Haden Hill Leisure Centre.
This year, the annual summer School Games were held on Tuesday 5th June at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton. With 10 High 5 teams & 7 Year 7 teams we were set for a busy day of netball.
Both the High 5 and Year 7 netball competitions were played along side each other with the High 5 teams spilt into two pools and the Year 7 playing a round robin.
After some exciting High 5 section matches, the scores were added up and the winner and runner up battled for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the semi-finals & final.
CLICK HERE to download the report and winners list