In light of the continued uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and associated social distancing measures put in place by the Government, Netball Europe has taken the decision to defer the May 2020 sitting of the Netball Europe A/B written assessment. At this stage we are hopeful that the next opportunity for candidates to sit the assessment will be the 10th October 2020, following the new A/B written assessment calendar previously circulated.
Congratulations to young Talitha on passing your IOA tonight. Norfolk’s youngest umpire!! You did a fantastic job and thank you Gary for doing the assessment too. Onwards and upwards!!
After months in the making, Essex-based tour operator Sports Tours Ltd has launched its very first UK netball tournament! Specifically designed for U12 (11-12), U14 (13-14) and U16 (15-16) girls’ netball teams, this 2-day tournament will take place in Great Yarmouth between Friday 26th - Sunday 28th June 2020.
For 20 years Sports Tours Ltd has organised football tournaments at Great Yarmouth. Now they’re excited to expand their portfolio, as well as bring this incredible opportunity for youth netball teams to one of the company’s most popular locations.
Teams can expect 2 days of matches played at Lynn Grove School’s impressive facilities – complete with C+ award umpires – whilst accommodation and on-site entertainment will be at Parkdean Vauxhall Holiday Park. Players will even have the chance to meet a Vitality Netball Superleague player and have their photo taken with them!
Whilst Great Yarmouth isn’t new to Sports Tours, they’re thrilled to be able to launch their 2020 netball tournament in the seaside town – with plans for it to be the first of many.
Sports tours specialists since 1989, Sports Tours Ltd is one of the leading operators for football, rugby and hockey tournaments in the UK and Europe.
Do you want to start umpiring or further your existing umpiring skills? You can apply here! -PLEASE NOTE THE IOA COURSE IS NOW FULL
A huge thank you to all the umpires who took part in today’s National Schools Rounds for the U14 & U16s. Also a big thank you to Penny and Ann for doing the results and Anne for organising all the umpires
Congratulations go to Carol Fenn for her award at the East Region Goalden Globes.
Carol was nominated for her outstanding contribution to netball delivery through administration.
Carol works tirelessly as Affiliations Secretary for Norfolk and is the first port of call for many teams both established and new.
Nobody knows more about how the EN Affiliations system works than Carol!
Carol was presented with her Award and Certificate by Anne Harper, Norfolk Chair.
A great taster session of Walking Netball was held at Beccles Sports Centre, near Lowestoft on Saturday 29 April. Of the 17 participants, 11 no longer play netball but absolutely enjoyed the experience and all have said they are interested in further sessions...... watch this space!
Anyone interested in finding out more or wanting to register their interest in joining any future sessions, contact Lowestoftnetball@hotmail.co.uk
Ladies from Dereham & Watton pictured at the 6 week Walking Netball course held at Watton Sports & Social club - Tuesdays 1.30pm-2.30pm.
Ages range from 58yrs to 84yrs, proving that you're never too old to learn new skills and give it a go!