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NLNL Return to Netball Newsletter

We hope you are all managing to stay well as we try to navigate our way through the complexities of life with Covid-19.

I’m sure we were all pleased to hear that the Government had approved England Netball’s plans for a return to Netball. Although we have some time to go before games resume at Broomfield Park, we have lots of work to do. Many Clubs will have started pre-season fitness, but not before all the required Covid-19 documentation has been completed.

This is the first of a series of newsletters that we hope will help to keep you updated on the work of the committee, progress on the refurbishment of the courts and anything that we think is relevant to the NL league and you, our members. Please get in touch with us about the things that are important to you – Leaguesecretary@NLNL.co.uk

Download the first NLNL Return to Netball newsletter here.

Young Fincs – New Youth Netball Club for Old Fincs

Join Us and Achieve your Netball Potential.
Receive Top quality coaching to Develop your Skills and Match Play – and obvs have Fun!
All coaches UKCC qualified, DBS checked and First Aiders on site

For School Years 5 and up!
Mondays 6 – 7pm
Woodhouse College, N12
£3.50/session

For further info about Young Fincs contact Alison Hart – alison.hart09@googlemail.com
to book contact Mel Mansfield – Mel@uplaysports.com

Middlesex County Netball Association

MCNA AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Middlesex County Netball Association

Will be held at 7.30pm

On Thursday 28th June 2018

The Pavilion Lecture Room, Brunel University Sports Park (outside courts),

Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH

All Affiliated Clubs and Schools are eligible to attend.

Clubs entering the Middlesex County League must send a representative for each team they are entering but, under the Constitution, only one may vote on behalf of the Club.

MCNA AGM Notice 2018 

Let’s Do It For Lucy

SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2018
LET’S DO IT FOR LUCY
BROOMFIELD PARK, N13 4RB

London’s netball community come together to raise money for beloved teammate who died of cancer at just 27

 

Let’s Do It For Lucy is coming to Broomfield Park this Saturday 17th February, to bring the North London Netball community together to celebrate the life of Lucy Nicholls.

Lucy played in North London netball leagues for years, for both Poly Netball Club and formerly Cumberland Netball Club. She was a breath of fresh air; a passionate, enthusiastic and bubbly member of the netball community. She also worked for England Netball as a Coaching Development Officer.

Lucy sadly passed away far too young after facing lymphoma with unimaginable bravery and relentless positivity. Now, netballers from all over north London are determined to remember her fantastic contribution to the game and celebrate the life of their wonderful teammate and friend.

The netball community are hosting Let’s Do It For Lucy to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Charity – at Lucy’s request. The event will take place around Saturday’s matches at the park and will include a raffle, a memory board and a 1-minute’s silence before matches begin.

Lucy was a passionate vegan, to celebrate her love of plant-based nutrition we will be hosting vegan food stalls in her honour.

We will be selling green ribbons to wear on the day, with all proceeds going to Lucy’s chosen charity. The aim is to raise money for cancer research treatments, and to ensure that Lucy’s legacy lives on through her netball friends.

#letsdoitforlucy

 

EVENT PLAN:

10:00    Stalls open selling vegan and non-vegan food products and memory board

12:46    Players to gather in the middle of their courts, join hands in big circle

12:47    Bell to start 1 min applause on all courts

12:50    Matches to commence

Umpiring Courses for your diary

Please help your clubs out by becoming an umpire (and earning some pocket money) and here are loads of courses to book yourself on:
Into Officiating Umpiring Course
Date: Sunday 15 October 2017
Time: 9.30am-3.30pm
Venue: Lampton School, Lampton Avenue, Hounslow TW3 4EP
Tutor: Amber Derrien
Closing Date: 12 October 2017
C Award Course (Learners must attend both sessions to complete the course)
Date: Thursday 19 October 2017
Time: 7.15pm – 9.15pm 2 hours theory (no sports wear required)
Date: Sunday 22 October 2017
Time: 2pm – 6pm 4 hours theory and practical (will need to be dressed to do exercises, playing and umpiring)
Venue: St Benedicts School, 54 Eaton Rise, Ealing, London W5 2ES
Tutor: Amber Derrien
Into Officiating Course
Date: Sunday 5 November 2017
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Alexandra Park School, Rhodes Avenue, London N22 7UT
Tutor: Kim North
C Award Course
Date: Sunday 26 November 2017
Time: 9.30am-3.30pm
Venue: Fortismere School, Tenderdown, Mussel Hill, London N10 1NE
Tutor: Kim North

 

Photography Policy

GENTLE REMINDER: No photography or filming is to be done by teams or spectators without reading our Photography Policy and completing a Photography Form from the website and submitted to the committee. THIS IS ESPECIALLY RELEVANT TO THE JUNIORS. Photographers will then get to wear the lovely hi-viz orange vest. If you see anyone else filming or taking photos, please alert a committee member. Thank you.

Petition to protect our parks

Hi,

Have a look at this:
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-parks

Britain’s parks are at risk. There’s no legal responsibility to look after them and squeezed budgets mean our local green spaces – from playgrounds, to the park you relax in on your lunch break – don’t have the money they need. We could end up being forced to pay to use our parks – or lose them altogether.

A group of MPs are looking into the crisis right now. They’re thinking of making protecting parks a legal requirement, and they’ll advise the government on what to do. A huge petition, signed by all of us, will prove how much we love our parks. It could convince the MPs to come up with a water-tight plan for protecting them.

Can you sign the petition now and demand that looking after our parks is made a legal requirement by the government? It only takes 30 seconds to add your name:
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-parks
It’s worth a look as our beloved Broomfield Park may be at risk.

 

Thanks

Congratulations to Gwenda Boniface, Palmers Green devotee, NLNL Committee Member among many other things

A proud moment that Palmers Green NC would like to share and shout about.

HUGE congratulations to our Club Secretary Gwenda Boniface for being awarded England Netball’s Muriel McNally Award. A bit of background: “Muriel McNally was an AENA member in Middlesex for many years before she retired to Cumbria. She was tragically killed in a car accident in 1977 and the Westminster Branch of the Townswomen’s Guild, of which she was also a long standing member, asked AENA (now England Netball) to accept a trophy in her memory. The recipient of this award must have given at least ten years’ service at club level in administration, coaching or umpiring.”

Most of us have either played with Gwenda, been coached by her or been given a damned good talking to by her. Maybe all three!

In any case, you won’t find anyone more committed to this club and there’s not enough space here to mention the work she’s done and continues to do for the club, for the NLNL, Middx County and Poly leagues and for the L & SE Region. When nominating her for this award we had to say briefly why she is outstanding:
• Gwenda’s commitment to the game of netball and those involved whether as a parent, player, umpire or administrator – is demonstrated by the sheer breadth of her involvement at Club, League and County levels over the years.
• Gwenda will always lend a hand with any administrative, social, coaching or officiating role asked of her. She is a team player whether on or off court.
• Gwenda really enjoys coaching young people – and this enjoyment is infectious. She is inspired by them and they by her. She really wants everyone to reach their own unique potential.
One young Club member recently described Gwenda as being ‘always enthusiastic and supportive, giving fair and encouraging advice. As a coach she is reassuring and welcoming to anyone who walks in to training.

Please all give her a hug or a thank you and a big pat on the back next time you see her. When you next pull on the blue dress and step on court, spare a thought for Gwenda and all other committee members who work hard behind the scenes to make it all happen. ‪#‎PGNC‬ ‪#‎Netball‬‪#‎ThisGirlCan‬