Just to let you know that the club has been awarded Silver CAPS award, this is the Club Action Planning Scheme for England Netball, to help clubs deliver in line with best practice in all aspects such as safeguarding, coaching, and communication. This is a significant achievement, in this assessment, only 10 clubs from 34 passed the required level with their portfolio. I want to thank Susie Stead for her determination to get this completed in the last few months, it is a very onerous process in terms of the evidence that has to be provided. There are others both on and off court who have helped, but we wouldn’t have achieved this if it wasn’t for Susie. Thanks and well done!
In other news, we had mixed fortunes at the weekend. All our younger teams won, U16 lost by 1 in their league game, and premier lost by 1 as well. In two games against Scotland U17, our U16 teams both won, which was excellent. Our young netball nights won this week, turning around their fortunes after a couple of narrow losses.
Looking ahead, a reasonably busy weekend of matches ahead, although most leagues now into their last few matches before Christmas. On Saturday, WY play Shipley Swifts. On Sunday, Premier are away at Turnford, Northern League at home to Brigg, U16 and U14A both play Terriers, U14B play Kingston. These are the last matches for u14 and u16. U12 have matches on 11th and we still have a few senior matches. We are into the last few training sessions, with our new approach being used for U14 and above.
We are also doing a Charity collection of Food etc, a “reverse advent calendar”! This will be promoted by age group admin and there will be collections at each site. Watch this space, but look in your cupboard for something you can bring!