Statement from the Chairman
We wish the Dudley Netball League family and their loved ones well in this unprecedented time.
The current UK situation puts the league over the Summer season in jeopardy, and therefore we have made the decision to suspend all forthcoming fixtures until at least the end May. We will reassess whether we can support another form of the league once the current restrictions have been lifted.
Keep safe, and well.
Welcome to the Dudley Netball League Summer Season 2019! Each season seems to creep up on us more and more quickly but we are looking forward to another good season! A warm welcome to all teams, both returning and new; it is great to keep getting so much interest and we have been able to filed 8 teams in all 9 divisions; another testament to the success and popularity of the league.
You will be aware, and will definitely notice that George Salter are having building work undertaken this summer and parking will be at a premium all season. As we have highlighted at the AGM and Secretaries Meeting, unfortunately there is little we can do about this but we urge you to allow a little extra time, and to car share as much as possible.
We continue to strive to improve the league, introducing what we hope are positive changes to ensure that the league is enjoyable, competitive and fair for all, and as usual I thank all of you as passionate players, but also the dedication of the umpires, scorers and Committee Members, without whom we couldn't run a league. I go into this season as confident as ever that this will be another great year of competitive netball, played in the right spirit.
With the increased coverage netball is now getting in the UK there's never been a better time to be involved in this wonderful game and the Netball World Cup in Liverpool will be an opportunity for the sport to be played on the world stage, with no doubt fantastic support, probably by many members of our league. So, here's to another great season, some great netball, and most importantly, enjoyment!
NETBALL WEST MIDLANDS GOALDEN GLOBES 2019
We were thrilled to see the nominations list announced for the West Midlands Goalden Globes this year, with Dudley Leisure NC, Barr Beacon NC, Yendys NC, Sarah Brown and Kemi Okunno, who are all part of the Dudley League nominated, as well as our League Chair and Vice-Chair, Sally-Ann Chambers and Joanne Steventon.
The awards is 10th May 2019 and the guest speaker at the awards is Ama Agbeze.
See England Netball website or @WestMidsNetball on Twitter for more details.
As set at the AGM and Secretaries' Meeting the league's charity of choice for our fundraising this year is Ava's Angels
In the interests of Health and Safety, NO DOGS allowed on site please!
Each team must provide a scorer for ALL games. Scorers should stand in the correct place as stated by the League
ALL spectators (except for a Team Coach) should be behind the barriers please.
Please take all belongings and rubbish with you when you leave......use the bins provided on site!
Can ALL teams make sure they arrive and register for matches 15 minutes BEFORE the match start time. If you haven't registered. Failure to arrive in sufficient time to allow players to be checked by Committee Members on duty could result in you not being able to play, and a fine! Thank you.
New Stories Wanted!
If you have any news, stories, events or club successes you would like to share here on the website please email them to Sarah Butterfield. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Express & Star
The Express and Star are running a two page spread on Dudley Netball League in this Saturdays paper (6th July) - please look out for it!
Can you Help?
Ava’s Angels (the charity we are supporting this year), are in desperate need of toiletry donations.... They supply these to the hospitals for parents/carers who find themselves in emergency situations....
Donations will all be welcomed and could include:
Unwanted Xmas toiletries, a couple of extras on your weekly shopping, something unused you may already have, both female and male ......
If you can help please bring your donations on match nights and hand in to the hut/a Committee Member!
Thank you so much in advance!
Netball Coach Vacancy for Winter 2019
Do you have experience of coaching a club? Are you Looking for a new club to develop competitively?
Please contact Elaine on 07900691245 or Bethan on 07815600716
Stourbridge Jets have been running for 6 years and have progressed to 3 teams, playing in division 1,2 and 3 in the Wolverhampton netball league and division 3 in both the Stourport and Dudley summer leagues.
Training Tuesday 7-8.30 in Kingswinford but could relocate to Stourbridge.
Salary - dependent on experience.
Minimum level 2 qualification.
Please Read - Umpires 2019
Dudley Netball league have, over previous seasons, fulfilled the task of sourcing and gaining commitment from umpires, to allocate to league games, on behalf of the teams that participate in the league.
This has always been a service that sets us apart from other leagues within the area, and the Committee would like to continue with this team support. However, we are finding it increasing difficult to source umpires that are willing to commit their time during the Summer Season.
Many clubs have not provided umpires to our umpiring Secretary, and where names have been provided some umpires cannot commit.
We now find ourselves in the position of having to choose:
1. Teams nominate their umpires (like other leagues)
2. Games are cancelled on a regular basis, and we are unable to schedule the number of rearrangements (we only have 14 playing weeks)
3. The league becomes unsustainable and we are unable to continue
Please help us to continue helping you, let us know if you know umpires that could help and nominate willing umpires from your club as we cannot play without the officials.
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