Massive congratulations to Ange Walker who took the Netball South West Outstanding Teacher Award at the NSW Golden Globe presentations on Sunday June 11th at Taunton School
Ange is a truly inspirational teacher who offers opportunities for her students to experience match play in a wide range of sports and in a wide range of local, regional and national competitions. She encourages players of all levels to get involved with sport and has developed a great culture of young players becoming young volunteers in coaching and umpiring.
Saints Netball Cornwall are lucky to have such an enthusiastic person as one of its members. She is a captain and coach of Saints Fever and has helped to encourage players in that team to progress and develop their playing ability.
We are delighted to say well done on this prestigious award. Ange will now progress to England Netball Golden Globes Award evening on September 15th. Well done Ange!
Saints Netball Cornwall celebrated yet another amazing season with a presentation evening at the County Arms Truro
The year has been one of outstanding achievements
Force 1st team won the County Senior Division 1 And were pipped to the post by goal average from winning NSW Regional League 3 South
Futures had an awesome season and took 3rd position in Cornwall Division 1, once again losing out on goal average to attaining 2nd place
Fever virtually a new team playing in Division 1 improved throughout the season and had some awesome wins securing a place in Division 1 next season.
Fury had a difficult introduction to Division 2 netball, with some players never having played in the senior league. They stepped up to the challenge and showed massive improvement winning 8 of their last 10 matches.
Young Fire in Division 4 had an equally difficult year. All players new to senior netball. These inexperienced players stepped up to the challenge and showed massive improvement throughout the season gaining a well earned 4th place in the league.
Another Amazing Season For Saints Netball Cornwall
Saints continue to dominate at all levels in the Cornwall League
Saints Force won Division 1 of the County League with Saints Futures narrowly missing out on 2nd place by virtue of goal difference
Saints Fever, also in Division 1 maintained their position despite being a completely new combination after losing players this season who were taking up places at University. They continued to improve throughout the season recording some great wins on the way,
The Final League Table can be viewed by clicking here
Saints Force also competed in the newly formed NSW Regional 3 South
They dominated the league right up to the closing matches when unfortunate losses slipped them, on goal average, to 2nd place. Winning and promotion is now down to the very last match. Even if promotion to Division 2 does not come they have had an incredible season and it’s great to be back in Senior Regional Competition
Fury in Division 2 made tremendous improvement throughout the season winning 8 of their last 10 matches. Fire in Division 4, with all players completely new to Senior Netball climbed to 4th position, amazing from this young side.
Junior Netball also continues to thrive
U12 Stars progressed throughout the season and won their league.
Starlets with still a lot to learn certainly enjoyed the competition and made significant improvements.
U14 Rockets dominated the U14A league. Satellites and Comets also qualified for Division A and although they had variable results when players were absent, they had some cracking wins, against some of the top teams
Rockets also competed in Division 1 of the NSW Regional League improving throughout the season and gaining 6th place
U16 Regional Squad had an awesome season They finished 4th in Division 1 and progressed to Regional play offs. There performances had been improving all season but they saved the best to the last. They lost narrowly to Hucclecote the league winners. With nerves of steel they battled 2 close games, first beating Poole by 5 goals and then coming from 4 goals down they beat Team Bath by 2 goals. So National Finals in Nottingham on April 28th/29th was next. Despite some great Netball on the Saturday they could manage a win. All the teams they played then finished in the top 9 in the country. On the Sunday things were different. They won all their matches. The last v Norfolk United was a close run thing, at 26-26 when we awarded a penalty on the edge of the circle. It took Rosie Bartlett to put the ball in the net to win the game as the hooter blew for time. an awesome way to finish the weekend.
So as the season ends we prepare for a new one. Summer training starts July 10th so look out for notices.
To finish we would like to thank AGAME Sports for our super kit and their sponsorship and a massive thank you to Truro-Penwith College who continue to support Saints Netball Cornwall in so many ways.
Saints Force Regional Side v Storm 1
Exciting match in the Local Derby in Regional League 3 with Saints Netball Cornwall taking the win 61-55 against Storm 1.
After a close first half Saints led by 6 followed by an awesome 3rd quarter by Saints that took them to a 12 goal lead. In the final quarter changes to the line-up unsettled Saints for a while and Storm took advantage to pull back.
Rockets v Comets
The young Comets side fought hard against Rockets but tough defence and quick passing with some awesome shooting took Rockets to a 44-7 win.
Rockets v Satellites
The depleted Satellites squad were without lots of players particularly in the shooting circle. They tried hard to break down Rockets attack but too many errors with passing allowed Rockets to win 53-5.
Saints has received Gold re-accreditation in England Netball’s Club Action Planning Scheme (CAPS). Saints is now one of only 30 clubs nationwide, and the only Cornish club to hold this accolade that recognises the highest quality of netball provision within their community.
With 3 levels to obtain, Bronze, Silver and Gold, receiving the top level demonstrates Saints commitment to quality coaching, officiating, leadership and volunteering opportunities for our members.
With England Netball re-assessing every 4 years, Saints has now held Gold CAPS accreditation since 2003 years.
A special mention should go to Janice Cooke for the work involved in co-ordinating the submission to England Netball.