Whitcliffe Mount – Urgent Action Required

You may, or may not, have heard of the proposed closure of Whitcliffe Mount Sports Centre in 2016. Please can you you take a few minutes to sign the petition  on the Council Website, and also pass the link onto friends, family and work colleagues requesting that they also take a few minutes to sign.

Some of you may already have signed the paper petition at Whitcliffe which is fine. But some may have been at the Venue, or may not have seen it – so if you haven’t signed  this then please, please, please go onto the link below and sign!



Many thanks for all donations for the tombola – much appreciated.

Don’t forget to get dressed in red on 22 March for the charity day in aid of British Heart Foundation.  Prizes for best dressed team, individual (player, supporter, umpire) and child.

£1    donation for taking part, dressing in red, being there (!)

£1    Guess the Goals – all venues – for Kindle HD Fire

£1    Guess the Goals – your venue – for Thornton’s chocolate

£1    Zeo drinks

£1    Tombola – at most venues.

Special events at Bradford College (Super Shot and face painting) and Lighthouse (tea & cakes, donated by Laura’s Cake House)

Bring lots of change, bring a friend – or, if not playing, please call in to one of the venues and support the event.

We look forward to seeing you there and amking this our most successful charity day to date.

Charity Fun Day Saturday 22nd March 2014

This years charity day event will take place on Saturday 22 March at all West Yorkshire Conunty Netball Association League venues in aid of British Heart Foundation.

The theme this year is RED so wear/ colour anything red.  Be as creative as you wish, whist keeping within the safety rules of the game!

There are some fantastic prizes on offer including the New Kindle Fire HDX.

This year we are planning on running a tombola at each venue so please can you donate your tombola prizes – unwanted presents, books, bottles of wine, boxes of chocolates, chidlrens’ games …..  There will be collection points (and committee members with a collection box!) at most venues for the next 3 weeks – Saturday 15 February, Saturday 22 February and Saturday 1 March so please have an early spring clean and donate prizes.

Information on previous Charity Days can be seen on the website, with photos – see the link below:


If you wish to be on the website this year be creative and stand out – photos will be taken on the day!  Please help us to raise more money than last year (over £3,000)

Presentation Night 2014

This year’s End of Season Presentation Night will be held on Friday 16th May at Stannningley Rugby club – keep the date free ladies!

Leeds Christmas Market Saturday 30th November

The club ‘trip’ to the markets (beer tents) is this Saturday. As the 3rd team are playing in Thornhill at 1245, we are planning to meet between 4 and 430pm. If you are planning on coming along, can you please ensure that you let Jo Saunders or Sue Hewitson know, or post on the Shipley Netball Club Facebook page so we know to keep an eye out for you. If you want a mobile contact to ensure you can find the group, please email enquiries@shipleynetball and I will ensure you are sent one.

Can’t wait girlies – hope to see you there!

Race for Life – at Twilight!

Race for Life is back – but this time with a twist under the stars at Twilight. Yorkshire will play host to two Twilights, one on Friday 18th October at Roundhay Park, Leeds and the other on Friday 25th October at Tower Gardens, York.

We’re coming together to light up the night sky to run, walk and jog 5k and show cancer what we’re made of. Will you spread the word for us?  We hope to raise over £110,000 in the region to help Cancer Research UK beat cancer sooner.  Run, Walk, Dance, Enter raceforlife.org/twilight

Please also find the logo banners for both events attached along with information about how to help promote Race for Life.

There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all.

Join the fight and enter the Leeds or York Race for Life Twilight now.

Cancer, we’re coming to get you…

Want to get involved but not sure the 5km is for you then read on!

Every Minute Counts

This Autumn – the gloves are off. It’s time to take the fight to cancer at Race for Life 2013. Cancer is a nasty piece of work. It will affect one in three of us.  With your support we will beat it sooner. Here are some examples of how you can help us spread the word about Race for life.

  •  A minute or two?

-    Tweet about signing up to your local event, the training you are doing, or just generally about your support of Race for Life. Ask any of your followers to retweet- particularly your group members and sponsors!

-    Update your Facebook status with a tag line and link to the Race for Life Facebook page, or with your motivations for taking part in Race for Life.

-    Text your family, friends, colleagues encouraging them to sign up to Race for Life..

-    Add the Race for Life e-banner to your email signature.

-    Do whatever you can to drive friends and family to our website to sign up www.raceforlife.org


  • On a tea break? (15 mins to spare)

-    Sign up to Race for Life at raceforlife.org! While you are doing so why not set up a group to invite friends, family, colleagues to join you.

-    Visit the Race for Life website www.raceforlife.org and read up about our campaign news, training tips, fundraising information and more.

-    Set up and customise your Just Giving page and send the link to everyone you know asking them to sponsor you.

-    Share your story- visit the Race for Life website and let us know why you have chosen to support Cancer Research UK. It is our supporters that make Race for Life what it is and our stories change lives. By sharing your story you could help us get vital press coverage to help promote Race for Life to a huge audience of newspaper readers, radio listeners and even TV viewers.

-    Email your local Race for Life contact and request posters and leaflets for your local event to be delivered either to your home or place of work.

-    Send our Race for Life ‘Forward to Friend’ email to your personal and work address books (please contact your local Race for Life contact to get a copy of the email).

-    Post on your work Intranet about signing up for Race for Life or even better – joining your group or set up a work team.


  • On your lunch hour? (1 hour to spare)

-    Distribute some flyers and posters around your place of work, promoting your local Race for Life event.

-    Visit your local high street shops (and/or sports centre, library, hairdressers), or any other local businesses if they would let you put up a poster in their window/ community notice board/ staff rooms or leaving flyers next to their tills.

-    Talk to other family, friends, and colleagues about promoting Race for Life in their places of work/ clubs/ community groups.

-    Talk to your work about getting your company behind Race for Life – promoting sign up internally to staff, inviting a Race for Life representative to come and talk to staff in a lunch hour, getting together a staff team or even a team of volunteers on event day.


  • Morning/ Afternoon/ day to spare?

-    Come and help us out at a local promotional event (Please speak to your local Race for Life contact for more details).

-    Organise a fundraising event to help raise sponsorship for Race for Life – bake sales, donation boxes for offices and non uniform days at school, or have a clear out of your cupboards and bring some old clothes to the ‘Donation Station’ on event day.

-    Contact your children’s school, nursery or college and ask about getting the school involved with Race for Life, or if they wanted to organise their own Race at Your Place (more information can be found on the website www.raceforlife.org). Teachers, deputy heads and PTA boards are a great place to start.

Leeds Christmas Market

A trip to the Leeds Christmas Market is being planned for the afternoon of Saturday 30th November. If you are interested in receivign details, please ensure that Jo Saunders (3rd Team) has your email address so information can be sent through to you. Further details will be posted on here nearer the time.

Coach Education Courses – West Yorkshire Sport

West Yorkshire Sports have published the catalogue of courses available from September through to Christmas. These include:

Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Safeguarding and Protecting Children 2: Reflecting on Practice

How to Coach Disabled People in Sport

Emergency and Community First Aid  (3hr & 4hr courses)

First Aid for Sport / Sport Emergency Aid (6 hour / 1 day courses)

Paediatric First Aid (2 days)

Supporting Coaches: A Guide to Recruiting, Developing and Retaining Coaches

Coaching Children & Young People

Using i-Technology in your Coaching

Nutrition for Sport

Motivating teams

Business essentials for Sports Coaches

Marketing Essentials for Sports Coaches

For further information, please see Jo Saunders (3rd team) at training to request a brochure or email enquiries@shipleynetball.org.uk

Training Time Is Nearly Here

Senior training resumes after the summer break on WEDNESDAY 14th AUGUST from 7pm – 9pm. This is for all senior squads and any u16 players who would like to join us. This session will be held at BRADFORD COLLEGE as usual.

Training on WEDNESDAY 21st AUGUST will be held at BECKFOOT GRAMMAR SCHOOL. This session will be 7pm – 9pm. This is for all senior squads and any u16 players who would like to join us.

Training then returns to BRADFORD COLLEGE on WEDNESDAY 28th AUGUST. This session will be 7pm – 9pm. This is for all senior squads and any u16 players who would like to join us.


Netball Tournament – Manchester 17th August

Passport 2 Sport LTD sports tours team are working in partnership with M18 Leisure to host a pre-season netball tournament at Wright Robinson Sports College, Manchester on Saturday 17th August 2013. The tournament will be open to both competitive and social netball teams, also suitable for back2netball teams.

Performance Cup – Open to all competitive netball clubs to test your stamina and ability ahead of the new season

Social Cup – Open to players and teams that want to enjoy a competitive experience, in a social environment. Suitable to back2netball teams to re-ignite your competitive flame

BOTH Cup Competitions will include a minimum of 7 games, and 84 minutes of play.

Spaces are limited, therefore please book now to avoid disappointment. Team Entry is from £50

Deadline for entry is Friday 21st June; please contact enquiries@shipleynetball.org.uk if you would like to be sent further details

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