Welcome to the University of Nottingham Netball Club!
The University of Nottingham Netball Club is one of the biggest clubs at UoN with over 50 girls playing weekly in 5 British University College Sports (BUCS) teams as well as 2 development squads playing in the IMS League who participate in regular friendly fixtures against other local unis. We also have Engage sessions for those who have never played netball before, don't want to commit to regular training or those who just want to play for fun! The ability of the members ranges from International and Super League standard to those wishing to improve their skills in order to compete in BUCS.
The UoN Netball club aims to bring together girls from a variety of areas and backgrounds, all with a common interest for the sport, and allow them to play competively throughout the year. We believe joining netball creates a new opportunity for girls to come together and build friendships to further improve our University experiences.
You can find us at the Welcome Fair on Monday 25 September and Tuesday 26 September at the David Ross Sports Village. For more details visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/707857432758057.
You can also find out about all sport activities during Welcome Week at www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/welcome.
We are hosting trials on Saturday 30th of September at David Ross Sports village at 8:45am in Halls 1+2. Some girls may be asked to return the following day (Sunday 1st of October) to continue with the trialling process
Trials cost £5 and we recommend you arrive 15 minutes early to sign in/ register if you havent already. Please wear SHORTS (numbers will need to be written on legs) and suitable footwear, preferably netball trainers. Please also make sure you bring enough food and water for the day as trials will continue to around 4pm.
You can register for trials by visiting our stand at the Welcome Sports Fair (W14). You can pay for trials at the welcome fair, online at https://www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/sports/sport/Netball/ or on the day.
Please note, all students must trial if they wish to play for our competitive teams.
The University Club has worked on forging close ties with the IMS (Intramural Sports) League, made up of course and hall teams, who play regularly in Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday leagues. We aim to ensure the widest possible range of players have their talents nutured and continue to aspire to represent their University.
We have two development teams (6&7s) who play weekly in the IMS league. If unable to play for our two development teams, you can still get involved with IMS Netball by playing for a hall/ society or creating a team with friends. To find out more email email@example.com.
We’re also part of the Engage programme so you can try Netball any Monday (5-6pm) or Thursday (6-7pm) for free if you have sports and fitness membership or just a small charge if you don’t. Visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/engage for more information.
Membership fees for our club are £55 for the 17/18 academic year. This includes all netball equipment and transport to all BUCS matches.
Please note, that UoN sports and fitness membership is also required to be part of our club. Early Bird membership is available until 6 October and for £189 includes the following:
- Access to the new £40 million David Ross Sports Village
- Three fully-equipped fitness suites
- Over a hundred weekly group exercise classes
- 25m indoor pool
- Indoor sports halls and squash courts
Visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/join for more details.
We have 7 competitive teams who compete in the following leagues / competitions:
- 1st team- BUCS 1A Midlands
- 2nd team- BUCS 2A Midlands
- 3rd team- BUCS 2B Midlands
- 4th team- BUCS 4B Midlands
- 5th team- BUCs 4A Midlands
- 6th development team- Wednesday IMS league
- 7th development team- Wednesday IMS league
BUCS matches take place every Wednesday afternoon.
All players in our competitive teams are required to attend all weekly training sessions and Wednesday matches.
The University Club has worked on forging close ties with the IMS (Intramural Sports) League, made up of course and hall teams, who play regularly in Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Leagues. We aim to ensure the widest possible range of players have their talents nutured and continue to aspire to represent their University.
Netball is also available as one of the sports on our popular IMS (Intramural) leagues. These are played on campus between halls, societies or groups of friends. To find out more email [insert relevant IMS email for your sport].
Our training times are as follows, dependent on teams:
- 5-6pm: 6&7s
- 5-6pm: Engage
- 6-8pm: 1&2s
Wednesday- MATCH DAY
We also take part in the annual Nottingham Varsity against Nottingham Trent University which draws crowds of thousands to venues across Nottingham!
Varsity 2018 will be held at our very own David Ross Sports Village where we stand as reigning varsity champions after our 55-27 victory against Nottingham Trent in 2017.
Alongside playing Netball, the club offers a range of socials from big nights out to girly nights in. Socials are held most weeks and even if there isn't one planned teams will often arrange one between themselves especially if they're coming off the back of a big win! This not only helps to bring the club closer together but also helps to unite with other sports teams as we often join up with other clubs. As well as socials we have fundraising events throughout the year and a tour, which in the past has taken us to Spain, Dublin, Edinburgh and South Africa.
By joining our Netball Club you not only get the chance to play a great game at a high level and represent your University you more notably get the opportunity to forge great friendships with lasting bonds. Alumni Weekend sees the return of past players and its continued popularity shows just how much the club means to so many people. Being a part of the Netball Club will enhance your University experience and be a great addition to University life.
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