U16s qualify for Regional Tournament
Amazing work from our U16s Regional team, who have come second in the Qualifying Tournament to make it through to the South-West Regional League. Winning against a persistent Penryn team 21-17 and a pressurised game against Predators 28-21, the team held their own against Saints providing the smallest margin of goals.
"We also introduced three new players into the squad, with Ismay Cornish, Lia Byrne and Olivia Yabley all debuting in today’s games and making great impressions," says coach Stacey Gilbert.
Players of the day were Katja Odonoghue and May Gale. "Katja showed strength and determination in making her presence known in the shooting circle complemented by 92% shooting stats, while May was an all-round Trojan defensively, applying pressure in all areas and making pivotal turnovers when needed," says Stacey. Well done girls!
OPPORTUNITY FOR SPONSORSHIP
Are you a business owner, looking for a targeted and low-cost way to appeal to women to build brand awareness? With the netball season about to begin, Penzance Netball Club has a limited number of new sponsorship opportunities.
Did you know, on a typical weekend, there are more women playing netball than men playing rugby? Netball is the most popular sport for women as well as the fastest growing – participation in netball has gone up 44% in the past year, with England’s historic win at the Commonwealth Games and next year’s Netball World Cup in Liverpool leading to a huge surge in uptake of the sport.
Penzance Netball Club has 10 netball teams, spanning multiple Senior and Junior divisions in the Cornwall Netball league, as well as active social media pages and a large presence in the local community. Our games are played all over Cornwall, promising a wide area in terms of coverage for your brand. We have a range of sponsorship options, but these are limited, so get in quick. Get in touch to find out more.
Penzance Head Coach to assist with County head coaching
Penzance Netball Club's Head Coach, Stacey Gilbert, is taking her coaching duties to new highs, after being invited to assist with coaching at County level. Having recently applied for Satellite Assistant Coach, in order to further her own development, the panel were so impressed with Stacey, she received a phone call asking her if she'd be interested in assisting with head coaching at county level.
The County Academy is the next level up from the Satellite Academies, which is the first step on the England Pathway for young netballers. County Academy focuses on intense training, skills and tactics for ages 13 to 16, and prepares young and talented netball to progress to the Regional Academy. Read more about the pathways here: cornwallnetball.co.uk/performance.html.
Stacey not only took on coaching Penzance's senior netballers last season, but will continue to be Head Coach this season, as well as coaching the juniors too (and playing!). Her hard work and dedication to coaching has paid off – what an amazing achievement Stacey. Penzance is so lucky to have you, and we are thrilled that your expertise will benefit us as a club too.
Penzance netballer makes prestigious Team Bath hub squad
Penzance netballer Esme Adams had again been selected to play in the Team Bath Hub. Esme, who has been playing netball for Penzance since she was 10, has always been a promising player. She spent 3 seasons at Storm Netball Club where she was able to focus on regional opportunities.
"I am so pleased that Esme is back at Penzance and she will certainly be an asset on the court," says head coach, Stacey Gilbert. "This young player excites me and to have been part of her development has been very enjoyable."
The Team Bath Hub is part of the Team Bath Netball Futures Pathway that allows up to 80 gifted young netballers, aged from 14 to 21, to benefit from top-class coaching plus lifestyle and sports science support. Esme will join the Cornwall Hub, based at Truro & Penwith College.
Well done Esme!
Record number of Penzance players selected for Satellite
Ten players from Penzance Netball Club have been selected to join the Satellite Academy. The juniors – India Angove, Olivia Cockle, Lucia Davey, Polly George, Isla Harvey, Sienna Harvey, Saffron Hills, Freya Prodger, Ebonnie Richards and Maria Whitelock – will train every other Thursday at Truro college.
The Satellite Academy is the first step on the England Pathway for young netballers. They'll have access to qualified and experience Level 2 coaches and train at the prestigious programmes set by England Netball. The emphasis in the Satellite Academy is for young netballers to learn how to train on their own, and to understand, experience and practise some of the different components required in a training programme.
This is the most number of girls ever selected at any one time from Penzance Netball – well done girls!