Banbridge Netball Club are the toast of Northern Ireland with top award

Banbridge Netball Club are the top club in Northern Ireland.

They have been officially named as Club of the Year, presented with their award at the recent Netball Northern Ireland AGM.

The award is handed out to the club that meets a host of vast-ranging criteria that include the organisation of the club, sportmanship, Clubmark accreditation, junior and social playing opportunities, competition entries, volunteering and player progression.

The accolade marks another huge step forward in the progress of the local club and news of their win brought much delight to the girls.

“We are absolutely delighted to receive the Club of the Year award,” said a club spokesperson.

“Over the past number of years, the Club’s Committee have worked extremely hard.

“Clubmark accreditation in 2013 was a major achievement for us and from this we have had a clearer and more focused direction.

“We provide opportunities for all ages and abilities to play as well as opportunities to develop our coaches, umpires and volunteers.

“There have been so many successes both on and off the court and we are thrilled to be recognised by Netball Northern Ireland.”

NETBALL SUMMER CAMP

In conjunction with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council the Club will be running a Summer Camp for kids aged 8 – 12years from the 10 – 14 August in Banbridge Leisure Centre from 10am – 12noon. The cost for coaching course is £18 for the 1st child and £14 for the 2nd child from the same immediate family. For further details please contact Sarah Aiken on 028 4066 0605.

Club registration will be Tuesday 1st September from 6-7pm at Banbridge Leisure Centre. For further information please contact the Club Secretary Leanne Burns on 07921976758. Pict