CAN WE REMIND TEAMS, THE SCHOOL HAS A NO DOGS POLICY & IS A SMOKE FREE SITE PLEASE NOTE—– NO PARKING ON THE ACCESS ROAD TO THE COURTS, USE CAR PARKS PROVIDED.
We are hopeful for a return soon following the roadmap announcement this evening. The committee will be looking at the restart guidance once we receive it.
In the meantime, we look forward to seeing some of you virtually at the AGM on Monday 1st March.
RETURN TO NETBALLAt the Committee meeting this week we discussed the return to netball. There is an agreed plan to put in place as soon as advice from the government, the local public health teams and England Netball permits grassroots sport to restart. At the moment we are not setting a target date but are keeping the situation under review on a regular basis. We will be updating the risk assessment plan in the meantime.Given the latest situation, there is no realistic prospect of the senior league returning before the end of this winter set of games was due to complete in mid February. Therefore we have agreed to refund all teams their monies, including for any games played before Christmas. Given the disruption, the league will cover the cost of those games on this occasion. Isobel will be in touch with teamsWhilst the junior league operates a slightly different payment system we will nevertheless apply the same principle and will cover the costs of any games played before Christmas. Alison will contact teamsThere is still a requirement that Leagues hold an AGM. We delayed ours last October and will now hold the AGM virtually on 1 March at 7.30. Please note the date for your diaries and further information will be sent out in due course.We hope that you and your families are keeping well and are managing to do some fitness. In the coming weeks look out on our Faelcebook, Instagram and Twitter as we launch some virtual challenges for youBest wishes all MNL
Following on from the sad news that our Founder Pam Woolmer has died we reprint the article that Pam gave us in 2008. As a League we will look forward to celebrating Pam’s significant contribution to Medway Netball as soon as we are able to return.
From Pam Woolmer Founder of Medway Netball League
I started playing for the Territorial’s in Maidstone when I left school in 1946 then in 1953 I started a team in Cuxton (ladies) as they were called. The next year I wrote to all the large shops and factories in Maidstone and the Medway towns asking if they were interested in playing netball. asking them to attend a meeting in Cuxton-I cried when I got there it was packed- a committee was formed and everybody went home with their job to do and so Maidstone and Medway Netball League was formed!
Cuxton Ladies won the league that year. I left to have a baby and moved to Borstal where I formed another team. I think we won the League the first two years; my memory is not as good as it once was! At that time I loaned the League some photos for a reunion at the Stirling centre, if anyone has any knowledge of their whereabouts please let me know.
My second child was born soon after and I was playing for Standard Telephones, finally my 3rd monster arrived, you know her as Janet so you can imagine my troubles had just quadrupled!!
During the following years I played for the Post Office, joined Bramar badminton club and provided the getaway car for my husband who was a football referee. By the time my 4th child came along I decided to give up playing netball.
In 1979 I was asked to the “cutting of the cake celebrations of the ¼ centaury and have since presented cups at the Presentation dances or matches. A few years ago I was asked to be President and was honoured to accept, I never missed a committee meeting the whole time I was in office.
The love of netball never passes. When I come and watch I am on the court playing in mind if not in body and I know I have passed this love onto Janet and Amy my granddaughter.
Good Luck in the future and may you keep expanding.
Janet and her family wanted to add these words: Our mum had a passion for life, her family was her greatest passion but one of her proudest achievements was the forming of the Medway league…she would want everyone of you to continue to enjoy the sport she loved and continue to support the League to grow in her memory, she was our rock and we will miss her desperately.
PLEASE BE REMINDED to not put registration cards and money in the Results Box. Any Registration Cards posted will not be passed on by the Results sectary until our next committee meeting so you could run the risk of playing unregistered players.
If you are trying out a player and they have EN membership you cannot play them as a taster player, that category is restricted to non members only.
You would need to pay Medway registration and complete a new reg card too. If they wanted to change teams they would then be subject to transfer rules re the Constitution.
For the moment if you add new players proof of EN membership is required.
Don’t lose points on technicalities!
New Registration card available to download now from Documents *can be submitted in advance of playing to Div.Reps without players signature required but, MUST be signed by team secretary. However, if registering on the night to play, should be completed and signed by both player and team secretary.
Note. All result cards must be received within seven days of the match, be fully legible and fully completed, include each player’s name in full and be signed by both umpires. The name of the team submitting the card must be clearly written on the front of the card. One point will be deducted from an offending team for non compliance.
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Our Summer league has 5 divisions with 8-10 teams in each division which play at our central venue. Fixtures are played from Monday – Thursday at either 7:15pm or 8:35pm. Games are 4 x 15 minutes and need a qualified umpire.
Our winter competition has 4 sections with 8-10 teams in each section. Fixtures are played Tuesdays or Wednesdays, either at 7:15pm or 8:15pm. Games are 4 x 10 minuites and need a qualified umpire.
Back to Netball
On hold at the moment, check here for any updates. Stay safe & well everyone. Pauline & Isobel
Our Back to Netball group meets on Thursday to train and play. We have two Level 2 England netball Coaches, assistant coaches and qualified umpires to help and support women who want to learn how to play netball. If you are interested in joining, use the contact form below.
Junior Netball League
League games are played at Rainham Netball Centre on Saturday mornings. We offer junior umpire training & methods into coaching for members. All players are affiliated upon joining the league.
Division 3&4 – 9.10am matches.
Division 1 & 2 – 10.25am matches.
Premier & Intermediate – 11.40am matches.
Games are 4 x 10 minutes throughout the seasons.