Netball

Welcome to the University of Liverpool Netball Club!

Netball is one of the largest clubs in the AU, consisting of two groups – a competitive squad and a participation league (campus- see below). As a club, we aim to cater for a range of abilities and most importantly provide an enjoyable and friendly environment for all our players. We are a highly successful club within the AU and boast one of the largest memberships.

The competitive squad is made up of 5 teams. All teams for the 2019-20 season will compete in the BUCS Northern League. We are always aiming to get as many teams as possible promoted and this season will be no different.

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Additionally, all squads compete in a BUCS Cup league, a knockout process providing extra opportunity for match play. The club also compete in Varsity and Christie Cup competitions. Varsity is taken very seriously against John Moores; having defeated them in the past few years, we will be looking to replicate this in the upcoming season. Christie Cup brings Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds Universities together in a day of sport and is always good fun! We want to continue to push the club to achieve further successes by creating stronger squads, as well as building on the club’s reputation both on and off the court.

Pre-season

Pre-season is a crucial part of the Netball club and will be hosted between Monday 9th and Saturday 14th September 2019. The programme involves a range of different elements, including fitness, strength and conditioning, ball skills, team building and match play, aiming to provide a solid foundation for the season that follows. Preseason is compulsory to current LUNC members and open to fresher’s looking to play 2nd team or higher, but all are welcome. If interested, please contact the club president Erin Chadwick (details to the right).

Training

Training throughout the season will take place at the University of Liverpool Sports Centre, on Tuesdays (split sessions) from 6-10pm, and Thursdays from 6-8pm. We also host shooting practice from 8-9am on a Tuesday morning. During the season matches will take place on Wednesdays, both home and away. All training and matches are compulsory, where we operate on a no train no play basis in order to remain competitive and fair.

Club membership is £40.00. A gym membership is not compulsory although this would cover access to the sports hall, which otherwise can be paid on a session by session basis. Please see the University of Liverpool sports Centre page for pricing and different options available.

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Social

As a club, we believe socials are a vital part of netball at Liverpool University. They help to integrate players regardless of what team they are part of. The club aims to hold a social every other Wednesday after matches and once a month we take part in AU fancy dress nights. These nights are known to be the best in the university social calendar and are a bonus to being part of a sports club. In addition to this are a number of other events such as a Welcome to Netball meal, a Christmas Party and an end of season awards ceremony in order to congratulate teams, showing praise to players that have been outstanding and committed to the club throughout year.

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Elite Athlete Scheme:

Sport Liverpool aim to support and help the very best student athletes who compete at Junior, Under 21 or Senior regional, national and international level. We have been lucky to have previous netball scholars Lucy Harris (Wasps), Georgie Webster (England and Manchester Thunder) and Rebecca Harrison Pitt (Manchester Thunder). If you are interested in applying for this scheme in preparation for the 2018/19, please follow this link for more information and contact Erin Chadwick.

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/sports/performance/elite-athlete-scheme/

 

For any questions, please contact Erin Chadwick – Club President. See aside for contact details.

Campus (participation league)

Campus Netball is a competition run internally by the University of Liverpool, in which both students and staff can participate. This is affiliated with the Back 2 Netball programme. It is open to everyone, of all abilities and we welcome newcomers to Netball in this league.  Matches are played weekly throughout the winter and spring term, finishing with an awards evening in the summer term. We encourage all girls to join the campus league if unsuccessful at trials, as the netball clubs aim is to get as many girls possible playing the sport at Liverpool University! To enter a team inot campus hetball fill out the application form here.

Useful Links:

Sport Liverpool Gym Membership: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/sports/join/

BUCS Website: https://www.bucs.org.uk/homepage.asp

Elite Athletes: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/sports/performance/elite-athlete-scheme/netball44

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