University of Gloucestershire Netball

By | 7th June 2017

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University of Gloucestershire Netball

University of Gloucestershire Netball

Welcome to the University of Gloucestershires Netball Club Page

2015/2016

                            Why pick our club?

Netball at the University of Gloucestershire is one of the focus sports, and has large amounts of new students joining every year- both freshers and current. Join us to become not only part of a close knit club and team, but to gain friends that you can enjoy your university life with.

As we have five teams competing in the ‘British Universities and Colleges Sport’ league, we are able to welcome everyone interested in competitive netball. Not only do we have five competitive teams, we also have a recreational squad who regularly compete in tournaments. We are friendly and encouraging, and are always happy to see new faces.

All our five teams are all VERY close to promotion this year as well as first team looking to get back into prem! We are very excited about the upcoming year and welcoming everyone into our big netball family!

For more information or if you have any queries, get in touch with our Club Captain, Laura Stubbings, (s1405168@connect.glos.ac.uk).

Mission statement

UoG Netball Club wants to provide a safe and friendly environment that everyone can participate in. No matter of size, age or ability, there is a place for you within our club!

Our Aims:

  • To encourage all who are interested to participate within netball and all other sports within the university
  • To maintain promotion and further success this year
  • To create links with the community by providing activity days for local schools

University of Gloucestershire wins coveted Netball Superleague franchise

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 A professional netball team is coming to Gloucestershire thanks to a successful joint bid by the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Worcester.

Published: 27/06/2016 13:15

A professional netball team is coming to Gloucestershire thanks to a successful joint bid by the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Worcester.

The Severn Stars is one of a number of new franchises in the Vitality Netball Superleague, announced by England Netball today.

Gloucestershire and Worcester’s successful bid followed an intensive application and selection process that attracted huge interest from netball clubs and businesses throughout the UK.

Head of School for Sport and Exercise at the University of Gloucestershire, Dr Anita Navin, has an outstanding reputation within the sport as a leading coach educator and is currently a commentator for Sky TV netball games.

“I am thrilled at the outcome and I possess an incredible passion for developing netball in England and globally,” Anita said. “I look forward to supporting England Netball in their quest to be number one in the world offering exceptional netball opportunities to our local cities and communities.”

Both universities have strong traditions of developing talented players. Students from both universities have been selected to represent England at this summer’s World Series in New Zealand.

Gloucestershire and Worcester also both have associations with elite teams from other sports, including the University of Gloucestershire’s  ‘All Golds’ Rugby League Club in Gloucester and the Worcester Wolves British Basketball League team.

Mick Donovan, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor (Inclusive Sport & Educational Development) at Worcester, said: “We have been working with the team at Gloucestershire for over one year to prepare the strongest bid possible. The Severn Stars partnership boasts a wealth of talent, experience and potential from within a wide range of partners. Many people have worked hard to bring elite netball to the city and we are really looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

The name derives from the river that brings the two regions together. The Severn Stars partnership will be supported by a number of associated organisations from within the two regions that include thriving university and club programmes. Significantly, the Worcester City and Hucclecote clubs have both played at the highest level outside of the superleague.
In the early seasons, the home games will be played at the University of Worcester Arena, and upon completion of new facilities at the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls campus in Gloucester, hosting of home games will be shared.

The first game will be played in February. The club now faces a busy schedule as they work towards building a playing and coaching team.