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Spring is coming!

Winter is coming to a close and spring is around the corner... for netball anyway!

Spring always brings growth and excitement and this year is no exception. Thanks to dedicated and passionate netballers, the number of opportunities to play netball around Alberta has grown exponentially! 2017 continues to be an amazing year for netball in Alberta.

 

 


BC U18 Zone Championship April 8 - 9 2017

The 2017 U18 teams going to Barriere, BC April have been selected. Congratulations to the Grizzlies and Polars:

 

Grizzlies

Polars

Abi Francis Alexa Calkhoven
Amanda Neal Alia Matchett
Avery Desrosiers Erika Alabado
Holly Lendrum Hannah Willis
Jessica Teasdale Karen Ratliffe
Kirianna Park Katie Samborski
Madison Mayr Kerri Neumier
Marianna Castrillon Maya Cheung
Sam Zering Tierenny Millar
Coach: Sam Elsom Coach: Sharlee Rose
Team Manager: Doug Matchett Team Manager: Asra Matchett
Team Manager: Asra Matchett Team Manager: Doug Matchett
   
Non-travelling reserves  
Abby Ganden Rachel Tita
Katheryn Douglas  

 


Inaugural Edmonton Open Netball Tournament April 8, 2017

Edmonton Netball Club is hosting their inaugural tournament this year!

Everyone is welcome to come play but be aware that it will be a competitive level of play and that men are on court.

Date: April 8th 2017

Location: Boyle Street Gym, 9538 103A Ave., Edmonton Alberta T5H 0J3

First Game Start Time: 11.30am

Please be at the gym for 11.00 for housekeeping, rules etc.

If you are from Calgary and would like to play in the tournament, either as a team or a player needing a team, please fill out this Google form by March 31.

Google form for the 2017 Edmonton Tournament April 8.


Strathmore Tournament - Senior B level

Our new Drumheller training group has decided to organize a tournament in Strathmore, a middle point between Drumheller and Calgary, to get some game experience in.

Location: Strathmore High School (100 Brent Blvd, Strathmore, AB)

Date: April 22, 2017

Time: Arrival 10:30 am, games start at 11:00 am and go until 3:00 pm

The level of play will be Senior B but we may allow one man on court because Drumheller has three men training with them and we don't want to exclude them. No men will play in the circle though.

If you are from Calgary and are interested in playing, as an individual or with your team, please fill out this form by April 10: Google Form for the Strathmore Tournament April 22


Senior Fall/Winter League 2016-2017

Thank you to everyone who made the 2016/2017 league and tournaments such as success!

League and Tournament Director: Lavinia McElwee
Senior A Coordinator: Courtney Lindsay
Senior B Coordinator: Rachel Sattin
Umpire Director: Dianne Le
All of our Team Managers, Coaches,
Umpires and Scorekeepers!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Winter league and tournament:

2017 Winter Senior A League Winners:

2017 Winter Senior B League Winners:

 

2017 Winter Senior A Tournament Winners:

2017 Winter Senior B Tournament Winners:

Magics

Goslings

 

Magics

Hydras

For all the results, please visit the League and Tournaments pages.


Junior Fall/Winter League 2016-2017

We would like to thank everyone who helped makes this another successful and fun year!

Support for Netball Alberta through volunteering as a scorekeeper, providing positive comments to our coaches or just being an enthusiastic side line supporter is very much appreciated. 

We welcome any feedback on our programs, including the new formats that we introduced this year for both Junior B (goal shoot out) and Junior A (two games per night), please email Emma Wilton, Junior Program Coordinator at junior@netballalberta.com

A special thanks to the people who organized and coached this year:

Junior Program Coordinator: Emma Wilton

Coaching Director: Emma Streeter

Winter 2017 Junior A Tournament Director: Megan Hounsome

Our coaches:

Mädeli Cloete Sam Zering
Erika Alabado Hannah Magotiaux
Doug Matchett Sam Sperle
Amie Irwin Amie Irwin
Sam Elsom Jeanne Neumier
Annie Pritchard Katie Samborski
Colton Young Alia Matchett
Isaac Wen  
And all of the great league umpires!

Congratulations to the 2017 Winter League and Tournament winners, the Cheetahs.

We would also like to make mention of the exciting Junior A Winter tournament! It took some serious number crunching by the Tournment Director, Megan Hounsome, to determine the final standings and last match ups for the day. The final games left everyone breathless from excitement!

Please visit our webpage HERE for all the details!

 

 

 

 

 


2017 Spring League

Senior Spring League 2017

Our Senior Spring program is undergoing some changes. This spring, we will be offering two programs.

This year we are offering an "Intro to Netball for Adults" program which runs for 6 weeks, May 23 - June 27 at Southland Leisure Centre on Tuesdays, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Each week, you will learn a few more aspects of the sport and play a short game to put those skills to work while having fun. If you have been contemplating trying netball out, this is the program for you. Bring a friend or two to learn this exciting sport! Fee $75.

We will also be offering a regular Senior B Spring League. It will run for 6 weeks, May 23 - June 28 and games will be played at on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm at Southland or Wednesdays at Vivo (North) at 7:30 pm or 8:30 pm.

ALL teams will rotate through the two venues for the 6 weeks; players must be prepared to play at both locations. We will have 6 teams for this league so if you want to extend your netball season, be sure to register early! Fee $75.

Please watch Facebook and the Website for when registration is available. if you have any questions regarding these programs, please email Rachel Sattin at recreational@netballalberta.com.

 

Junior Spring League 2017

Our Junior Spring League registration is open and you can register your child here.

Netball Alberta's Spring Junior Netball League runs from April 23 – June 18, 2017 plus a Junior A (U16) tournament June 24, 2017

No games on May 21

The games are  played on Sundays, 1 hour games played between 5:00 and 8:00 pm at Southland Leisure Centre.

No mid-week training: There are no practices with this league.

Dress Code/Uniform: All players should wear indoor runners, a White T-shirt and Black Shorts. N.A. clothing will be available for sale. Remember to bring a water bottle each week.

Cost: $75

If you have questions, please contact coach@netballalberta.com


3rd Annual Netball Alberta Inter-School Tournament 2017

Netball Alberta hosted its third annual Inter-School Tournament on Saturday March 11th, 2017, occupying the Bishop O’Byrne and Cardel Rec Courts at Cardel Rec South. Thank you to everyone in attendance for making the tournament such a success!

Fifteen teams faced off during a total of thirty-one games among the two divisions, demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship and netball skill acquired through Netball Alberta school clinics and the tutelage of their committed teachers. We were excited to see five new schools participating this year, with those schools from last year not in attendance, hosting intra-school games and tournaments of their own.

Netball Alberta’s wonderful veteran and first-time coaches alike imparted their wisdom on these new players, umpired games, rang the cowbell with diligence and lead newbie scorekeepers with mastery in the midst of a tremendous number of spectators and players filling every nook and cranny of the gym and corridors. It was lovely to see many mother-daughter coaching pairings this tournament passing on the legacy of netball expertise. We were so overwhelmed to see an amazing number of parent supporters present throughout the day to watch their children excel in a new sport! The echoing cheers from parents and fellow students remind us all at Netball Alberta why we do what we do. It was fantastic to see each player improve throughout the day and give the competition their all!

Thank you to our Development Officer, Rachel Pasek, for all of her hard work and fantastic organization and thank you to our invaluable volunteers:

Vicki Lendrum Asra Matchett Alia Matchett
Holly Lendrum Amanda Neal Mariah Matchett
Lee-Anne Millar Delight Rinomhota Amanda Ganden
Tierenny Millar Sharlee Rose Abby Ganden
Sam Elsom Sophie Edmunds Krista Moroz
Sam Zering Jennifer Wallace  


Netball Alberta Casino 2017

It's that time again!

Netball Alberta's most important fundraiser will be at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino on June 2 & 3, 2017. We have to fill all the volunteer positions for those two days. The event earns the organization approximately $78 000. This is vital to the programs we offer and the growth of our sport in Alberta.

This is such an easy and fun way for our players and parents to give back to this fantastic organization. Every position is guided through every step, there is no stress nor pressure.

All traveling players, or parents of under age traveling players, have an obligation to take at least one shift during the casino. If you want a certain shift, day or position, get your name in fast!

It is also a great opportunity for some time out with your friends or partner! For the available shifts, please visit our Fundraising page.

If you are able to take a shift, please email Corey at contact@netballalberta.com.


Netball Alberta Summer Camp 2017

This is your child's opportunity to discover, or continue developing, a passion for netball, while making new friends, and enjoying the summer sun. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor team building activities, skill-building games, and of course plenty of netball, campers will develop skills that will make them experienced netballers in just a week.

The camp will be coached by our extremely qualified School Clinician, Rachel Pasek, who has been coaching netball for 11 years, including our provincial U23 team. She will be joined by junior coaches from our Youth Development Squad. They will share their love for this fast, strategic sport while helping the players create life-long memories and increase their skills on the court.

July 3 - 7, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hull Services Gym (2266 Woodpark Ave SE) - Click here for the Hull House Complex map to find the gym

9 – 12 year old girls and boys (All levels of experience from new to league players are welcome, must be 9 yrs old by July 1, 2017)

$200 for the week

Register Here!


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