It's not been quite the year that any of us expected with Covid-19 and the Lockdown.
Training has been by Zoom instead of on the courts and in the sports halls, but our coaches and players have risen to the challenge - weekly zoom training; online training with Jo Trip and Solo Sessions; 2.6 challenge raising over £300 for Cancer Research; Pass-it-on and Solo/Combo joint videos; half-term training challenges; mental health awareness check-in; shoot-out competitions; cardio blasts and fast feet drills; and our Chair Paula doing videos updates to the club.
Weds 3 June 2020 - England Netball have released their guidance for a phased return to netball training. We hope to be able to start with small-group coached training very shortly at a suitable venue. It will be different and we will send out details so everyone is clear on what they will need to do - please check your Team What's App groups for more information.
This year has seen a club record of 18 players achieving places on the England Netball performance pathway. Lucy Kay, Lily Costen and Caitlin Hellen have been selected for both the Saracens Mavericks Futures programme and the U15 Saracens Mavericks Age Group Squad; Sophie Coady has been selected for the Loughborough Lightning U17 Academy; Hannah Trapmore, Jess Roberts, Jodie Wright, Elissa Keating and Alice Macdowell Cambs U18 Academy; Grace Kinsey for Essex U15 Academy; Eliza Sedgbeer, Ellie Watson, Hattie Cowen, Hazel Warry, Ines O'Shea and Lois Longaretti for Essex U13s; and Ava Keating and Chloe Hellen for Cambs U13s.
SWAN is one of 6 clubs from across the region nominated for the Netball East oustanding club of the year awards in the Golden Globes 2020 - some tough competition but our fingers are crossed!