hereEastwood Netball Club was started in 1973 with one team and just 9 players. It has grown over the years and we have approximately 150 members with 16 teams in four leagues.

 

We take girls from school year 6 and we provide performance based netball training so that they can develop their skills and athleticism. Match play starts with Eastwood teams playing in the Chelmsford Junior League on Saturday mornings against other local junior club teams.

 

Usually teams start to play in the Basildon and District senior league once they are in year 9 or 10 depending on the player’s performance and abilities.  Eastwood are a major club in that league and we have seven teams spread throughout the league’s 11 divisions.

 

Our high level focus of competition is the East Region Clubs League where we feature in Division 1 and we play against sides across East Anglia. The East Region League is part of the National competitive structure and this league feeds into the National Premier league.

 

The training is supervised and undertaken by qualified coaches at UKCC levels 1, 2 and 3. There are 2 x level 3 coaches, 4 x level 2 and 5 x Level 1 and they are assisted by some of our older Junior Players who play at a high level or volunteer as part of their work under the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

 

The club has Sport England Clubmark accreditation through the England Netball CAPS process.

 

We have a Safeguarding policy and all coaches and support personnel hold valid DBS checks.

 

The club has a privacy policy as required by the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 and a copy ia available here.

 

Our playing kit for junior matches consists of white tops, purple skirts and white socks. The tops have velcro strips to hold the patch bibs. In addition we have white sweatshirts which also have the velcro strips so that these can be worn during matches. The Regional squad wear yellow black and purple dresses as shown on the home page picture and the teams in the Basildon League wear purple, black and white dresses as seen in the pictures on our News page. 

 

Kit is available for purchase from the club on application either at training or use the Contact Us page.

 

Eastwood has a history of success in netball competition having been Basildon league champions twice and have numerous divisional titles, cup victories to our name both in senior and junior league competition.  .

 

4 club members have been selected to play for England; Lindsay Armitage (England Schools under 16), Karen Jones (Under 21), Lindsay Keable (both under 21 and as a full international) and Megan Clark (Under 17). We have 3 had club members in the England age banded squads, Megan Clark (Under 19), Naomi Falk (Under 17) and Sewa Adedoja (under 17). In addition we have several players who have featured in Super League and National Talent League; the most recent being Sewa Adedoja and Eleanor Butt in the Mavericks under 17 and 19 squads respectively and Georgia Sasse in the Mavericks Under 19 squad where she was made captain..

 

We support and encourage players to attend screening for both Regional and County based academies with a view to them improving their skills and attaining National Performance League status and beyond. Apart from those already mentioned, in the 2017 - 18 season we have the following  number of players in the Performace academy structure operated by the Superleague franchises, in our case Mavericks

  • 3 in the Under 19;
  • 1 in the under 17 and
  • 3 in the Hub based in Basildon

 

Further information on the England Performance pathway can be found on the England Netball web site.