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Newbridge Ninjas win Avon's inaugural Fair Play Award

Avon Netball’s 2017/18 season was brought to a conclusion for the local divisions at their AGM last month, when the awards for nominated players, runners up and winners within each division were presented to the successful teams and players. A new addition to this year’s list of trophies was the Fair Play Award in memory of Kim Sullivan, who played for Crossbow Netball Club for many years and sadly passed away earlier in the season. 

Kim was known and loved throughout the Avon and South West Regional netball community during her time both on and off the court. 

Representing Avon at both junior and senior levels, many will remember Kim as a friendly and bubbly centre court player who played the majority of her netball within the first team, competing in the Avon League before being invited to play in the South West Regional League.

Kim put her heart and soul into Crossbow who were her ‘netball family’, and fulfilled many roles over the years such as Junior Coach, Chairperson and President. She continued to support the club when she could no longer step out onto the court, and was well respected for her words of wisdom, calming nature and warm welcoming personality.

The deserving recipients of this new accolade were Newbridge Ninjas, who finished second in Divison Ten and have therefore gained promotion to Division Nine. They have been praised for their helpfulness, sportsmanship and ability and willingness to support others. 

Newbridge have been extremely supportive of new players joining their club throughout the season, including running their training sessions jointly as a Back 2 Netball (B2N) session, England Netball’s country-wide initiative to get women back into playing the sport.

The efforts of Newbridge Ninjas in terms of their attitude towards fair play deserves to be recognised and made them worthy winners of the inaugural Fair Play Award. 

Crossbow will be hosting a charity netball tournament in Kim’s honour on Saturday 16th June at Ashton Park School. For more information, please email Jen Luffman at jennyreed84@hotmail.com

 Fair Play Award 2018 - Newbridge Ninjas
Fleur Thompson and Vicky Webb accepted the award from Kim's husband, Marc, on behalf of Newbridge Ninjas.

 

Avon-based netballer listed on Bristol Active City's Exceptional Contribution List

A huge well done to Sue Anderson from Airborne who has been listed on Bristol Active City's Exception Contribution List. Click here to see the full article on Netball South West's website.

 

Promotion for TJ Saracens!

Many congratulations to TJ Saracens who have been promoted to South West Regional League 3 North following the play-offs at UWE on 20 May. We wish them every success in the coming season.

 

2017/18 League Handbook 

The league handbook, including final fixtures for the new season and the contact details for division reps, has been emailed out to club secretaries. If you have any queries, please contact Julie Dyer by email.