All Senior League games on the 16th October will start with 30 seconds of applause to commemorate the passing of Elaine Douris. Umpires to arrange to have teams lined up on the sideline at the start of each game being held across the County throughout the day
Never one to stand still, Elaine went on to undertake an officiating role with Europe Netball supporting the development of umpires in countries within that Region.
She was an incredibly friend to West Yorkshire Netball and a highly respected and valued member of ‘Team White’. We know your influence and legacy in the county will continue long into the future. #RIP
Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with her family, many friends and colleagues at this time.
The WY Performance team are inviting athletes in school years 5 to 10 to their Summer Camp. This will be an opportunity to develop and learn new skills, take part in match play and get ready for the season ahead.
The Summer Camp days will take place every day between 23rd – 27th August between 9am and 3pm at Bradford College (use postcode BD5 0JD) and the cost is £20 per day.
:: CAMP ENROLMENT CLOSED ::
Location: Ampleforth College
Salary: £30.00 per hour
Closing Date: Friday 25 June 2021
Founded in 1802 and set in 2,200 acres of beautiful Yorkshire valley, Ampleforth College is the world’s foremost Catholic boarding school, welcoming girls and boys of all faiths aged 11-18. Each student’s unique talents are recognised and nurtured within a welcoming community rooted in Benedictine values.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and passionate Netball Coach to join our Sports Department, to work with the Head of Netball and Head of Games. Ampleforth College have outstanding sport facilities, which enables students to develop on their strengths and athletic ability. We are looking for coaches who have the expertise to motivate and inspire our students (Years 9-13), giving each one the confidence and opportunity to reach their full potential. The successful applicant should be well qualified, holding a current Netball Coaching qualification, as minimum. :: Read More ::
The below roles are now live on the England Netball Opportunities page of our website.
Yorkshire Netball are hosting their Goalden Globe awards live on Facebook.
We have put together the attached video which includes all the West Yorkshire nominees, please feel free to use this via social media to promote the event. We have some fantastic nominees
On the Yorkshire Netball Facebook page there is a live event where all nominees will be announced next week (one a day between the 16th and 22nd at 9am). Please wherever possible share the event with everyone across the county.
Following on from the England Netball, Black Lives Matter ‘Here to Listen’ Forums, West Yorkshire Netball held its own Forum with our Black and Minority Ethnic members. We wanted to hear about the experiences of women within our own county, so we could look to plan for the future.
During the Forum we heard about so many different experiences, which were incredibly powerful and we can’t thank everyone who took part enough. Hearing about these experiences has strengthened our commitment to make changes. We will continue to listen, learn and develop our plans through ongoing feedback to check and challenge the progress being made.
A key learning from our Forum, as with England Netball, was that racism and racial discrimination can manifest in lots of different ways, and over time, this leads to hurt and pain. We don’t want netball to make anyone feel this way, ever. Our ambition is to build a culture of inclusion, equality, celebration and the desire to change. We are at the beginning of this journey.
To show that we are still ‘Here to Listen’, one of our first steps has been to set up a designated email, so we can continue to listen and support members from our Black & Minority Ethnic communities. email@example.com
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Over the coming months, the county will be looking at how we, along with support and advise from England Netball and others, can continue to implement further changes.
It is with great sadness that West Yorkshire Netball announces the passing of Hilary Miller on 12th November 2020 from COVID-19. Our thoughts and condolences are with her family at this difficult time
On her move to West Yorkshire from Birmingham, where she played for Linden NC, she joined the Leeds Athletic Institute NC, playing WA/GA. She then went on to start up her own netball club, some 45 years ago in 1975, through a night school class at Shipley College. Today this would be known as a ‘Back to Netball’ session. Some might say, she was a pioneer of our sport!
At the same time, the West Yorkshire League was established and Shipley Netball Club was born. A club Hilary was passionate about and where she played, coached and umpired, as well as being it’s first Chair. Until her retirement in the late 90’s, she could always be seen every weekend out on and around the netball court. We know there will be many of you from across our West Yorkshire netball family who will still remember her.
Her legacy is a strong netball club, now known as Shipley Swifts Netball Club, a Silver CAPS club, which has developed from one senior team and now boasts some 10 teams playing at both senior and junior level. A club that still has players and members that were inspired, helped and encouraged by her. We know how proud you were of the club and everyone will miss you but will ensure your legacy is not forgotten #RIPHilaryMiller ♥♥♥