Calling all Member Club COVID-19 Officers
Following our post over the weekend we can now confirm the details of the Regional Forum for Member Club Covid-19 Officers
Date: Thursday 24 September 2020
Time: 7.30 - 9.00pm
There is a wealth of information available via England Netball website and member Care packages, but we know that some were not able to attend the recent forums by England Netball or many of you still have some questions regarding roles and responsibilities and the paperwork to support out clubs and leagues get back onto the court
The meeting will be held via Zoom - you will need to register in advance to attend the meeting, and registration details are
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
It's a busy week at the VNC! Pre-competition phase has landed, we have a new match analysis session with Jess Thirlby plus two forum sessions regarding the Stage 4 modified game to catch up on.
Take a look through everything we have available for you this week...
Reminder that the HCMB AGM is on Friday 11th September 2020 at 6.30pm, this will take place as a zoom meeting. Details below
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 791 210 0876
1. Present and Apologies for Absence
2. Minutes of 2019 AGM
3. Election of Officers
4. Reports and Accounts
5. Membership fees 20-21
6. Date, Time and Venue of 2021 AGM
I hope that you are all very well?
I am sure that you were all very excited to hear about the return to netball on the 18th august! However, I am also sure that some of you are very apprehensive and nervous about how the game will be managed from an umpires point of view.
We as a county, are intending to take the return to the game ‘ slow and safe’.
With that in mind I have put together a ‘Survey’. Can you fill this in before Friday 4th Sept and you will be put into a draw for an ACME Whistle
Thank you to all the clubs that sent back their ‘Return To Play Surveys’ before the 24th August.
The winner of the Match Ball was BRIGG NETBALL CLUB
For the County to be able to understand what all our clubs and members are aiming to do in order to ‘return to court’ safely, we need to be aware of what you are all currently planning to do from September onwards.
Please help us to help you by completing this short survey.
Clubs completing by Monday, 24th August 2020 will be entered into a draw to win a match ball
CLICK HERE to complete the survey
England Netball are hosting a series of #RiseAgain Club and League Forums at which we will discuss in more detail the Care package and how we can all get back on court safely by working together.
There will also be an opportunity to find out more about the #RiseAgain campaign and submit any questions you may have. These will be held via video call on 28, 29 and 30 July and clubs can attend any one of these.
To reserve a place please click here to go to the England Netball Website
Extension of Netball Europe officiating awards / roles due to COVID-19
Netball Europe C, B and A umpiring award
Written awards B and A
Any umpire who already has a written award pass with an expiry date on or after 16th March 2020 will have their expiry date extended by 12 months (so for example, if your expiry date was originally April 30th2020 this will now be extended to April 30th 2021).
Attended a C or B course and not already applied for written assessment
Learners have 2 years from the date that they attended a course (either C or B award) in which to take their written assessment. This is being extended by 12 months from the recommencement of competition following the end of lockdown (date to be confirmed).
Application for C, B and A practical assessment
All applications for practical assessments that have already been submitted to a country organiser will remain valid. When competition recommences following the end of lock down (date to be confirmed), organisers will be required to arrange the assessment within the following timeframes:
These timeframes have been extended to allow the candidates sufficient time to undertake relevant match umpiring in preparation for their practical assessment and to allow organisers sufficient time for the organisation of the assessment.
Update information from England Netball for INTO Officiating Course June 2020:
As you will have seen, the country is starting to see some lockdown measures relaxed and many businesses reopening, giving us some glimmer of normality resuming.
This has made us hopeful that leisure centres will not be far behind as the health and wellbeing of the public has never been more important.
With this in mind, we are continuing to work closely with the Government as well as other Governing Bodies and Sport England to plan and prepare for sport’s safe return.
We hope that it won’t be too much longer until we can all get back on court together at the community level, even if the game may look slightly different to the full form we are used to. With this in mind, we’re delighted to introduce to you our anticipated Roadmap for the return of community netball. There are however a few caveats to this that we hope you understand