Northumbria Police Netball is a thriving section.
The Northumbria Netball section currently have around 30 members, a mixture of police officers and police staff. We have two teams that play in the Police Sport UK competitions. These teams participate in the year round knock out competition, and the national two day tournament (held in September, Nottingham hosted this in 2016, with Kent hosting the next one on 1st Sept’17).
We also have two teams in the local Tyne & Wear league under the name of “Northumbria Police A & B”. All games are played at Blue Flames Sports Club, Whitley Road, Benton. Winter league runs from September to March and Summer league from April to July. Games average out as one every two weeks. People can play for either/both the Police team (i.e. Northumbria Police PSUK) or our work team in the local league
Players must be affiliated before playing in any of the competition or league games. This is roughly £30 for the year (Sept-Aug). It is therefore advised to come and watch a game before committing your money. We have in the past conducted training sessions however due to the majority of players attending their own local netball clubs and playing for other teams, training sessions are no longer viable.
Over the years Northumbria have an excellent track record and have won the Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies at the PSUK nationals and also the regional knockouts.
The local Northumbria Police team in Tyne & Wear consist of an A and B team, the A team are currently in Division 2 and the B team are currently in Division 3. We have in the past managed to have an addition C Team in the league however player numbers and shift work have meant for a number of seasons now we have two larger squads.
Due to popular demand, we also now play in a Kenton League held at Kenton High School on a Tuesday. This is ad-hoc, and arranged weekly by Dc 2222 Liz Pullen. It’s £3 per match and very casual, ideal for those coming back to netball after a long period out.
If you are interested in playing netball or want any further information, please contact any of the committee members:
Lucy Pargeter – 1119
Clancy Williams – 3698
Julia Wright – 8228
Liz biggins – 2222