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Welcome to Cambridge University Ladies' Netball Club! My name is Chloe and I’m Club Captain for the 2017/18 season. 

This year we will be selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd team at the beginning of the 2017 season, and we are on the lookout for new netballing talent to join our existing club members. We have players whose experience range from playing school Netball to playing Superleague, so we encourage players of all standards to come along to pre-season and trials.

Preseason will begin on Monday 25th September until Sunday 1st October and will be hosted at Cambridge University Sports Centre. The week will include three netball training sessions and fitness to help everyone get back into the swing of things! A completed timetable including timings will be uploaded onto the website in due cause. 

Trials will be held the following week on Friday 6th October 4-6pm, make sure you register by emailing captain@culnc.org with your Name, College, Netball experience and 1st and 2nd choice positions. 

For those interested in our summer fitness plan please see the news article below on the website where you will be linked to a dropbox. There is a fitness plan attached spanning 6 weeks that should prepare you nicely for preseason and hopefully the season ahead!

We love to hear from anyone that is interested in joining CULNC so feel free to send me an email, and I look forward to meeting you soon! 

Chloe Merrell

CULNC Club Captain 2017/18

captain@culnc.org or cjm227@cam.ac.uk

BLUES TROUNCE NOTTINGHAM TRENT

In their first matches of the season, the Blues played Nottingham Trent 2nds at home, whilst the Jays played Oxford Brookes away. The Blues produced a dominant performance against Nottingham Trent, winning 50-25. The Jays fell to a 45-30 defeat but demonstrated their potential as a team and gained confidence from a solid performance off the back of one session as a team together beforehand!

BLUES 50 – 25 NOTTINGHAM TRENT 

The first quarter started off quite close with Cambridge only leading by 3 for most it as the team took a while to get settled. However, the returning blues defensive duo of Laura Spence and Charlotte Plumtree meant that Nottingham Trent struggled to capitalise on their shooting opportunities. In the second quarter new fresher Hayley Smith made a dazzling debut performance for the Blues, alongside returning Blues, centre-court players Emma Langley-Jones and Emily Coulter, meaning the lead lengthened. At half time Coulter, suffering from illness, was replaced by Nicky Taylor at centre. Undaunted at filling the captain’s shoes she performed beautifully as the Blues’ lead continued to grow, aided by Jodie Green’s move from defence to attack. The returning shooter Izzy Bell quickly adapted to her new shooting partner, fresher Tara Phillips, and they both dominated the attack, making the score a fantastic 50-25 at the end of the match. Izzy Bell’s immaculate shooting performance earned her the Man of the Match.

The Blues next match which is away against Nottingham University.

 

OXFORD BROOKES 45 - JAYS 30

Only one training session into the new season, it is unsurprising that the start to the Jays first match was shaky. Falling behind by nine goals did little to improve the team’s confidence. However, once play began to settle down, the Jays began to pull it back as Charlotte Salisbury and Zoe Sciver made some fantastic interceptions in the defending third to regain possession with the score at half-time 18-10 to Brookes. In the second half, the mid-court pairing of Hannah Vaughn and Charlie Peacock provided strong feeds into the circle, as the Jays turned over three of Oxford Brookes’ centre passes at the start of the third quarter to bring them back into a five goal deficit. Emily Elliott and Maddy Eno worked well together in the circle against a very strong defence. In spite of this, Oxford Brookes started to pull away and their sharp shooting meant that any interceptions made were converted into goals. All in all this was a promising start to the season as even throughout the game the team went from strength to strength and clear improvements could be seen in the second half –  wins are definitely on the horizon for this newly-formed team! A big congratulations to Maddy Eno who was nominated Man of the Match for this first game of the season – keep it up!

The Jays next match is home against Warwick 2nds. 

 

 

 

Uni Squad Announced

Trials were extremely competitive this year and everyone who came down to give it a go should be extremely proud of themselves - it definitely wasn't an easy decision! You should all be very prouf od yourselves. After a tough day, however, the CULNC Squad for 2014-15 has been selected. A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS goes to: 

Emily Coulter (Captain) 

Jodie Green (Vice-Captain)

Emma Langley-Jones (President)

Laura Spence

Catrin Bush

Lucy Sharples 

Kate Garden 

Zoe Sciver

Sophie Hussey

Charlie Peacock 

Frances Lee-Barber 

Tara Phillips 

Nicky Taylor 

Emily Elliott 

Hannah Vaughn

Everest Marshall

Sophie Stamp 

Rebecca Forster

Charlotte Salisbury

Izzy Bell 

Jacqueline Bramley 

Hayley Smith 

Charlotte Plumtree 

Maddy Eno 

Becky Haggie 

 

Welcome to the netball family! See you all at training! 

Sponsorship for 2014-15

For the upcoming 2014-15 season, CULNC are delighted to welcome two new sponsors to the club. Elix-IRR, an indepedent management consulting firm, will be sponsoring the Uni Squad for the next season whilst UBS, a Swiss global financial services company


 

 

Pre-Season Training 2014

This year, our netball pre-season training will commence on Monday 29th September until Saturday 11th October. This is a great opportunity for you to see what University netball is like and whether it is to you (as well as to get fit ready for the new season!) 

Trials will be held on Sunday 12th October. 

If you think you might be interested, please do email our Captain, Emily Coulter, for more information and a pre-season timetable. 

Look forward to seeing you there! 

Varsity Blues

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