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Welcome to Cambridge University Ladies' Netball Club! My name is Sophie and I’m Club Captain for the 2018/19 season. 

This year, for the first time, we will be selecting squads for 4 teams at the beginning of the year, 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 24th September until Sunday 30th 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 soon.

Trials will be held the following week on Friday 5th October 4-6pm, make sure you register by emailing slm90@cam.ac.uk with your Name, College, Netball experience and 1st and 2nd choice positions. 

For those interested in our summer fitness plan please get in touch. There is a fitness plan 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! 

Sophie Maitland

CULNC Club Captain 2018/19


Light Blues Dominate Yet Again…

NOTTINGHAM 3rds 20 - 50 BLUES 

Once again the Blues opened with a strong performance.  Emily Elliott had a fantastic debut performance for the Blues, playing confidently unphased by the stiff competition. From the outset Cambridge dominated with blues Emma Langley-Jones and Emily Coulter providing excellent feeds into the circle. Cambridge stormed ahead with an 11-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. The defensive duo Laura Spence and Charlotte Plumtree, with Hayley Smith at WD, capitalised on the lead by an incredible number of interceptions. Half-time saw some changes with fresher Frances Lee-Barber, still recovering from injury, also making her debut performance for the Blues. Frances' immaculate shooting alongside Nicky Taylor's fantastic feeds meant that Cambridge lengthened their lead by 12 goals in the last quarter. Izzy Bell had a storming performance getting man of the match for the second consecutive week. One again a dominating match for the Blues!

The Blues look forward to their next match with is a home cup match against Nottingham 4ths 

MoM: Izzy Bell 

JAYS 57 - 16 WARWICK 2nds 

MoM: Maddy Eno  


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!


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.



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



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