Celebrating 30 years of Copeland netball
Published at 11:12, Thursday, 07 June 2012
A CELEBRATION of 30 years of netball in Copeland has taken place.
It was born from the inspiration of Wendy Evans, Dorothy Haslett and Christine Tyson – and the fixtures were played at St Benedict’s School
Teams from the early years were: 7 Up A & B, Young Gryphons, Gryphon A & B, Frizington, Sellafield A & B – none of whom exist in their original form today – there are however some players from those days still in action: Joanne Crowe and Gill McAllister (Hall Park); Iris Carruthers (Second Chance); Chris Burton (Blue Belles).
In the early 90s, the League moved to Whitehaven Sports Centre to extend the playing time and the League became affiliated to England Netball and umpires and coaches began to gain qualifications to ensure good standards were embraced.
League Winners Division 1 – Hall Park Hotel
League Runners Up Division 1 – Wyndham Ladies
League Winners Division 2 – Jumping Jacks
League 2 Runners Up - Southfield
Handicap League Winners – Southfield
Handicap League Runners Up - Warriors
Player of the Year - Rebecca Gullaine of Jumping Jacks
Division 1 Player of the Year – Gemma Robinson of Hall Park Hotel
Division 2 Player of the Year – Holly Freestone of Warriors
Junior Player – Shelby Hawkins of Southfield
Most Improved Player – Gina Metcalf of Jumping Jacks
Most Improved Team - Magpies
Fair Play Player – Zoe Morley of Southfield
Fair Play Team - Warriors
Umpire of the Year – Jane Fox of All Saints
Services to the League – Laura Gribbin (Results Secretary) of Pink Panthers
A big thanks to Whitehaven News editor Colin Edgar for presenting the awards and also the working committee – Fiona Temple, Helen stout, Paula Ratcliffe, Kelly Atkinson, Laura Gribbin, Diane parks, Andrea Davidson, Kim Miller, Joanne Crowe, Emma Jackson and Sonia Dryden for their hard work and dedication ensuring tonight was a success.
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk