ONL Winter season general meeting : Tuesday 24 July : 7.00 for 7.15

The times they are a-changing   (ancient folk song……) 

This meeting,  which has formerly been held  in early September,  has been brought forward in order that divisions and fixtures are set much earlier  and umpires assigned – and all can be loaded onto League Republic!

Paperwork will be e-mailed to club contacts by Monday 16 July. Please make sure it reaches whoever will  be attending  for your club

All winter season 2018-19 clubs must be represented

Lesley Williams 

ONL Chair 


well done to NOA & Trinity duty teams on Monday – League Republic instructions followed – results entered – job done!

it really is worth spending time reading the instructions and practicing

Please note the Duty tasks at Central Venue have changed (updated duty team guidance document also attached) [Download not found]
In addition to the usual tasks, all Duty Teams need to have access to the internet (from a Smart Phone or tablet) and use this as follows:

Early team: advise all umpires which court they are on
Late team: ditto + upload the results

All umpires need to be aware that they WILL NOT necessarily be umpiring the court up from their team. Please take the time to read the attached and check out the new website before you arrive at the court.

Please, all Duty Teams and umpires, familiarise yourselves with the League Republic website: Please take the time to read the attachments e-mailed to clubs and check out the new website before you arrive at the court.

There’s a big red box/button on the top right corner of the Oxfordshire Website home page that takes you through

Thank you

PS We’d love your feedback on how you think it’s working!

Sue Lyons Lesley Williams

EN Summer affiliation taster rates 2018

the winter season is nearly done – just Monday’s Prem & Division 1 re-rearranged games to play – will it snow?
re Summer season : here are the ‘taster’ affiliation rates  – see application details below
Regional Fee
County Fee
Total Fee (inc. National)
Under 11
Under 14
Under 18
Over 18
Taster Rates   From 1 March 2018, Taster Rate affiliation fees will be available to “new” and “returning” members. Players are eligible if they   haven’t affiliated before, or if they haven’t affiliated within the last three seasons (meaning their last affiliation ended 31 August 2014, or earlier). Terms apply. 

Please note that these rates cannot be applied retrospectively & EN must receive the forms in order to check eligibility & add the appropriate discount


Note that this affiliation cannot be done on line – it’s a paper form in the post – so please get organised quickly if this applies to any new players you have
Lesley Williams   
ONL Chair 

ONL matters : Please ensure information is shared

1)  As Wendy Ilsley has already told you, Arrows Silver team has sadly withdrawn from Div 3 with immediate effect  – points from matches they have played or conceded in the second half of the season  have been deleted. Arrows should already have refunded court fees to the clubs with which they conceded in January and will do so for those which are missing games from this week. ONL has made a special concession in allowing the remaining Silver team members to play down in Arrows Black but with the restriction that only 3 may be in the squad for any one match, only 2 on court at one time

2)  Duty teams are reminded to turn the phone on and to follow the check list instructions, especially if they have not done duty before. Clubs are responsible for briefing their members on routines. If the phone needs charging, take it indoors and plug it in for as long as possible or give it to someone who will be there for early matches on the next ONL evening to charge at home use the black trumpet if the siren is being feeble.

3)  Sophie Andrews  (ONL Umpiring Secretary) will be on maternity leave from March 12 and therefore off duty for sending out emergency umpire appeals for a while – please contact umpires yourself, using the list provided. Best wishes to Sophie  for a happy & safe delivery.

4)  I’m sad to report that 2 cars were broken into at the Arena yesterday (Monday 5 February) &  had items stolen. I haven’t been told where exactly they were parked. Please be sure not to have any items of  value in your car.

5)  Advance notice that the Summer season ONL general meeting will be on Monday 16 April : the league will run from w/b Monday 30 April – then a week’s break for May Day bank holiday – then w/b 15 May through to w/b 16 July. Hopefully with a break for half term week, depending on division size – we’d like 6 x 10.   Registration forms and dates for that will come from  Wendy Ilsley or Liz  Pummery.

6) ONL AGM  & succession planning  3rd July.  ONL Fixtures Secretary, Correspondence Secretary & Chair have declared their intention to step down & allow some new blood to get involved. However, for continuity, we don’t think that it should be all 3 in the same year. So 1 or 2 of us will serve one final year with the hope of some new faces shadowing those roles.

So, between now and June we ask any clubs who are not currently providing officers or committee members for ONL or ONDB or OJNL or CL  to discuss with their members which role they could fill. Role descriptions are available – ask if you wish to read them.


Netball Now & Walking Netball facilitator required

An opportunity has come up to facilitate a Netball Now and Walking Netball session at the White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon.

These sessions take place on a Sunday evening : Netball Now is 7pm-8pm and Walking Netball is 8pm-9pm.

Both groups are really social with numbers gradually building each week. Ideally any interested individual would need to start Sunday 25th March, but this is flexible.

You don’t need to be a qualified coach

GLL pay £15/hour
email Kirsty Heath : kirstywursty82@hotmail.com for more details.

ONL – revised match schedule for January to March 2018

Hello everyone – happy new year!

I sent an all clubs e-mail yesterday with a BRAND NEW PLAYING SCHEDULE for all divisions for the second half of the season but regret I need a lesson in how to attach documents on this site

the rescheduling has followed the withdrawal of two teams from division 2 : Abingdon Ladies Gems (which sadly may bring to an end Abingdon Ladies as a club) & Wallingford Tornadoes and the subsequent move of Didcot Comets (thank you to them) who were top of division 3 to division 2, therefore resulting tidily in 10 teams in each division and the removal of bye weeks for all clubs – but the reinstatement of a break for half term week! (although we may use it for rearranged matches if any are cancelled during the weeks before that)

we have not yet decided a fair & workable arrangement for the transfer or not of points for Didcot so the online results for divisions 2 & 3 may not be accurate for a few weeks – we probably have to refer again to Anita Kent in Perth, WA!

also attached to the e-mail is the UMPIRING SCHEDULE for Prem, divisions 1, 2, 3 and the trainee mentored umpires in division 4 – it is nearly complete – the green slots still need finalising and there may be a few swaps. The schedule is also being sent to all the named umpires direct by Jill Allington.
Those umpires in divisions 2 & 3 who have not yet been observed will be assessed during this half season – Lesley K & Jill will be in touch about that.


thank you and good wishes for the second half season

Good evening everyone

There will eventually be a new Oxfordshire Netball website but we are not rushing into it – a sub committee will spend a while deciding how we want it to look and what it should contain.

In the short term we are tidying up the present site – removing old news, correcting inaccurate information and hopefully have our documents downloadable. Sue Lyons (ON Communications Officer, Abbey NC) is collecting all the necessary information for that, before passing it on to the amazing Anita Kent, in Perth, WA.

ALL CLUBS – CHAIRS, SECRETARIES, TEAM CAPTAINS : look at your clubs listing and send amendments to Sue by 8.00 pm this Sunday 29 October with anything else you notice that needs correcting. sue@lyonsmarketing.com

Scorers : should stand together at the side of the court and check they have the same score after every goal
Umpires should be informed immediately if there is discrepancy – they must establish the correct score
Spare set of bibs : our spare set of black bibs for use in emergencies is still missing from the duty crate – someone must have them – please enquire from all your teams
Umpires : please be sure to record on the match card or results sheet or e-mail onlresults@hotmail.com the details if you have to caution, warn or suspend a player : give club, playing position, name if known and the misdemeanour for which you had to act


Lesley Williams ONL Chair 07982 439 828