please pass on the information from this e-mail to ALL the relevant people
THE NEW EN RULES
half a season playing to them – ALL players & umpires should now know them but some don’t……
please ensure one or both of the summaries (which will hopefully be on the downloads page) is given to every club/league member – one is from EN & one from Nikki Dewick of Abbey NC – obviously some of the details there do not apply in ONL e.g. timing of breaks
UMPIRES please let Jill Allington (County Officiating Secretary) know any queries or problems you have had with them : email@example.com
ONL WINTER SEASON RULES 2016-17
it seems some umpires haven’t got their heads around the current ONL accident/blood/timing/scorers rules – please ensure they all have a copy
TEAMS FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON
as per the ONL rules, you are permitted to change players between your club’s teams for the second half but if moving anyone but you MUST then submit the new hard copy SIGNED BY THE WHOLE TEAM, TEAM LIST/CODES OF CONDUCT by the first match in January
any player who has changed teams may play down just twice in the second half
a separate e-mail from Wendy Ilsley will be asking you to confirm all is well for the second half
OCFC management has threatened to require us to remove the duty team crate from the Arena each evening because it hasn’t, on several occasions, been returned to the storage cupboard.….. that would be impossible of course but we MUST BE HELPFUL while they are still in turmoil. (There are further complications with finances and management so we must wait longer until Reception is staffed, the courts/posts/nets are maintained etc.)
My gripe is that the crate is also often left in a MESS, with very little in its correct, clearly labelled place . Please ensure your Duty team members are fully briefed – clear, detailed guidance is there
THANK YOU to the clubs who have volunteered to fill the duty team gaps next half – I think there are just a couple left
advance warning : we are not prepared to have another season like this one is with such uneven division numbers – we are aiming at 6 equal divisions of 10 teams so, sympathetic though we will try to be, some clubs may have to accept a placement with which they are not comfortable
WELL DONE to those teams who were promoted beyond their comfort zone this season….. no complete disasters as far as we can see…..
there will be a third trial session of the just turn up and play, non-commitment NN on Wednesday 4 January, 7.30-9.00 – before ONL restarts – tell/bring any friends or colleagues who have talked about trying netball again…..
Season’s greeting to everyone from the ONL Officers! Here’s to Oxfordshire Netball’s 65th year…..
Lesley Williams – ONL Chair
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Nic Young, our EN Development Officer, was handing out information cards at the Community Arena this week about the taster sessions for Netball Now WEDNESDAYS 30 NOVEMBER, 7 DECEMBER, 4 JANUARY 7.30-9.00 playing on one of the spare courts
it’s non-commitment netball – offering you a chance to play some more netball for fun & exercise, perhaps in your ‘bye’ weeks – you just turn up, report to the duty table & play
£2 a time – no coaching – hopefully with volunteer training umpires
there’s a registration form to complete on your first time (needs a parent/carer signature for U18s) – it’s open to non-affiliated players so bring any friends along who have talked about playing again….. all levels/skills/ experience welcome
Nic &/or other committee members will be fronting the taster sessions – if it proves popular and continues, the ONL duty team will manage the registration & collect the fees – participants will organise their own games
please give it a try!
Nic Young 07540 127 404
please share this Duty team information with all your members
(1) a repeat of the fact that the duty crate is now kept in a storage room marked ‘Officials’ (formerly a changing room) : it’s along the corridor, through the first double doors – turn left – on the left : it’s normally kept locked but until we have established a key system, it will be unlocked for us on M, W, Th evenings
and THE CRATE MUST BE RETURNED TO THE STORAGE ROOM AT THE END OF THE EVENING it was left at Reception on Thursday 17 November and was found open, obviously having been rifled through
(2) there are only 2 small clipboards left in the box file so the other 3 were either taken on Thursday (unlikely) or have mistakenly found their way into team kitbags – please search & return!
(3) duty teams – please try harder to return everything to the correct clearly labelled boxfile and the phone (which on Thursday was loose in the bottom of the crate) to the labelled white plastic box, along with the stopwatches
For the ON 65 anniversary event
A reminder that on Monday 14th & Wednesday 16th November, there will be a camera man at central venue, videoing matches from both early and late games. He has also been asked to video team talks at quarter times if teams are willing to have this done, also umpires and spectators.
Please can teams also communicate to parents of any players U18. Lesley Kilpack needs to know if any teams object and we will make sure they aren’t filmed.
The video footage is for use at the Awards night, but at some stage it will be released on social media – Our YouTube Channel, Twitter and Facebook following the event in June.
The planned filming on Thursday 17th November has to be rearranged and may not be until January
Also in January there will be interviews with specific players, umpires, coaches etc, but those people affected will be notified nearer the time, as we haven’t set a date yet.
DUTY TEAMS : on those nights, can the matches please be consolidated onto 4 consecutive courts 1-4 or 3-6 so that it leaves two spare together in order for the filming to be done on wide angle.
Next week, beginning Monday 17th October at the Community Arena, Oxfordshire Netball will be launching its STAND UP TO CANCER campaign. Information has been emailed to all clubs, and for the first time, directly to all affiliated members (as long as their e-mail address is correctly entered on MyNet!)
As mentioned at the Winter League meeting in September – hopefully your club representative has fed this back to you – next week on Monday 17th, Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th October we will be selling home made cup cakes (lovingly made by Teresea Cook from NOA Netball Club) & cups of hot chocolate, to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer.
Inside some of these cup cakes is a GOLDEN TICKET to the 65 year celebration event next June. Will you be one of the lucky ones that wins a GOLDEN TICKET.
and something for those not attending the 65 year celebration….. £5 VOUCHERS FROM NETBALL UK.
Please come and support the event either before or after your game on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. We will be there from 6.15pm-10pm. All you need is a £1 for a cake and £1 for a hot chocolate (extra 50p will get you cream and marshmallows!!).
We look forward to seeing you all next week.
to all ONL clubs : a reminder that the pre-season meeting is on TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER, 7.00 for 7.15 at the Arena : all clubs must send at least one representative
you should have received all the league paperwork (there’s lots) by e-mail from Wendy Ilsley, ONL Secretary – contact her quickly if it hasn’t reached the right person email@example.com
matches start w/b September 12, with no tournament week this season – be sure to start collecting signatures & affiliation numbers on your team lists so they are ready in time
Lesley Williams – ONL Chair
Oxfordshire Netball League is shocked to have to announce the sudden death of Colin Taylor, Managing Director of Oxford City FC, who all ONL players will have seen regularly around the Community Arena, always ready to help us when needed.
We extend our sympathies to his family – one of his daughters, Laura, plays for Abbey NC – and to the football club.
Matches this week beginning 18 JULY will begin with a minute’s silence in respect.(please note correction to date) Please inform your members
THANK YOU to the teams from Vale (led by Jo Bakewell) and Abingdon Ladies (led by Holly Ponting) netball clubs for masterminding this week’s tournaments and to all the umpires who so seamlessly covered all the matches – especially those who were there for all three evenings. Apologies for the state of some of the chocolate!
What an amazing finish on Thursday…. for those who weren’t there, a violent hailstorm at about 9.15 brought things to a very abrupt, wet ending
RESULTS (when I type this in, it all lines up beautifully & tidily – when I ‘post’, it’s a mess! no doubt someone can explain why)
Monday Section Z winners Trinity B runners up ACNC B Section Y winners OSP Betas runners up NOA Section X winners Trinity A runners up ACNC A Section Z winners Brize Jets runners up OSP Alphas Wednesday Section Y winners Banbury Blues runners up Kites Section X winners Trinity runners up NOA Jets Section W winners AL Diamonds runners up Shrivenham Stars Thursday Division 4 winners Didcot C runners up Wallingford Crystal Division 5 winners Peartree Randoms runners up Bicester Bullets B several clubs had an excellent week, then - especially well done to brand new club Peartree Randoms! Good wishes for the season proper, beginning on 9 May Note that w/b 16 May, the ring road will be closed again, all week, from 8.00 pm Lesley Williams - ONL Chair