NET 10 FOR LIFE 2017

NET 10 FOR LIFE  is live again 10-24 March 2017, with a target of £20,000+ 
Every team, club, league, school, college, Back to Netball  group is being encouraged to get involved to fundraise for Cancer Research UK  with the 10p per goal principle 
Because of the number of ‘bye’ weeks we have this season,  ONL  will run Net 10 for life’ for the full two weeks in order for all clubs to participate.  We will make next week 13-15-16 March our key week but scoop up from any clubs not playing then on 20-22-23 March,  the final full week of the season 
The basic fundraising will be from 10p per goal in your match  but  clubs are encouraged to add to the event by dressing up – cameras will be out – &/or raising more cash in any imaginative/crazy ways you wish – there are ideas in the downloadable digi-pack  
We also expect to have a stock of some of the merchandise so bring extra money with you! 
Duty teams will give each club a named envelope for the collected cash when they report in – please take away your donations and pay them in to the Just Giving  page yourselves, either as a team or as a club  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/South-England-Netball
Umpires should add to their own club’s donatiions
Please be sure to put  ONL  + your club & team as your name on the JG South site, so we can tally how much the league, county & region has raised 
This is a much safer & efficient way of paying in the funds than trying to collect it together each evening 
THANK YOU everyone – have fun! 
Lesley Williams – ONL Chair


NET 10 for life – A3 Poster
NET 10 for life – Information Pack
NET 10 for life – Order Form 2017

ONL : End of half season messages : IMPORTANT – for Club committees, players and umpires

please pass on the information from this e-mail to ALL the relevant people

Netball Rule Changes – effective 1st September 2016.pdf
ONL Winter League rules 2016-17 v2.doc



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  :  officiating@ondb.co.uk


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 


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 

onlchair@hotmail.co.uk    07982 439 828


NETBALL NOW at the Community Arena, Marston


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 


ONL Duty team reminders – important

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


Photographer at ONL matches, Community Arena

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.

Stand up to cancer 2016

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.

****STOP PRESS****
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 clubs : please share this information with everyone who needs to know
Tash Park  has done a great job holding this role for a couple of years  but, now that she is also the Oxfordshire 
Disciplinary  Secretary, and with increasing family and club commitments, she is seeking to stand down  with 
immediate effect and give someone  else a chance to step up……
With Jill Allington now in post as the Oxfordshire Officiating Secretary, and Debs Horne still undertaking  coordinating 
all the mentoring & assessments, the job has become much simpler…… 
the current role description is attached  but some elements of it overlap with the County one so it needs further sorting : 
it really is generally an admin task (you don’t even need to be an umpire!);  Tash + Helen Grindey before her have done 
all the groundwork  (thanks to them both) and will continue to be available to advise 
You will know that the major part of the role during the season is making last minute appeals for umpires to fill  
emergency gaps, so  daytime access to e-mails is essential  – the rest is to do with the admin for courses & assessments
VOLUNTEERS PLEASE CONTACT ME IN THE FIRST INSTANCE – those clubs with no representation on either the ONL or ON 
boards are particularly urged to find someone to fill the role 
There will be a final catch up session for those umpires who have not  yet managed to complete the ‘New Rules’ training. 
This will be on Tuesday 18th October 7pm at the Community Arena. Following this session,  any umpires who haven’t 
completed the training will not be able to umpire in Oxfordshire Netball League. 
This is the  third session that has been put on and will be last one this year.
Book your place with Tash Park    onlumpiringsec@outlook.com

Oxfordshire Netball League – winter season 2016-17

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 onlsecretary@hotmail.co.uk

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

Colin Taylor RIP

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

Lesley Williams
ONL Chair

ONL Summer pre-season tournaments

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 

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