Return to Training and Covid Safety Information
There is a lot of information you need to read and abide by in order to make return to training safe for all coaches, volunteers and participants. Please take the time to read this (share with your child if applicable). Rachel Cassidy is the club’s appointed Covid Officer and any queries should be raised with her or the Coach of your session (Lindsay Bradley A-D, Jade Featherstone E-G, Elaine Gardner – Junior Sessions). The club email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
A huge amount of work has taken place over the summer in order to get the club back up and running, and I would personally like to thank Rachel for taking on the role of Covid Officer (a mandatory post we need to have) and all the coaches who have been integral in getting these plans in place. As a player we now ask you to play your part in adhering to the guidelines we have put in place to ensure everyone’s safe return to play. We are looking forward to seeing everyone and playing netball again!!
Return to Training – Affiliations and Opt In Form
If you haven’t already you must make sure you pay your or your child’s England Netball membership as they can’t take part in any training or competition until this is done. Please see Heja or your session’s WhatsApp group for instructions if needed. If you could also take the time to ensure your contact details are up to date in Engage (especially if you have moved in the last year) as we need these for test and trace purposes. You also need to ensure the Opt In form and relevant information on this is read and completed. Any queries contact your session Coach.
Transport to and from Training, Arrival and Departure at the Venue
As per Government guidelines, car sharing is not recommended and England Netball have supported this. Please think about how you will arrive to training to minimise contact with others.
Parking is in the same car parks as previous years. Parents will need to drop off at the car park and juniors will need to walk into the venue by themselves. The entrance to the Sports Hall building is the same. The only exception is any Under 11s - parents can walk their child to the door where a member of coaching staff will meet them. Once in the building, there will be a strict hygiene routine (see later box). As there will be football coaching going on, please ensure you maintain social distancing on your way into the venue.
We have changed the timings slightly to ensure there is less crossover between sessions. Therefore, the timings up until Christmas will be: Session 1 – 4.50-5.50, Session 2 – 6.00-7.00, Session 3 – 7.10-9.25.
On departure there will be a one way system, therefore we are planning on players leaving the Sports Hall building via the electronic doors. If parents of junior players wish to meet their child (as it will be dark when training sessions finish), they can enter the Sports Hall building (only at the exact finish time) and wait for them in the corridor and then depart using the one way system. Parents need to ensure they do not touch any surfaces and maintain social distancing at all times. Please note no spectators are allowed in the Sports Hall at any time!
Hygiene and Safety Procedures during Training
On arrival all participants will be asked to sanitise their hands. The club has purchased a large amount of sanitiser for this however if players wish to bring their own, that is fine. During training, coaches will build in breaks every 15 minutes and every player must sanitise their hands during this time. Balls must also be sanitised and you may be asked to help with this – players must sanitise their hands, sanitise the ball (using spray we have purchased) and then re-sanitise their hands before returning to practise. We have purchased new balls so there is no cross over of balls between sessions on the same night (hence the move to fortnightly sessions for the senior sessions). Bibs are also not allowed to be shared, again we have purchased new playing and training bibs to adhere to these guidelines.
All participants will be registered on arrival (for test and trace purposes) and health screening will take place. If you have any of the following symptoms you MUST NOT attend training:
Toilets will be available during the training session and these will operate on a strict one in, one out policy. There will be no changing facilities available therefore please attend dressed ready to train. You must bring a filled water bottle with you to training and there will be no sharing of water bottles (or equipment such as whistles). Water bottles should not be re-filled during the session therefore please ensure you bring enough for the 2 hour session. If anyone is injured during training, we have purchased PPE equipment for first aiders to help any player who needs it.
When not in drills or match play, strict social distancing must be adhered to – this means staying 2 metres away from each other. It is recommended coaches wear masks and we will adhere to this whenever possible, however when addressing the whole session this may not be possible. Coaches will however ensure they are socially distanced at all times. If you have any concerns, please speak to your session Coach.
Each training session will begin with a briefing where key reminders and information will be passed on. There will also be posters displayed at the venue with these reminders on.
What do I do if I become ill after a training session or match?
If you have symptoms within 48 hours of a match or training session you must follow the Government guidelines on test and trace - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/nhs- test-and-trace-if-youve-been-in-contact-with-a-person-who-has-coronavirus/.
You MUST also let your session Coach know as we have strict regulations to adhere to with the venue and league – please ensure you have the contact details of your Coach. Once you have received your test result you must again inform your session Coach so we can put any procedures necessary into place. This is why I urge all players to ensure you keep up to date with all WhatsApp (Heja) messages and ensure contact details on Engage are up to date.
Modification to MatchPlay–(please watch- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWehcDeTh_A&feature=youtu.be
Please read the following information for new rules of play.
England Netball have been sending information via email and there are videos you can watch via the England Netball site. When playing in sessions we will be adhering to these new rules and all competition will also follow these.
As we are returning to training in September, we are asking that all subs are re-set up to begin payment from 1st October. We are keeping subs at the same monthly fee of £15 for senior sessions, for Years 6-9 £10 and for Years 5 and below £8.
Please note with costs increasing, we may have to increase subs however we are committed to doing everything we can to keep them the same for this coming competition year.
You should have the bank details however if you are new or can’t find the details, let us know and we will give you the account number and sort code.
Social Media and Website
Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram as information is often posted on these. The website will also be used this year to post information when needed www.seatoniansnetballclub.co.uk – we are hoping to update the site this year.
Lots of information is also coming through WhatsApp (for senior sessions) and Heja (for junior sessions) so please keep on eye on these.
Photographic Consent Forms
We will be creating a Google Form for photographic consent for U18s and this will be sent round once the club is back in training. We thought there was enough for you to be filling in for now! – in the meantime, any pictures posted will not have U18s on them. Any queries about this please speak to the Coach of your session (Lindsay Bradley A-D, Jade Featherstone E-G, Elaine Gardner Junior Sessions).
Some people may want to buy kit and this should be up and running through Seatonians website in the next few weeks (we will let you know when this process is available). This will be online and you will be able to order and pay via PayPal. If you are new to the club or want to purchase a spare dress Rachel Cassidy does have a few dresses in stock so speak to her in the first instance.
Highlights of the Season
It has been a busy year for our junior club with lots of things going on.
Our U14 team was successful in qualifying for the Regional competition this year, the games played were highly competitive and all our players benefited from playing in this competition.
We entered junior teams in the Tyne and Wear League at U11, U12, U14 and U16.
The U11’s won their group, well done
The U12’s came second, another great performance
The U14’s and U16 team were both mid table, but it gave all the players a chance to play competitively.
We took two U16 teams to Disneyland Paris over the Easter period; both teams were a credit to the club and only just got beat in their respective semi-finals by the overall winners.
We have entered a number of teams in the Northumberland Junior Summer League, 1 U11 team, 3 U14 teams and 2 U16 teams. This league is still underway but we are hopeful that the success of the U11 and U14 teams continues.
We have sent players for trials with both Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, well done to those successful players.
At Christmas the junior club did a bag pack at Sainsbury’s this raised money for the junior club to contribute towards strip for the players going to Disneyland Paris.
We entered an U11 and U14 team in the Northumberland County Netball Tournament, a fantastic result for both squads who were both overall winners.
An U14 team was entered into the Tyne and Wear Junior Tournament coming second to Novos Netball Club on goal difference.
Finally, in the Northumberland junior competition the U11, U14 B and U16 B all came first and the U14A came in third place.
The last training session for this season is on Tuesday 18th July 2017.
Training for next season commences on Tuesday 12th September 2017. The 5-6 sessions are for all players in years 6 and below from September 2017, the 6-7 sessions are for age groups 7-9.
We are planning on doing 2 bag packs this year one near Christmas and 1 near Easter; these help fund essential equipment for the club.
Fantastic day for Seatonians Netball Club. The under 11's and the under 14's were unbeaten to win the Northumberland county tournament at Cramlington. Very proud of all the girls working very hard on a hot day.
Well done everyone - a good team effort!
We took U16 teams to the International Netball Festival in Disneyland Paris. Seatonians Navy unfortunately suffered an injury which meant they played 2 games with only 6 players, despite this they managed to win one of these games. They went through to the quarter finals of the Challenger Shield competition, they won their quarter final but were beaten in the semi-finals. The team came out for the 3rd 4th play off full of confidence and came through as winners of this match finishing 3rd in this competition.
Seatonians Blue qualified as overall winners in their group winning all their games, they progressed through to the Challenger Cup competition. They confidently won their quarter final match but were beaten in the semi finals by the overall cup winners. The team put in a strong performance to finish 3rd in their competition.
Both teams were a credit to the club. Well done to them all.
At the recent North Area Regional Qualifying tournament held on Saturday 2nd October 2016 the U16 A team qualified in 3rd place and the U16 B team just missed out despite a good effort from all.
U14s also qualified for NE Regional league in third place. Congratulations!
Training starts on Tuesday 30th August 2016 at Whitley Bay High School; 7 - 9pm. There will be fitness followed by match play. Tuesday 6th September 2016 will also be everyone 7 - 9pm.
The annual playoffs to settle who will be playing in which Premier League Division always has its fair share of nail biting tension and excitement and it was no different this year as the event moved to Sheffield rather than its usual recent home of Loughborough.
Premier League 3
As usual there were three groups each containing four teams, the top two in each after the round robin competition would head for the final three matches with the winner of each playing Premier League 3 Netball next season. Group A consisted of Dudley Leisure (8th PL3), Seatonians (North East), Dreams (South) and Poole (South West). Group B featured Riverside (9th PL3), Blackpool (North West), Billericay (East) and Charnwood (East Midlands). Group C was contested by Herts Hornets (10th PL3), Poly (London & SE), Hi-Tech (Yorks & Humberside) and Leamington (West Midlands)
Setonains Premier League Playoff squad is proud to announce our latest sponsorship deals with North East Foot Centre and Leeds Building Society.
North East Foot Centre is a Newcastle based business providing podiatry services and selling products that make your feet happy and reduces lower limb pain. The North East Foot Centre is part of Peacocks Medical Group: http://northeastfootcentre.co.uk/pages/about-us
Seatonians would like to thank both sponsors for their help and support with the associated costs of attending playoffs.