The 2021/2022 season was certainly an interesting one! We had a difficult year coming back after Covid and trialling a very new intake of players. This was a massive task undertaken by our 1st team captain and we sorted over 200 members into our 6 teams, development squad and superleague. Unfortunately the year didn't go according to plan with our BUCS teams struggling in the BUCS leagues. Our teams competing in our local league struggled to gel at the start of the seaon but pulled out some amazing results by the end and created great team ethics all round. Our 1st team also competing for the Prem A title against top of the table teams and would be great to push for that again going into the 22/23 seaon. For the next season we will be only entering 5 teams into the PDNL local league to ensure we create high quality teams and create a good working environment.
We have maintained our Gold Icons status, proving that we are one of the best clubs on campus. UPNC also offers chances to get involved with many aspects of Netball, including coaching and officiating.
Fundraising for Charity has a big presence in the club, in 2021/2022 we raised way beyond £2,000 for Mind through many events such as Sports Tournaments, Quizzes, Bake Sales and the Plymouth 5k, 10k and half marathon, organised by our Fundraising sec who was selected as Fundraiser of the Year awarded by UPSU. These activities bring us together as a club and prove to create a great atmosphere, and we believe we offer something for everyone to get involved in. This year we will be raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. The charity cares for sick children and provides specialist healthcare for those children in need. We believe that raising money for such an amazing charity is important. The hospital well and truly changes the lives of families and communities all around the country and why wouldn't you want to support a charity such as this one.
UPNC hosts some epic socials especially on a Walkabout Wednesday! As well as our classic Walkabout Wednesdays, we are also planning a lot of sober socials and team building activities to create a stronger club with a sense of togetherness. We are so excited to see returning girls back together as well as welcoming new girls into our netty family.
Old Girls and Freshers, we look forward to welcoming you all back to Plymouth and are very excited to see what the new season brings. We're excited to get back on top of our tables and win some leagues this year with a fresh look to the club.
Can't wait to meet you all,
Isla (Chair) and Emily (Vice-Chair) x