Sidmouth netballers return to court with a spring in their step

Sidmouth netballers back on court

Sidmouth netballers back on court - Credit: Sidmouth Netball Club

After yet another break in the season, the ladies and girls of Sidmouth Netball Club were thrilled to be back on court over the past fortnight.   
The U18s are particularly delighted that friendly matches are once again being held under the floodlights of the Honiton Netball League. Two matches so far for the Eagles, who dusted off their Covid-cobwebs very successfully to come away with a 34-20 victory over Honiton Heat and a 25-21 victory over Beer Blazers.  
As the juniors return to training, the club are pleased to announce that Sally Dutson and Maddy Johnson have both completed their level 1 coaching course and will join both Louise Hastie and Sandra Parnell in guiding the U11s and U12s girls over the next season.  The club are particularly pleased with the increase in numbers for the U11 session, which is nearly at full capacity already! 
Looking to the future, the club cannot be more excited to announce that we have been joined by the highly experienced international coach Natalie Peperell.  
Natalie’s netball CV is exemplary, bringing a wealth of experience to the club as an ex-PE teacher, coach at the University of Bristol, assistant coach for the Wales national side and the Celtic Dragons Super League team.   
She also has experience as head coach of Team Bath futures, the Welsh U21 team and - having coached the Swiss under 17 team to their first ever gold medal in the Development of netball Europe - went on to take the role of assistant coach to the Swiss national team.   
Needless to say, our players and coaches can’t wait to learn from Natalie’s experience, both on and off the court; particularly our new level 1 coaches starting out on their coaching journey. Welcome to Sidmouth Netball Club Natalie! 
Finally, for any ladies or U18s who fancy an hour of netball on a Saturday afternoon, the club are holding a pay and play session at St John’s International School between 5-6pm every Saturday (weather permitting).  Please do get in touch with the club either by email or via our website for more information. 

Natalie Peperell

Natalie Peperell - Credit: Sidmouth Netball Club

Sun shining on a netball return

Sun shining on a netball return - Credit: Sidmouth Netball Club

Youngsters loving netball return

Youngsters loving netball return - Credit: Sidmouth Netball Club