Former England netball captain attends Stevenage fundraising event

Former England netball captain and Mavericks Super League player Amanda Newton went down a storm in Stevenage recently. It was at the end of season fundraising event for the Stevenage Storm Netball Club which took place at Barclay School. The evening was

Former England netball captain and Mavericks Super League player Amanda Newton went down a storm in Stevenage recently.

It was at the end of season fundraising event for the Stevenage Storm Netball Club which took place at Barclay School.

The evening was based around the club's achievements for the year, with each year group receiving various awards.

Newton presented coaches' player, players' player, most improved player and most committed player awards.

Emily Drackford, chairman of Stevenage Storm, said: "It was an honour to have Amanda at this event. The club is very grateful that she could attend, as she is an excellent role model for many netballers."

Achievements of Stevenage Storm this season include their players representing Stevenage in the Herts Youth Games at Hatfield in May; one Year Nine selected into the Herts Satellite Netball Academy; and Year Nine, 11 and 13 girls selected by the club coaches to attend Herts county pre-screening for talented players.

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Senior netball training started in September 2007 and in the first season the senior team achieved second place in The John Henry Newman Winter League.

Stevenage Storm were also runners-up in the Herts Netball Association 'Jenny Evans' coaching award, 16 coaches gained the level one UKCC netball coaching award, and four Storm coaches gained level two.

The netballers thanked the Stevenage School Sports Partnership, Sport Stevenage and Barclay School for their support in helping make the club successful, together with the players and parents.

Next season's junior training starts on Tuesday, September 9, at The John Henry Newman Leisure Centre from 5.30pm onwards. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Julia Burrows on 07891 528615, or visit a new website from August which is www.stevenagestorm.co.uk

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