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  Welcome to Student Union Page for the University of Leicester Netball Club (ULNC).
                                               'Student Group of the Year 2018'
Who Are ULNC & What Do We Do?

ULNC (The University of Leicester Netball Club) is the largest female sports club at the University of Leicester. With 5 BUCS teams, 2 local league teams, a development squad and an intramural team, there’s always a team that’s right for you! The success of ULNC is unfounded with 80% of our BUCs teams placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their divisions in the previous season of 2017/18. Also, due to the success of our local league team we are proud to announce their promotion to Division 1! This could not be done without the hardwork and excellence of our girls.

We hold regular training and gym sessions throughout the week ranging from fitness sessions, to team sessions to skills sessions -  home matches are on most Wednesdays, which we encourage all of our members to come and support. Teams are also provided with external bonding sessions and socials to make every member of ULNC feel like part of the family. With over 120 members, there is something for everyone!

Meet the Committee 2018/19:
Captain: Mia Nembhard
Vice Captain: Holly Piggott
Treasurer: Emma Childs
Social Secretaries: Charlotte Baidoo & Nicole Lederer
Kit Secretary: Amy Harris
Fixture Secretary: Georgia Shelton
Publicity Secretary: Valentina Piccuito
Wellbeing Officer: Georgina Bowler
Inclusion Officer: Funlola Tijani
 
Registration fees :

BUCS members: £45

Development members: £45

Social & Intramural members: £20

 

TEAMS:

 
BUCS 1 - 5:

- British Universities and Colleges sport: this is the highest level of competition and sees UoL compete against other universities. 

- Players have matches HOME or AWAY anywhere in the country on Wednesdays at any time of the day.

Training sessions a week: 2

Fitness sessions a week: 1

MAX # OF PLAYERS PER TEAM: 12

Local League A & B:

- Leicester Netball league. All matches are in the same venue at Soar Valley, Leicester. Official league with local netball groups not just universities like BUCS.

- Matches are weekly and have 1 of 2 evening slots on Tuesdays.

Training sessions a week: 2

Fitness sessions a week: 1

MAX # OF PLAYERS PER TEAM: 12

 

Development:

- Informal development netball league in the Midlands. Can be HOME or AWAY, matches are weekly. (We will always try and have it here).

- More flexible play, and greater range of ability.

- Matches tends to be on the weekend.

Training sessions a week: 1 weekly, 1 fortnightly.

Fitness sessions a week: 1

MAX # OF PLAYERS PER TEAM: 14

 
Intramural:

- League ran at the University of Leicester. The ULNC team would play against other societies e.g. Law soc or other groups that may want to join. 

- No training sessions, just Sunday intramural matchplay.

- Any ability.

- For those that don't want any commitment to playing but want to keep fit and come on socials/ be part of ULNC.

Training sessions a week: 0

Fitness sessions a week: 0

MAX # OF PLAYERS PER TEAM: 7 on court - no limit to team.

 

Social:

NO EXERCISE REQUIRED!

- For those that want to be social and join a society but don't want to play. This membership gives you access to events and socials.

- Can play Intramural at any time in the year if you decide you want to be more active.

 

If you would love to play netball, but would prefer a more relaxed version, then social / intramural is for you!

 
Who do we accept at ULNC?

Everyone! Regardless of your age or capabilities, ULNC pride themselves on having a diverse range of members. Whether you are a fresher in your first year or a student in your second or third year, we would be happy to welcome you to the ULNC family! We have many girls that have decided to join after their first year and even switch from another sport to Netball. Postgraduates make up 11% of the club demographic.

Facilities and Personal Opportunities:

We have access to great sporting facilities at the University; training will either be in the Danielle Sports Centre on campus or the Roger Bettles Sports Centre in Oadby. Not to mention our amazing coaches, Liz and Marie. With both being experienced Netball players they offer not only experienced advice but great insight in terms of gameplay. ULNC also offers oppurtunities for students. We currently have girls undertaking their Level 1 coaching and Level 1 Umpire qualifications. In terms of individuals, the Leicester Local League announced a ULNC member as Player of the Season 2017/18 and we are lucky to have a member scouted by Loughborough Lightning's U21 team for England Netball. Every year there is also the opportunity to run for a position of the Commitee, who focus on the running of the club, Wellbeing Officer, that focuses on the wellbeing and mental health of our members or Netball Officer, who is in charge of the Social Netball squad and works with England Netball to maintain a flexible sporting opportunity for students. This year we have initiatives working on the wellbeing, safety and career opportunities of members.

 

Social Opportunities:

Apart from that, we also have regular socials throughout the year for all members of the club and every member is put into a netball family. If you're looking for a big family to join when you come to University Netball is definitely the club for you! We often have joint socials with other sports teams to help members to socialise and meet a wide range of people. ULNC are also proud to host an annual 'Old Girls' event in which we welcome back ULNC alumni. Socials are themed evening events that usually follow on to the Student Union - 02 Leicester.

 

Each year we go on an annual tour, it’s a great way to make friends, meet new people and have the ultimate student experience - and all as cheap as chips! We also hold campus wide events including last year's Blood Testing station in conjunction with NHS blood.

 

Awards and Achievements:

ULNC do not only recognise our achievements internally but have been recognised by East Midlands Netball - a branch of England Netball as Club of The Year Nominees 2016/17 and by our very own University at the annual Sports Awards as winners of Club Captain of the Year and Club of the Year 2015/16. We have also retained the title of Committee of the Year for 2 years running! Our committee take a very hands-on approach and are committed to making your time at ULNC as fulfilling and enjoyable as they possibly can. Our most recent awards include:

- Club of the Year 2017/18

- Student Group of the Year 2018

- Raising and Giving Award Winners 2018

- Committee of The Year 2017/18

 

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“Never limit yourself. We don’t know what our bodies can do and what our minds can achieve.”

- Pamela Cookey,
Team Bath  & ex-England Netball Captain

 

 

 

 

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