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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, being varsity champions year after year and a number of success' in both the BUCS league, with the promotion of our 1st team into division 2, and in the Leicester Local League, with both teams placing in the top 3. 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 150 members, there is something for everyone!

Meet the Committee 2020/21:
Captain: Jessica Beasley
Vice Captain: Ellis Toyne
Treasurer: Emily Taylor
Social Secretaries: Ellie Middleton and Matilda Kakengi
Kit Secretary: Orla Jordan
Fixture Secretary: Oliva Cooper
Publicity Secretary: Molly Bloomfield
Wellbeing Officer: Maeve McMillan
Inclusion Officer: Lenie Zeze
Charity Offier: Isobel Spawton
 
 
 
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: 2.

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, Jess and Georgi, who has helped to coach England U19's . With both being experienced Netball players they offer not only experienced advice but great insight in terms of gameplay. We also offer a number of different opportunities to the members with current girls planning on undertaking their level 1 Umpire qualifications. In terms of individual sucess, we are lucky to have a member of our 1's playing for Loughborough Lightning's U21 team this past season as well as some girls continuing to play in regional teams alongside university netball and their studies. Every year there is also the opportunity to run for a position of the Commitee, who focus on the running of the club, 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 bone marrow donation station in conjunction with Anthony Nolan.

 

Awards and Achievements:

ULNC do not only recognise achievements internally, through Christmas and end of season awards, but have been recognised at the annual Sports Awards on a number of occasions. Some of the previos awards the club have recieved include winners of Club Captain of the Year, Club of the Year 2015/16 and Committee of the Year for 2015-18. 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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