Notice Board

Hey members! 

It takes a lot to run a volunteer netball club and there are many people who not only spend their time swooping across the netball court but also working on the operations of the club. This page is a landing spot for all all the club activities and updates. The info below is relevant to all members - so please read on! 

19 September: autumn/winter training schedule

Toggle the news item below to read more about the training plan for October through December.

19 September: Autumn/Winter training

Nesties, please find some info here about some changes to our autumn/winter training schedule.

From October onwards, all trainings will be held indoors at Sporthal Laan van Spartaan

Weekends remain "grab a bib" style matchplay. This will now take place on Sunday between 1000 and 1200.

In addition, throughout October and November, we'll hold bi-weekly "special events". These will be on Thursdays between 1830 and 2030.

You can expect the following:

  • Thursday 8th October: 1 hour match (or 2 x 40 min matches if demand is mega high)
  • Thursday 22nd October: Quad Series
  • Thursday 5th November: Advanced match
  • Thursday 19th November: Versatility tournament

More information on how to sign up for these events will be available to members through our snazzy TeamApp (and on Facebook too). If you have any questions that aren't answered here, you can always email us at info@amsterdamnetball.com 

1 july: back to netball!

ANC nesties,
 
It's finally time to play netball again! Can I get a "woop woop"?!
 
To get back into the swing of things, we'll be running "grab a bib" style match play sessions on Saturday mornings during the month of July. After that, we'll evaluate what to do in August (usually our summer break).
 
It's super important that we adhere to RIVM guidelines at all times, so there are some ground rules that all members need to read and follow:
  • Do not come to netball training if you have any COVID symptoms
  • Wash your hands before going on court and between matches
  • Limit the time you spend in the clubhouse before and after training (sorry, no socialising on the premises just yet)
  • No more than 10 people in the clubhouse at one time
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before starting time to ensure you're ready to join the group warm up
  • Take part in a thorough group warm up - lots of us have been (relatively) inactive in the past few months so protecting our muscles is as important as keeping our hands clean
  • Keep 1.5 metres distance at all times when off court
  • Sign up to the event (on Facebook or by messaging the organisers) by 5pm on Friday evening at the latest

It is up to all members to do what they can to keep themselves and others healthy. A few members will be specifically ensuring these rules are enforced. If you are repeatedly found to be ignoring any of the above rules, you will be asked to leave the training session.

For prospective members: we will initially focus on getting things up and running for our existing members, but we're keen to welcome you newbies as soon as possible! We'd like to organise a session for prospective new members in the coming weeks - keep an eye on this space, and we'll be in touch with those who have already filled out the membership form.

18 may: anc spring update in times of corona

Nesties,

We miss you!

It's been a long 2 months away from the courts, and the bad news is that we have to wait a little longer before we don those bibs again.

In line with updates from the Dutch government, some non-contact outdoor sports are starting up again, but only those that can put into practice the 1.5 metre distancing. We all know that's not possible for netball, and we aren't willing to put our members at risk.

At this stage, we are planning to ease back into netball from 1 September 2020. 

Even then, things might look a little different. We'll update you on our training schedule and measures nearer the time, and as soon as we know more ourselves, so make sure to check back here when you can.

We have some other important notices, so please keep reading.

Fees: Unfortunately, we are still incurring many of the costs associated with running the Club. For this reason, we will not be offering a refund on members' fees. We understand this is frustrating and apologise. If you have further questions about this, please get in contact with Blair and/or Lucy.

ANC international tournament postponed: This year's October tournament has been postponed. Although regulations may or may not be more flexible by October, tournament planning needs to start now - we do not feel it is the right time to be making preparations for such a large event, nor asking international teams to book flights to NL. We're hoping that we can organise some fun, more local events later in the year though!

AGM - 19 June: The AGM has been rearranged for Friday 19 June at 7pm and will take place via Zoom. More details to follow soon - for now, please save the date!

Hugs,

ANEC xxx

Copyright: Photo copied from https://www.sportswearable.net/england-netball-uses-catapult-enhance-court-performance/ 

 

2 april: changes to anc activities due to coronavirus

Like all of you, we're closely monitoring the current situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Amsterdam Netball Club will always follow the latest guidance of the Dutch government.

For us, this means that, until at least 1st June 2020:

  • All training activities are cancelled 
  • All club-hosted social activities are cancelled (except digital ones of course!)
  • All international tournaments are cancelled (at the moment, this includes Paris, London Men's, and Stockholm)

At this time, we will not announce our plans beyond 1st June due to the uncertainty surrounding the measures currently in place. However, please rest assured that we are working hard behind the scenes to adjust our training calendar, to keep you all up to date, and to make sure that all you Nesties get your netball fix ASAP!

And in the meantime, there are still lots of things to look forward to! Check our Facebook page for specific event details:

  • Friday night drinks, hosted by Vic and Becs - regular
  • Sunday brunch quiz, hosted by Dom and Soph - 5th April 
  • Home workout, hosted by Jamie-Lee - 9th April
  • The Grace British Bake Off Challenge, hosted by (you guessed it) Grace - ongoing

...and what else?! We've been so excited to see some of the ideas our members have already had to keep the rest of us entertained - do you have other suggestions? If so, we'd love for you to set something up. You can arrange an online gathering, set up a digital challenge, or simply post some fun activities you've been enjoying (don't forget to tag @amsterdamnetball on Instagram so we can share your ideas with our netball family). If you need any support from the Board for this, contact us and we'd be happy to provide it. 

Stay healthy, Nesties. With love from the ANEC xxx

Copyright: Image available at https://www.budehaven.cornwall.sch.uk/news/u13-south-west-state-schools-and-u12-county-netball-tournaments-postponed/

 

8 Feb: UPDATE FROM THE Board - nominations open!!

Nesties,
Many of you know that I just love to talk governance, and lucky for me, that time has come around again! In this email, you’ll find info on two VERY IMPORTANT topics:
  1. The ANC AGM 2020
  2. Open Board positions and how to apply
Please please please take five minutes to read this message - there’ll be a quiz to follow soon and anyone who doesn’t get 85% or above will be banished from brunch…
Lucy X
1. ANC AGM 2020
This year’s AGM will be held on the evening of Thursday 26th March. We really hope to see as many of you there as possible - this is the best chance you’ll have all year to have your say on Club matters, and we *really* appreciate (and need!) your input.
Exact time and location to follow in the coming weeks.
If you would like to submit agenda items for the AGM, please send these to Grace at secretary@amsterdamnetball.com no later than 28th February 2020. Remember that the AGM is meant to discuss (and, if necessary, vote on) topics that are of club-wide relevance.
Things already on the agenda include:
  • Updates from Board members
  • Club finances
  • Open Board positions (see below!)
Two weeks in advance of the AGM, the full agenda will be sent out, as well as instructions on how to submit a (proxy) vote on any motions we plan to discuss (if applicable).
For your reference, please also find attached the minutes from the 2019 AGM and the 2019 "Mid-Year" Report.
2. Open Board Positions
We currently have a few open Board positions that we just can’t wait to fill! The open roles are (see below for position descriptions):
  • Training Coordinator
  • Head of Membership
  • Fundraising Officer
All of these positions would be part of the ANC Board and would therefore be invited to attend quarterly Board meetings and assist in club wide decision making.
To apply for any of these roles, please send an email with a short description about why you’d like to apply/what you would bring to the position to info@amsterdamnetball.com, no later than 28th February 2020. If you have any questions about the positions, speak to Lucy or another member of the ANEC.
We’ll share voting information (which will be done online, by all members) two weeks in advance of the AGM. The successful applicants will be contacted, and then announced at the AGM.
Role descriptions:
Training Coordinator/Head of Training
The Training Committee is largely responsible for organising training sessions for new and existing members, ensuring that all members are developing the skills needed to participate in the sport. You and your Committee would be responsible for:
  • Coordinating training sessions (for example, designing session themes and assigning coaches)
  • Internal league/match organisation, including making schedules, arranging teams, coordinating with captains and organising umpires
  • Coordinating (with the help of the Board) regular matches with other Dutch teams
IMPORTANT: The person who applies for this position does not necessarily have to be a “Head Coach” - you may not even want to do much coaching yourself. We are looking for someone who can lead and delegate, someone who is organised, enthusiastic, and inclusive. If this sounds like you then we'd love you to apply - no previous coaching experience required!
Head of Membership
The Head of Membership is the first point of contact for all potential members and existing members who have questions about the club. They will process new members, greet potential members at Orientation Events and describe membership options to them, or ensure that someone else does so. The Head of Membership will report directly to the Club Secretary and also work closely with the Treasurer to ensure fees are processed correctly. Key responsibilities include:
  • Regularly checking the Amsterdam Netball Club email account and responding to enquiries from potential new members and existing members regarding orientation sessions and membership, referring these to the ANEC where necessary
  • Collecting orientation sign up details from the google form ahead of orientation trainings, and informing the training committee of numbers
  • Greeting potential new members at orientation sessions and explaining how the club works/answering questions
  • Following up with orientation attendees to let them know how to sign up and collecting information on reasons for no shows/no sign ups
Fundraising Officer
ANC is a non-profit organisation run on the power of volunteers and our only income is from our membership fees. To be able to provide more to our members and to grow the sport of netball in our city, we would like to add a Fundraising Officer to our Board. This is a new position and is therefore open to interpretation, but we imagine you would work closely with the Social Committee as well as with the President and Treasurer in both fundraising and sponsorship opportunities
Key responsibilities may include:
  • Organisation and running of 2 fundraising events per year
  • Seek out and apply for grants
  • Look for sponsorship opportunities

 

 

 

ACTION Required - Health and Safety

Hello fellow ‘ballers! This is me, your Health and Safety Officer (Nadine).

1: I would like to know what the most common injuries in the club are and find a way to at least minimize them. Have you ever sustained an injury while playing for, or training with Amsterdam Netball? If you have 2 minutes, please fill in this form:

https://forms.gle/J8VjNmqzPuUH8i4k9

The information is strictly confidential and only statistics will be shared. Never personal information or injuries. It only applies to any injury you sustained while on club grounds, playing in a tournament, match or training. Anything outside Netball does not count.

2: The last two weeks have been looking good, but this is just a small reminder that for every training and match nails need to be short and all jewelry removed. Your fellow club member will appreciate this

😊