Hinckley Ladies Netball Club (HLNC) Committee 2019/2020
Holly Hemsley and Lucy Masser
Holly & Lucy became club co-chairwoman in 2018 after both having previous committee roles in the prior seasons. They have been HLNC members for 13 and 11 years respectively, both originally starting out as juniors and progressing through to the senior teams. Over their time with the club, they have made many friends and memories, whilst progressing their skills in the sport. Their main aims for this season is to inject a sense of fun and community into the club, and to provide quality coaching to ensure all players are able to develop and grow their netball skills with us.
Jess has been a member of HLNC since 2006 (with the exception of 3 years when we allowed her to go to University!), having grown up with the club by joining when she was just 11 years old. The main thing Jess loves about HLNC is “the sense of community and support each member brings”.
Kate is a long-standing member of the club, having joined as a junior in 2000 at the age of 11. Outside of netball, Kate loves spending time with family and friends, going on holiday to sunny places and generally being busy! She loves HLNC as “the club is a fab community of great people; we all have a passion for netball and love the social time spent with special friends,”
Zoe Stokes-Merry and Anita King
Anita is another long standing member, having been part of our club for over 20 years. She originally took up netball as “a way to get some ‘me’ time, to get fit and make new friends” and it now forms a large part of her life. Outside of netball, Anita “enjoys spending quality family time, having lots of holidays and playing tennis.”
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Zoe plays a key part in our committee by making sure we are organised and efficient in everything that we do. Outside of netball, Zoe also volunteers backstage at theater productions and spends time with friends and her now-husband after being recently married.
Carole Payne (CP)
CP has been playing for HLNC since 1995, and has taken on the role of Fixtures Secretary for as long as most of us can remember! According to CP, “if I’m not playing netball I’m usually running round after my daughter, literally. However, I do like to knit as well as play darts and the odd game of badminton.” CP is one of the most well-known members of the entire Coventry & North Warwickshire league, and was very deservedly presented with a ‘Special Persons’ award at the 2018 league presentation to recognise her hard work, commitment and support towards umpiring.
Emma has been a member of HLNC since 2004, and has had many committee roles over the years. Emma’s favourite thing about the club is “the people and the passion,” and is most known by our members as the one most likely to turn up late(!). She has finally been successful in the London marathon ballot (after many attempts) and so is currently training for a marathon in any of her remaining spare time!
Sponsorship and Grants Officer
Steph joined Hinckley Ladies through our back to netball scheme, quickly improving more and more to now be a key defender in our B team. Outside of netball, Steph is currently working towards a PhD and also participates in rugby and horse riding with her friends, so generally liking to keep herself busy.
Events and Tournaments Officer(s)
Lucy Marsden and Liz Gamble
Lucy joined Hinckley Ladies as a junior member in 2008 at 11 years old and has been with us since (apart from a brief break for Uni!). She loves HLNC because “it’s a super supportive club” and she’s “made friends for life here”. Outside of netball she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and also plans to take up a British Sign Language course this year.
This is Liz’s first role in the committee and has started with a bang by organising our Christmas party and summer netball tour. With the club also celebrating it’s 45th year in 2020, we are positive her role will keep her busy in the limited spare time she has!
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Facilities and Kit Officer
This season Caron has joined our committee for the first time by taking on the role of kitting out both our facilities and our players. One of the most organised people we have ever met, Caron is quick to capture any gravel, moss or weeds that dare to enter our courts, and replace any equipment we deem to be un-satisfactory!
Rebecca has been a member of HLNC for 7 years as a player, umpire, committee member and now our new junior coach. She loves being part of Hinckley Ladies as “I love the community feel to the club; sharing knowledge, experiences and laughs.”
Chloe Phillips and Katie Phillips
Chloe and Katie started in our junior team, and luckily for us the pair are now both progressing through our senior teams as they get stronger and stronger in their positions. Having started as a junior player themselves, Chloe and Katie both volunteered to take on the role as ‘Junior Rep’ for our 3 U16 teams this season, helping to organise and advise the team at both our Wednesday training sessions and Sunday matches. They are also planning on completing a Level 2 coaching qualification this year.