Hinckley Ladies Netball Club have six teams registered in the Coventry and Warwickshire Netball Association League (CWNA). This league is played on Saturdays from the end of September through to the end of March, with a League “End of Season” tournament in April.
Our seniors train every Wednesday 7:30-9pm, with a variety of coached sessions, fitness sessions and inter-cub tournaments. Check out our calendar to see what’s on when.
Each year the club holds trials for players looking to compete, to select teams for the forthcoming season. Trials are announced in May and details can be found in the calendar. We will post details on trials closer to the time, but check out our Facebook group (‘Hinckley Ladies Netball Club’) or message our chair person for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are wishing to join part way through our season, we still welcome new players all year round. Whilst we can’t promise you can get a position in a competing team mid-way through a season (this is dependent on if any spaces become available), we have numerous ‘social players’ who train with us weekly.
Back to Netball
As the biggest female sport in the country, England Netball have been active in promoting their “Back to Netball” schemes via county and region to encourage women who may not have played since school to go along to one of their sessions. At Hinckley Ladies, we are also trying to encourage everyone to join in with the sport regardless of if you played 5 years ago, 20 years ago or if you have never played before. That’s why we run dedicated Back to Netball sessions with UKCC qualified coaches. Check out our Back to Netball page for more details on these session.
The CWNA league currently has 8 divisions. HLNC is the only Leicester based club playing in the league and this season we have 5 teams playing in divisions 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8. All matches take place on a Saturday at either a home or away venue at 10.30am, 12.45pm or 3.00pm.
Our home matches are played on Our Courts situated at Leicester Road Sports Ground, Leicester Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3DR. We play in an outdoor league and as such the courts that we use have floodlighting facilities. Away matches take place around the Leamington, Rugby and Coventry areas, and ‘car sharing’ is often arranged between teams.
Out of season netball
Throughout the year the club organises additional events for those that wish to participate. We continue to offer all club members the opportunity to play in an unaffiliated league during the summer months to develop their skills in preparation for the league matches commencing in September. We also hold our own annual “Beth’s” mixed tournament each summer, alongside other fun events for both members and non-members to participate in.
The clubs events team plan an annual social calendar with entertainment and activities aimed at both junior and senior members. As a self-funded club some of our events include fundraising activities to support the running of the club.