Q. What is the purpose of Netball Scotland?
Q. What is the purpose of Netball Scotland?
A. Netball Scotland is established, maintained and managed for the purpose of promoting, organising and developing the game of netball and to act as the sole controlling and governing body of the game of netball in Scotland. Our Vision is for Netball to be the first choice sport for women and girls.
Q. How is Netball Scotland structured?
A. Netball Scotland has a Board which is appointed by the governing body’s membership to control the affairs and future direction of the organisation and the sport in Scotland. Staff are employed or contracted by the Board to deliver programmes and initiatives at an operational level. Sub-groups which are accountable to the Board are also in place to complement the work of staff.
Q. What areas do Netball Scotland cover?
A. Scotland is split into 32 local authority areas, Netball Scotland currently supports 21 of these through a team of Regional Development Managers. The areas covered are:
WEST NORTH - East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, Argyll & Bute, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire
EAST - Edinburgh, West Lothian, Midlothian, East Lothian, Scottish Borders
WEST SOUTH - South Lanarkshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, Inverclyde, Dumfries & Galloway
GRAMPIAN - Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray
Local authority areas within Tayside, Fife, Central, Highlands & Islands receive support directly from Netball Scotland Head Office working with local partners, members & volunteers to grow our sport. For further advice or guidance for these local authorities please contact Geraldine Moore, Head of Development on firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. How is Netball Scotland funded?
A. Netball Scotland receives the majority of its funding from sportscotland which distributes funds on behalf of the Scottish Executive. Other sources of funding include membership fees, course income and resource sales. This money is used to operate the organisation and deliver various programmes and services. Netball Scotland also receives ‘in-kind’ support from Gilbert International and is seeking further sponsorship. Netball Scotland work in conjunction with a number of Partners; for a full list of all of our Partners, please look at the Partners section of the website.
Q. Who are Netball Scotland’s members?
A. Netball Scotland’s membership is made up of players at Junior and Senior clubs around Scotland, participants in the Fun5z programme, individuals, coaches, and schools at Primary and Secondary level. At present we have more than 4500 registered members and more than 500 registered schools.
Q. Why would I join Netball Scotland?
A. Netball Scotland members receive a range of benefits, including Insurance cover, reduced rates for Umpire and Coaching Courses, access to National competitions, help from our Development team and of course kept up to date with all things netball in Scotland. More details of membership benefits can be viewed in the membership section of this website.
Q. How do I establish and develop a new netball club?
A. We would recommend utilising sportscotland’s Help for Clubs website. The site provides details on how to set up and manage a club along with advice on issues such as fundraising and planning. We would be more than happy to provide support to people interested in establishing a netball club. Our Regional Development Managers are happy to help: contact them here.
Q. What insurance cover does Netball Scotland offer?
A. Netball Scotland’s members are covered by comprehensive personal accident insurance, public liability insurance and have discounted access to our travel insurance scheme. Full details can be found here. Our insurance broker would be more than happy to assist our members with any further insurance needs. Please click to be taken to our broker Endsleigh.
Q. How would I get a job in netball?
A. Securing a job in sport is very competitive. There are various courses available in disciplines like sport management, sport coaching, exercise science and physical education which will assist you in furthering your expertise. If you are within the UK you may wish to monitor the following websites in addition to our own for job opportunities; IFNA, England Netball, and Welsh Netball.
Q. How can I become a volunteer in netball?
A. Netball clubs are continually seeking volunteers for various roles such as coaching, umpiring, event management and administration. Some opportunities will be advertised through the Notice Board on this website. Alternatively you may wish to contact a local club in your area directly – click here to be taken to our Find A Club section, showing all affiliated netball clubs geographically throughout the country.
Q. How do we get our coaches and umpires trained?
A. Netball Scotland conducts coaching and umpiring courses throughout Scotland at competitive rates for participants. Courses will be advertised through this website. Participants will acquire skills and knowledge they will be able to apply at their club. To continue raising the quality of netball coaching in Scotland we are also a partner with England Netball and Welsh Netball in the development of the UKCC for netball which will standardize coach education across the UK.
Q. Where can I buy netball merchandise?
A. Netball Scotland sells rules books, Fun5z toolkits as well as clothing and gift items. For more details please visit the SHOP section of the website. For netballs and clothing we would recommend you use Gilbert. Registered members of Netball Scotland gain an exclusive 20% discount on orders with Gilbert, call the Netball Scotland office on 0141 428 3460 to discuss.
Q. Where can I find more information on netball in Scotland?
A. We hope that this website will provide you with the information you are looking for. However, if there is other information you are seeking we would be pleased to hear from you to see if we may be able to assist. Contact Us here.