Netball Scotland are lucky to be associated with and/or supported by a number of highly recognisable organisations. Find below our key sponsors and partners (click on their name for their website).
As Netball Scotland’s major funding partner we are grateful to sportscotland for the investment provided to assist us in employing staff, operating our business, and implementing participation, coaching and player development programmes. sportscotland is the national agency for sport in Scotland working with partners to increase participation and improve performance.
Gilbert are now the proud sponsors of the Scottish Thistles team kit, and are the official ball suppliers to Scotland’s National netball teams, as well as equipment suppliers across our Bounce Back to Netball programme. Gilbert are also supporting the development of Netball Scotland’s Fun5z netball participation programme. The attention to detail and quality which is famous worldwide in rugby has been applied to the Gilbert netball range. Gilbert offer our Netball Scotland members a fantastic discount on merchandise, and this can be arranged through Gillian Taylor in the Netball Scotland office. If you wish to discuss placing an order with Gilbert, contact Gillian on 0141 428 3460.
Kames Capital is a specialist investment management business. From their offices in Edinburgh and London, Kames manage investments on behalf of UK and international clients – including pension funds, government agencies, financial institutions, wealth managers, family offices, financial advisers and individual investors.
Kames is proud to be a sponsor of Netball Scotland and to support their ambition to be the first choice sport for girls and women in Scotland.
In July 2015, we announced our new partnership with Kames which was linked with the release of our new look Scottish Thistles kit, that they played in during the Netball World Cup. Check out this new story by clicking here.
"University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is delighted to be entering into an extremely worthwhile partnership with Netball Scotland which will see the University further strengthen its commitment to supporting sporting excellence. Part of the University’s purpose is to make a difference in the communities that it serves and it is proud to work in partnership with Netball Scotland to help achieve its vision ‘for Netball to be the first choice sport for women and girls in Scotland’.
UWS will support Netball Scotland in achieving this vision in a number of ways including enabling them to enter an Under 17 National Squad and Development Squad in the Netball Europe Championships in March 2015 being held in England. This will provide the teams with invaluable experience at a European level and further raise the profile of netball in Scotland and Netball Scotland in Europe. It will also help inspire the next generation of netball players moving forward as they watch the teams compete and benefit from the experiences gained from the competitors when they return to train and play in Scotland.
Our CEO, MAGGIE Murray, said of the new partnership: “Working in partnership with Scottish Universities is the gateway to a bright future for netball in Scotland. University of the West of Scotland are the first University to embrace our aspirations and their generous sponsorship this year is both a leap of faith and a sign of confidence on what we can achieve together – I really look forward to working closely with UWS.”
Whisky Hotel of the Year, the Ardshiel Hotel in Campbelltown very generously became our first sponsors of Netball Scotland's Future Stars Programme. Sponsoring the programme to the tune of £3,000 (!!!) the owners of hotel have kick started this new initiative that will help fund the costs of training and travel for our chosen athlete each year. For more information about the programme please click here.
Aberdeen Sports Village is delighted to be working in partnership with Netball Scotland, and David Beattie, CEO, said of the relationship: “We are thrilled to be supporting the North Development Centre and we hope we can assist the next generation of talent to realise their potential.”
Aberdeen Sports Village opened its doors in 2009, and has been in constant demand for its array of impressive facilities and services. Health and Fitness members enjoy a state of the art fitness suite and performance gym, as well as a thoroughly comprehensive group exercise class timetable, whilst a variety of world class sports facilities provide the ideal environment for all levels and ages of participant, playing host to numerous community groups as well as some of the country’s top athletes and teams. Hosting Netball Europe in 2013 was a particularly proud and enjoyable highlight! In May 2014, the Sports Village’s multi million pound Aquatics Centre opened its doors offering the area’s only 50 metre pool, plus a separate 25 metre pool with full diving facilities, establishing the Sports Village as Scotland’s premier sport and exercise facility.