FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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.
A. Scotland is split into 32 local authority areas, Netball Scotland currently supports 28 of these through a team of Regional Development Managers. The areas covered are:
EAST & CENTRAL – Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Stirling, West Lothian
GRAMPIAN – Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray
TAYSIDE & FIFE – Angus, Dundee, Fife, Perth & Kinross
WEST NORTH – Argyll & Bute, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire
WEST SOUTH – Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire
Local authority areas within 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 McGuire, Head of Development on HoD@netballscotland.com
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 Viper 10 Sportswear 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.
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 (August 2018) we have more than 8,000 registered members and more than 600 registered schools.
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 benefits section of this website.
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.
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.
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.
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 News section of this website. Alternatively you may wish to contact a local club in your area directly – click here to be taken to our Club Finder, showing all affiliated netball clubs geographically throughout the country.
A. Netball Scotland conducts coaching and umpiring courses throughout Scotland exclusively for Netball Scotland members. Courses will be advertised through our Education webpages. 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.
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.