|Love netball, keeping fit or just fancy a bit of fun? Then the ICSM Netball club is for you. ICSM’s 2010 ‘Club of the year,’ and the only club to have cross-the-board varsity wins, ICMS netball is a club that anyone can join, no matter what their ability. With 5 netball teams, the club caters for those who are netball pros in the 1sts to those who want to try netball for the first time or to improve their netball skills in the 5ths.
Matches take place on Mondays and Wednesdays and training is every Sunday evening. All 5 teams train together at our courts in Acton with our coaches Hellen and Yvette, both former England players. Hellen won ‘coach of the year’ at the Imperial Appreciation, Recognition and Celebration of Sport Awards last year and it is a great privilege to have her training us and passing on her expertise.
Our teams compete in both the ULU and BUCS leagues, as well as participating in a UH tournament each year, where we have held the trophy for 3 years! Our first team have an outstanding record, and play at a very competitive level (for those wanting a real challenge) and this success is echoed through the club, with the 5th team also competing at a good level. We are looking to expand our 5th team to form an additional social team, so if you want to try the sport out for the first time, this could be perfect for you! We are also proud to be Varsity winners yet again and hence maintain our undefeated streak against IC since varsity first began.
Not only do we pride ourselves on our netball skills but we take socialising extremely seriously. With a variety of events throughout the year, including tours around the country, inter-year tournaments, bowling, pub crawls, dinners and fancy-dress galore, we make sure that everyone gets involved. Every Wednesday evening after matches we all meet in the Reynolds for Sports Night where we celebrate our achievements. Often the night of the week that everyone looks forward to the most, this is a great opportunity to show off your fancy-dress and get to know some of the university’s finest “athletes.”
Whilst we do have a lot of fun throughout the year, we do not forget that we are also here to learn! We help out netballers in the years below by passing down notes and running tuition sessions. This year we provided OSCE tuition for all the 3rd year Netballers whilst also running our own mock OSCE.
Come and find us at Fresher’s Fayre and we’ll see you during the fortnight, either at the Reynolds or on the courts for trials. Keep an eye out for our posters and emails, and if you can’t make trials, come along to training whenever you can!
We hope to see you next year, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with Club Captain (Lindsay) or Secretary (Beth) via email.
Club Captain: Lindsay Hennah
Secretary: Elizabeth Nally
Treasurer: Frances Dixon