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Netball Europe Under 17 Competitions 2021
Sadly due to the constant changing circumstances relating to return to play, travel and quarantine both Under 17 events in 2021 have been cancelled. This has not been an easy decision to make as we realise what an important competition this is for this age group both in their playing development and in representing their countries.
Following the same setup as the Netball Europe Open in November, a series of online workshops for players, managers and coaches will be held on the 27th and 28th February 2021.
More information about this will be announced later.
2020 Cancelled Events
Cancellation of Netball Europe B/A Written Assessment October 2020
Cancellation of the Open Challenge
Originally scheduled for May, the Open Challenge was postponed to November in the hope that by then Covid-19 would be a thing of the past, or at least allow us to get back to playing netball internationally. Regretfully that is not the case so the decision has been taken to cancel the event. Our thanks go to Gibraltar Netball for their tireless efforts in trying to reschedule the event.
Cancellation of the WYC Qualifiers
Sadly but understandably the Netball World Youth Cup 2021 qualifying event due to be held in Glasgow between October 9th-11th 2020 has been cancelled. The Netball Europe Management Board would like to thank Netball Scotland who were to have been the hosts for this event.
The other qualifiers due to be held in Africa, Americas and Oceania by October 2020 have also been cancelled and the INF Board has decided to use INF World Rankings to determine the qualifiers for these regions.
The INF World Rankings were published in May to reflect all matches played before international events were cancelled as a result of the pandemic. The INF Board is consulting with its Members regarding the handling of World Rankings during the return to international play.
Cancellation of the 2020 Open Championship in August
Sadly, due to the impact of the corona virus, Netball Europe and the host Netball Scotland have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Open Championship event scheduled for August.
AGM and Council Meeting
Due to the current situation this year’s AGM was held remotely on the prearranged date 14th June 2020 at 9.30 am for an hour.
NE Service Award holder Moira Gomez of Gibraltar, the new Media and Comms Director, is taking over from Judy Aknin who was thanked for her 7 years of service on the Management Board. The Board also welcomed Lindsay Impett as the new Partnership and Commercial Director.
The NE Council meeting was held remotely on 6th September.
U17 Championship 2020
Congratulations to England for winning the U17 Championship that took place over the weekend of 6 – 8 March. Player of the tournament was Evelyn McCagherty from Northern Ireland.
For the final results, click here.
U17 Challenge 2020
Congratulations to the Republic of Ireland for winning the U17 Challenge that took place over the weekend of 28 February – 1 March. This win qualifies them to compete in the U17 Championship Section in 2021. Player of the tournament was Becca Cooke from the Isle of Man.
For the final results, click here.
We are grateful to the Manx Netball Association for having hosted a second tremendous event within 10 months, their staff of volunteers and of course the enthusiastic spectators. Thanks are also due to Louise Skelly, NE Competition Manager for the first time, to Janet Young, the Athlete Service Lead, and to Sheelagh Redpath and Jackie Gregory who continued their mentoring and training of the local MBOs.