ABOUT THE CLUB
Kats Netball club was first developed in 1999 by Kim Watson with two teams Kats and Kittens in the first division in the Colchester Netball league. When it was first formed the club only had 16 members, and now has over 300 members aged from 7 years to over 70.
There are a range of abilities, from beginner to performance netball, with weekly training and competitive opportunities provided so that participants can progress as far as they aspire in the sport of netball. We like to think we are the most successful netball club in the Colchester area.
The club now has ten teams playing in the Colchester adult league, and another in the Chelmsford Netball league. The youth section has gone from strength to strength with 21 teams that play in the Colchester Youth Netball League and 3 teams in the Chelmsford league, with the recent addition of a Walking Netball team. Over the year’s players have been selected to attend both the Regional and County academies, and some involved in the Regional League and Superleague franchises.
There are many dedicated volunteers involved in the club which include coaches, umpires, team managers, committee members to general helpers, who assist with leagues, tournaments, social events and fund-raising activities to name a few. There are currently 10 qualified netball coaches, 8 young trainee coaches, 30 umpires made up of 2 "B" awards, 24 "C" awards, 4 on the C pathway and 10 on Into Officiating pathway, with new ones recruited every season.
There are three members of the club holding key roles on the Colchester League Committee, two on the East Essex County Committee and also two who coach at the Satellite Development Academy.
The club has the Silver CAP’s award, which it has held for over six years now and in 2015 the club won the England Netball Regional Goalden Globe award for Outstanding Netball Club of the Year and have once again been shortlisted for this award in 2020 at the Regional round
The aim of the club is to make a difference to both young people and adult’s lives, by helping to improve, not just their physical health, but mental health, confidence and self-esteem also. It prides itself on being a friendly, welcoming hub, joining together for the love of netball, and to give everyone a chance to belong to something and help them achieve whatever they aspire to.
WHAT WE OFFER
At KATS we have many different age groups and abilities. We have training for kids from School Year 2 - 13 but it doesn't stop there...
We have over 7 adult teams within the Colchester League ranging from 18-70, so age is no obstacle. We have adult training, back to netball training and our new venture is walking netball.. Yep WALKING - but wow do you sweat!!
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