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IN THIS ISSUE
Welcome to New Members!
2009 National Championships
Mission Not So Impossible
Support Netball
Events
Whistle Blowers
Netball in Theaters
Netball Shop
Greetings!

Welcome to the new look of Netball America, the team has been working hard re-branding the website to assist your club in finding new members.  Check out our fancy new site here.

Within this newsletter we will bring you the latest news, upcoming events and opportunities to get involved in increasing Netballs' profile in America.
  2009 was the biggest year yet for Netball America - to read about all of the highlights click here.

The new Netball America newsletter will include a club/player profile showcasing a club/person who has achieved extraordinary results for their club and Netball in America. If you would like to nominate a club or individual you believe deserves recognition please email us at info@netballamerica.com.

This is your newsletter - if you have ideas or suggestions of what you would like to see included in this publication contact us.

Happy Playing!

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Netball America is happy to announce we have reached 300 members! We saw a membership increase within our current clubs and in addition we welcome the following new clubs - Navigators Mens Netball Club, Silicon Valley Netters, members from NAANA and Crusaders ATL, Winners Netball Club, Martin Luther King JR Elementary School and individual members from the Manhattan International Netball Club (MINC) and the Crusaders in NY.

Help us hit 500 - forward this email to your Netball friends and encourage them to join today:
2009 NETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The East Coast were the winners of the day with Crusaders taking overall first place and the female 1st place. The Mens Championship was won by the Navagators.

The Most Valuable Player award went to Mia Rochester of the Waves.
Mia is 14 and has a bright future with Netball in America.

kidsNetball America in partnership with the Los Angeles Waves Netball Club hosted the first Netball America National Championships in September 2009. The Nationals were held at the annual "Love in LALA Land" tournament in Los Angeles. The Nationals were a huge success, with thirteen teams travelling from all over the US and Canada to attend.

To see the full match report from Waves president Carey Dunlop click here
NETBALL IN AMERICA : MISSION IMPOSSIBLE?
Netball America Carries Out Mission in Schoolskids

San Jose, CA

Kat Wetere from the San Francisco Stars will be teaching multiple 5 week netball sessions at Fischer Middle School in San Jose, CA. The classes will be for boys and girls and will consist of 30-40 students. Netball America is working with Kat to get equipment for this school.

Los Angeles, CA
Netball America ha
s teamed up The Los Angeles Waves Netball Club and with the Martin Luther King Jr Community of Learners to work with the kids to teach them about health, fitness, stretching and the basic rules of netball.

To find out how to get Netball into your regional schools and how we can help, click here.
GET INTO IT!
Netball America is always looking for volunteers and players/coaches/managers who want to facebookgo the extra mile for the sport they are so passionate about.  Here are a couple of ways we could really use your assistance right now. 
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Do your Christmas shopping online and support your game:

Goodsearch.co
m takes you to various online stores - when you use this search engine a portion of your purchase goes directly back to Netball America. It costs you nothing!
Click here for more information.


Calling all sponsors:For any of you who missed the spectacular exhibition games held at the staples center in April - we are in the midst of hunting down sponsors for the next events.  Do you know of someone who could assist?  Let us know.
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UPCOMING EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED

Netball America will be showcasing some the best talent in the nation when the LA Clippers vs NY Knicks at Staples Center Sunday April 4, 2010.
Tickets are starting at $30 and are available for sale now at www.netballamerica.com

For a full calendar of events click here.
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BLOWIN' THE WHISTLE ON THE UMPIRES

Not only was the pressure on for the players during the 2009 National Championships - it was also on the umpires. .. a number of the umpires at the Nationals were being tested... CONGRATULATIONS to the following superstar umpires who passed their practical.
  • Christina Campbell
  • Andre Edwin
  • Maree Rochester
  • Douran Williams
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NETBALL COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU SOON!
A Netball America and Phoenix Heat Advertisement will be airing in 6 movie theaters in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe in January 2010. Congratulations to Faye Hall for her hard work in designing this advertisement and for making it happen!!
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SHOP AT THE NEW ONLINE STORE
Now you can get your fix of pies, sausage rolls and Netball gear online!

Just added to the store is the latest footage from the Staples Center showcase.  Click here to see what we have in store for you!
Happy Playing!