first quarter of 2010 has seen Netball America make some huge strides
with exposure to 6,000 teachers and coaches at the AAHPERD conference
in Indiana, 35,000 attendees at the Rugby 7's tournament in Vegas and
having Netball make its debut at the NBA.
addition, Netball America is excited to congratulate the successful
East and West Coast trialists who will take the floor at the Staples
Center and Madison Square Garden events. The competition was tough
and it was great to see such a good turnout for both events!
countdown is on for the opening night of the WNBA NY Liberty and
Netball showcase at Madison Square Garden
This is a huge feat for the game with 14,000 sets of eyes on the
Netball America is now tasked with getting as many of you and
your supporters to the events. To offer a little incentive we have
teamed up with the folks from Madison Square Garden to offer exciting
prizes, including a Madison VIP experience as a prize for the club
who sells the most tickets for the May 16th
event. The competition will run until April 30 and keep an eye on
the website / face book page for competition leaders.
always, we are consistently looking for new ideas for this newsletter
and any volunteers who want to help spread the word about Netball -
please, drop us a line if you have an hour to spare or have any
Ottaway, President, Netball America
|WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Netball Club (Brooklyn), New Horizon Sports Netball Club
(Connecticut) and the North Shore Netball Club (Hawaii). Netball
America organized for the North Shore Netball Club to participate in
the Hawaii tournament on Monday - congratulations on your first
Spread the love - forward this email to your Netball friends and encourage them to join today.
| 2010 West and East Coast Representative Teams Selected!
to everyone who assisted with recent West Coast and East Coast
Trials. Also, thank you to Matt Cohen from the NY Liberty for
stopping by, talking to players and presenting the gifts to
successful trialists. Please click here
to see the Netball America West Coast Lightning and East Coast
Jaguars representative teams as well as players selected for the
shorter demo games.
team training dates refer to the calendar.
The West Coast team just participated at the NBA LA Clippers vs NY
Knicks game on Sunday - thanks to all those players and volunteers
and a full update will be included in next months newsletter.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN EVENT & COMPETITION
America has worked hard to establish the partnership with the NBA and
WNBA. We are grateful to be given the opportunity to shine the
spotlight on some of the country's top Netball players to
demonstrate how the game is played, recruit American players, and
raise the profile of Netball in America.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Send out flyers to your friends, family and
co-workers; encourage these people to attend the events. Those
unable to attend the events are asked to make a tax deductible donation enabling Netball America to invite kids from local schools,
PE teachers and other local officials, with the aim of getting
Netball into schools. For the Madison Square Garden event we are
sponsoring the George Washington Carver High School - Springfield
Gardens High School Campus. Thanks to Crusaders Netball Club for
working with us to identify this school.
us your Facebook page for a day - but updating your profile to
promote the Madison Square Garden event. Also help us identify
potential sponsors who will have exposure to over 30,000 highly
affluent basketball fans. You can also volunteer on the organizing
committee or on the day of the event.
the club / person that sells the most tickets to the WNBA Game in New
York we have the following prize packages:
2 VIP passes
premium autographed gift - (autographed teamed signed t-shirt)
3 VIP passes
10 meal tickets
super premium autographed gift - (autographed teamed signed
4 VIP passes
20 meal tickets
NY Knicks premium autographed gift
6 VIP passes
40 meal tickets
MSG premium gift - a pair of tickets to an upcoming
Rangers/Knicks/Liberty in the Madison catered suite (based on
your tickets today by clicking here.
|New York Travel Deals:
Flights: Save time and take a look at www.kayak.com to search for the best deals on flights. This site searches all of the airlines' sites as well as other search engines like expedia, orbitz and travelocity.
Hotels: Do New York in style! While you are in town for the Netball
Showcase at Madison Square Garden you can have the corporate rate when
you stay at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers centrally located corporate
for our Madison Square Garden event. Please click here to make a
reservation today. Alternatively, call 1888-627-7067 and use the code 'Netball America' to
also take advantage of this rate.
you're attending and want to stay out of the city another
alternative is: The
Hampton Inn, 144-10
135 Ave, Jamaica,
Reservations Deadline - May 1st.
Reservation Code: Crusaders Sports ClubSpecial
Rate: $69/night **
BREAKFAST BAR, PARKING, SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM JFK AIRPORT
America and the National Association of Sport and Physical Education
merica has partnered with NASPE to help get Netba
ll into schools
around the country. Read about Netball America's visit and
demonstration at the National PE Teachers conference in Indiana
tuned as we'll be updating you on this effort and will need your
assistance to help roll out these school programs. Netball
America also had an opportunity to explain Netball to Carl Lewis (yes
the holder of 10 Olympic medals and 10 World Championship medals).
America and the International Rugby 7's
event attracted a crowd of over 35,000 people and resulted in new
Netball America members for our local clubs and new member teams in
new States. We are still distributing those contacts out to clubs,
so we ask that you to reach out to these new members once you receive
their contact details from us.
big thank you to those you helped out over the weekend. - Marcie &
Bob Anderson, Steve Anderson, Nat Cuvelier, Carey Dunlop, Jo O'Key,
Sonya Ottaway, Laverne Patane, and Juhne Tuilaucala. Also it was
great to see Nicola (Calgary Cowgirls), Kirsten (Waves) and De-Anne
(Emerald City) stop by the booth. Also the Honorable Chris De Cure,
Australian Consul General - LA came by and assisted the kids
In 1996 Prue
was awarded the All Australia
(AA) umpiring award, then the IFNA Umpires Award in 1998. The IFNA
Umpiring Award was endorsed in 2001.
When penalizing an
(and the infringer for major infringements) and use a hand signal
being awarded (Penalty Pass, Penalty Pass or Shot, Free Pass, Throw
In, Toss Up)
who the penalty is being awarded to
(Note: penalties are awarded to a TEAM, not a player)
(and indicated) where
the penalty is to be taken