Car Booty!

Paulton Rovers Netball Club kick off a new season of fund raising with the first of their monthly Car Boot Sales.

It all begins Sunday 2nd August at Paulton Rovers Football Club. 10:00 – 14:00.

Come along grab a bargain and help Paulton Rovers Netball Club raise funds to support their team and Paulton Rovers Youth.

Netballers Gain Newbies

What started as a dull and damp sunday morning quickly turned into a succesfull recruitment day for Paulton Rovers Netball Club.

A big turnout of younger players meant that Paulton’s Senior members could show the girls that netball can be fun and a great way to make friends.

By the end of the day Paulton had signed up a whole squad of Junior Players from the age of 9 upwards.

If you are interested in joining us for a training session please send us an email via our Contact Us page and we’ll get back to you!

Rovers Junior Netballer’s Successful at Tournament

Paulton Rovers Netball Club had their most successful junior tournament to date this season.

With glorious sunshine the tournament in Wells was well attended by many clubs and Paulton entered the tournament in good spirits having trained well as a squad. The Under 12 and Under 13 teams played their hearts out and gained results that were well deserved and placed high in the tournament table.

The tournament result was a perfect end to the junior’s season and the club look forward to improving on their recent success.

Paulton Rovers Netball club would like to thank all the Mum’s and Dad’s who have helped out during the season and a big thank you to the girls themselves who turn out every Wednesday no matter the weather and continue impress us with their enthusiasm, high spirits and dedication.

Tournament of Experience For Juniors

On Sunday September 24, Paulton Juniors travellled to Wells Blue School on a sunny morning for their first tournament of the season.

This season Paulton entered two U12 teams – the Pumas and Panthers – with both teams wearing their new kit sponsored by Ford Fuel Oils and M.A Cole.

Pumas’ first game was against Tor.

The girls nervously took to the court but soon found their feet as the team quickly gelled together and started scoring goals, while defending well enough so not to concede any.

The final result ended with a well-deserved 10-0.

Panthers’ first match saw them take on an experienced Galmington team.

The girls took to their positions, remembering everything they had been taught in previous training secessions.

Their hard work and enthusiasm paid off with them only conceding six goals.

The next match saw the two excited teams take on one another much to their amusement.

The match showcased the girls’ development and new-found skills, which they had picked up during summer training, with a noticeable improvement in their passing and footwork.

All parents were able to watch an enjoyable game, which ended 0-9 to the Pumas.

After lunch the Panthers played their extra match against Tor with the Pumas cheering them on.

Unfortunately they lost despite their great team effort, which saw them make many interceptions at both ends of the court as their confidence grew making it hard for Tor to relax.

The final match for both teams saw them take on an experienced and older Bridgwater side.

Both teams used the experiences gained from the morning’s previous matches to play against a fast-paced Bridgwater.

The girls held their own, defending all the way down the court while passing to each other strongly.

Despite losing, both teams came off court smiling after having a great morning of netball.

The club would like to thank the parents for their help during the morning and as always their enthusiastic support.

Pumas Player of the Tournament: Darby.

Panthers Player of the Tournament: Eleanor.

Paulton in a shoot out

On Saturday afternoon Paulton Rovers Netball Club held a sponsored shoot-out competition and fun day.

The event involved all players trying to score as many goals as possible within two minutes, with prizes going to the highest scorers.

The rain did not dampen spirits and the whole event was moved indoors to the village hall where the turnout and support from the local community was fantastic.

For spectators there were many fun side stalls to try such as beat the goalie competition, raffle, tombola, lucky dip, cake stalls, refreshments and the trash or treasure game and many more.

Friends and family were encouraged to have a go at the shoot-out for a small fee of 50p and the competition was fierce.

Congratulations go to Cheryl Wiltshire, Amelia Darlow and Rebecca Shakespeare for winning the shoot- out in their categories,

The club very proudly wore their brand new kit for the first time and invited all sponsors, MA Cloe Builders, Ford Fuels and RJ Lynch Construction to say a huge thank you and show them how well their funds had been spent.

The kit was supplied by Primate8 of Bristol and the club would like to extend their thanks for their friendly, prompt and efficient service.

After the shoot-out the teams moved outdoors to play a fun netball match with juniors and seniors playing together.

Paulton Rovers Netball Club is raising funds to put in new floodlights at Paulton Memorial Park so that the club can train safely in the dark winter months and keep their sport in the village.

The target for the sponsored event and fun day was £300, although an incredible sum of £400 was raised purely from the sidestalls without any sponsor money even being handed in.

The club still has a long way to go yet to raise the £4,000 needed for the lighting.

It was a hugely successful day that most importantly was fun and a massive first step forward towards the overall target.

Thanks go to the parish council for its help and support and to all the sponsors and everyone who helped and supported on the day.

The club has plenty of other events planned so look out for the ’70s/’80s/’90s disco at Paulton Rovers on October 6, carol singing at Tesco and Somerfield and the popular Xmas fayre.

The club hope to reach their target by the end of March next year.

Workshop Skills

Paulton Junior Netball Club held its first summer skills workshop at the park on Wednesday evening and it was a great success with many new and existing members attending.

New players started to learn the basic skills of the game and some of the more experienced girls practised some more advanced movement skills.

There was a large turnout by the senior team to help with coaching and demonstrating some of the advanced moves and thanks go to everyone who helped on the night.

The next session will be held at the park in Paulton on Wednesday August 16,between 7pm and 8pm.

Paulton would like to hear from girls aged 13 and 14, to start up a new U14 team for this season.

Any girls wishing to join can turn up on the night or telephone Alison on 01761 416912 for more information.

Normal season training begins on Wednesday September 6, at 7pm.

Paulton Netball Club is holding a fundraising event at the park in the village on Saturday September 2, between 2pm and 5pm, where there will a sponsored shoot out competition for all players and family.

There will be cake stalls, tombola, raffle, toy stall, penalty shoot out and many more exciting attractions.

The club is aiming to raise £3,700 to install new floodlighting at the park in order to train there in the dark winter months.

A disco will be held at Paulton Rovers on Friday October 6 in order to boost the funds supporters are urged to turn up and support the teams on the day.

The club has a fabulous new netball kit which is state of the art and at last they can now look as brilliant as they play.

Thanks go to the sponsors MA Cole builders and Ford Fuels for their support and to RJ Lynch for his sponsorship of the teas.

Juniors Excel in Wells

Paulton Junior Netball Club travelled to Wells on Sunday to take part in their final tournament of the season. Paulton took just one U12 team with the emphasis being on fun and participation and allowing the coaches to try some new rotations.

The first game was against Taunton, a game which Paulton felt confident of winning.

Amelia and Eleanor started as shooters and Georgia and Georgie played solidly in defence.

Paulton played the better netball but unfortunately did not convert every opportunity and drew 0-0.

The second match was against Galmington, which was always going to be a close game as Galmington finished just one place above Paulton in the league.

Georgina Phillips took on the role of GS fantastically well and was undeterred by the more experienced Taunton girls.

Paulton battled and linked together well, with lily Mae and Georgia on the wings.

After ten minutes of valiant effort, Paulton drew 0-0.

The girls then played Tor, whose older, stronger players dominated the court and inflicted a 6-1 defeat on the girls.

Unfazed and remaining positive, Paulton took on Bridgwater Seconds.

Some crucial interceptions by Georgina at WA enabled the shooters to score valuable goals and Tilly, Lily Mae and Georgie worked hard in defence to help Paulton maintain the 2-2 scoreline at the final whistle.

The fifth game was against Wells, but unfortunately just before half-time Georgie had to be taken off due to an injury.

A quick change at half-time enabled the girls to play their best netball and everyone worked hard ensuring a 7-0 victory.

Next up were Bridgwater Firsts, who had a very tall GS, but Georgia shadowed her well.

At the other end of the court, Emily Jones played a great game at GS, but it wasn’t enough to hold them and Paulton lost 5-2.

The final game was against Yeovil, who topped the table this season so it was always going to be Paulton’s toughest opposition.

Yeovil were too strong and Paulton lost 6-1.

Ali McLachlan is running Easter netball coaching sessions for children in Years 3 and above, and is also looking for new players to join Paulton.

It has been a great year for the club and they are looking forward to a more prosperous 2007/8 season.

Floodlight Fundraisers

Paulton Netball enthusiasts have raised £3,000 towards their plans to install floodlighting at Paulton Park and bring the sport back to the village.At present, both senior and junior sides are forced to train at Writhlington and Somervale schools during the winter season, although they play their home matches at Paulton.

The club was established 18 years ago and has thriving senior and junior sides, with the senior side playing in the Somerset League.

Fundraising efforts have included a sponsored goal shoot-out, disco, Body Shop party and Christmas fair.

The club has also been awarded a £1,000 grant from the Bath Half Marathon fund

Head junior coach Alison McLachlan said: “We have really done quite well considering we only started in September.

“Although we play our matches at Paulton, we do not have a base and it would be nice to bring the sport back to the village, and provide a sporting facility in the village.”

Donors thanked

Netball Keen to throw some light on the subject

Paulton Netball Club has been fundraising since September in order to install floodlights at Paulton park. Currently there is no safe provision for training at night in the village and the club has been forced to play at Midsomer Norton and Writhlington since
The beginning of the season.

To date the netball club has held a sponsored shoot-out and fun day, disco and Body Shop evening and has raised more than £1,000 for their Let There Be Light fund.

As part of their fundraising, on Sunday, from 2pm to 4pm, the club will be holding a Christmas fair at Paulton Rovers featuring Santa’s grotto, tombola, cake stalls, refreshments and lots of fun and games for the children.

On Sunday December 10 the players will be carol singing at Tesco, collecting donations and dressing up in festive costums.

The netball club has recently joined forces with Paulton Rovers Youth Football Club as they also have nowhere safe to train at night.

The clubs jointly represent more than 150 children and more than 30 adults and they would welcome any support in their fundraising efforts.

Both sports clubs are committed to bring their sport home to Paulton and, in the process, provide a new sporting facility for the village to enjoy.