Spring Newsletter 2015

posted 27 Mar 2015, 09:38 by Selina Horgan   [ updated 27 Mar 2015, 09:38 by Midsussex Netball Admin ]

Signing In Policy

MSN can only be responsible for players from the start to the end of their training session time and only if they abide by the signing in procedures below:

  • All girls in age groups U11 and below must be signed in & out by a responsible adult/parent.  

  • As a result of some very valid parent feedback the committee have decided that as of immediate effect all children in the under 12 age groups and above (ie, children attending secondary / senior school) can sign themselves into and out of training; all girls must sign themselves in and out so that we have a record of them arriving and leaving.  If the girls do not sign themselves in / out we may need to revert back to all children having to be signed in / out by their parents.

Tournaments and Away Fixtures

All players must be accompanied by a responsible parent or adult for the duration of any fixtures or tournaments.  Please ensure this is the case for your child when you confirm her availability for any fixtures / tournaments.

Cancellation Procedure

We will update the website as early as possible if we need to cancel any sessions.   Please check the website for any notices before you travel.  We will try to post updates at least 45 minutes prior to the start of a session time.  If there are no updates/cancellations, nothing will be posted and the session will run as normal.

Once sessions have started we will keep the girls at the Triangle until a parent comes for them.  Heavy rain is a very good reason for cancellation and if a parent makes a decision that they feel it unnecessary to drive to the venue the coaches will not mind, although we try to keep to a structure we do not penalize girls when they cannot make a training session or are not happy playing in these weather conditions.  Girls must wear appropriate clothing. (A bottle of water should be brought to training sessions).




Newsletter – Spring 2015

Please note that all players are expected to attend at least 75% of sessions.

Mondays: Apr - Jun 2015

April : 13, 20, 27

May: 4, 11, 18

June: 1, 8, 15, 22

Court 1

Fees Due


U11 Amelia’s group





Thursdays: Apr – Jun 2015

April: 16, 23, 30

May: 7, 14, 21

June: 4, 11, 18, 25  

Court 1

Court 2

Court 3

Court 4

Fees Due




U11 - Beth’s group









Fees - Spring Term Training Sessions

Fees are shown against each training session per age group in the above tables.  Payment is due by 23rdth Apr 15 & can be made by cheque or bank transfer:  

  • Cheques payable to MSNC with your daughter’s name and age group on the reverse:

    • Bring payment along to your daughter’s next training session. 

    • Post a cheque to The MSN Treasurer, 5 Folders Close, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 0TA.  

  • Bank Transfer: 

    • Sort code: 40-15-16

    • Account number: 61543911

    • Payment reference: your daughter’s surname first followed by their first name, or as many characters that can fit [max. 18 characters or whole name]

Should you be experiencing financial difficulties please speak to your Coach who will then liaise directly with the Committee; any enquiry will be treated in the strictest confidence.

.MSN Regional Squad Trial Dates for 2015/16

Age Group as at Sep 15


Players Eligible to Trial





1st Trial

All MSN players in Year 10 or 11 as at Sep 2015

1st June 15




1st Trial

All MSN players in Year 9 as at Sep 2015

2nd June 15




2nd Trial

By invitation

8th June 15




2nd Trial

By invitation

9th June 15



MSN will email all eligible players/parents directly with an invitation to trial, & confirmation of trial fees, by end Mar 15.  Responses to confirm attendance at the trial will be due back with MSN by 15th Apr 15 to guarantee a trial place.

Presentation Evening 2015 – 15th May 2015

Please note the change of date

Theme – Quiz.

Venue - Clair Hall, Haywards Heath.

Time - 7.30 – 10.00pm.

Format - Smart casual, please BYO food & soft drinks.  Any alcohol must be purchased at the bar.

Tickets - £3 for adults, £2 for children - available in advance from the MSN Registration/Sign-In Desk at training sessions.

Raffle - Tickets available on the night.  Please hand raffle donations to our Registration Desk at training.


Please buy your tickets early to make sure you don’t miss out on this lovely evening celebrating everything the players and Club have achieved over the Season.


Wishing you a very Happy Easter from all at MSN


MSN would like to apologise to all members for the lack of a kit delivery this season.  Kukri, our current supplier, has suffered long delays in kit manufacture.  Orders are now expected towards the end of April.

Website Review

Our website is subject to ongoing reviewas we aim to introduce a new website format in due course.  In the meantime, our website remains ‘live’ and we try to keep it updated with any inputs from all age groups.


MSNC Committee

Voting Members:

Chairman - Iain Lewis

Secretary -TBC

Treasurer - Michael Ramshaw

Club Development Officer - Sue Binns

Club Welfare Officer -Zoe Cliftlands

Non-Voting Members:

Deputy Welfare Officer - Fiona Emerson

Helpers Coordinator - Fiona Bowdery

Website Manager - Selina Horgan

First Aid Coordinator - Gill Lewis

Kit Coords – Claire Grose & Pippa Constantine

Junior Reps – Emily Appaya & Emily Goss

Membership & Affiliations Admin - TBC

Umpire Mentoring – Izi Tunnicliffe

Second Hand Kit Coord – TBC

Tournament & Fixtures Admin – TBC

Social Admin - TBC

With over 200 girls, the club is thriving and we’d like to ensure this continues especially as we have keen interest from other girls to join the club. To do so, we are very reliant upon our coaches and volunteers.  There remains a number of open positions on the committee that need to be filled.  If you feel you could volunteer some of your time, it would greatly help the club become even stronger.  

Many thanks to parents who have already offered to help the Club.  Please can you contact any of the committee if you would like to get involved as we now have some very clear functions that we would like to ask volunteers to undertake.