On July 1st, WNC held our annual awards party. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to recognise the achievements of our players and also say ‘Thank-you’ and, in some cases ‘Goodbye’, to our wonderful team of coaches and umpires. The 2017/2018 season has been a great success for the club. Our teams have participated at both local and regional level, as well as at tournaments across the South. Eleven of our U13 and U14 girls successfully trialled for the Bournemouth and Poole local satellite academies, the first step on the England Performance Pathway. More recently, two of our players have successfully trialled for the Dorset County squad in 2018/19, while others have achieved their junior umpiring certificates.

Awards were presented to –

U10  –

Meghan for Most improved

 Erin for Players Player

U11  –

Eloise for Most Improved

 Kiana for Players Player

U12’s –

Esther for Most Improved

 Holly for Players Player

U13  –

Violet for Most Improved

Bryony for Players Player

U14 –

Ella for Most Improved

Eve for Players Player

 

Contribution Award –

Awarded to Eloise and Justine, our junior coaches. They have both been with the club from the very beginning and over the last three years have volunteered their time and energy to support our younger players. In their time with us, one has gained her Level One coaching certificate and the other has become a C award umpire.  We wish them both lots of luck as they head off to University in September.

We were sad to say ‘Goodbye’ to one of our founding coaches, Karen Goddard. Karen had previously coached with Canford NC and when we were setting up WNC, she took the leap with us. She has given so much of her time, energy and expertise to the girls. We will miss her smile and gentle encouragement. Thanks, Karen. Enjoy your Sunday morning lie-in’s!

 Here’s hoping for an equally successful 2018/19 season!