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Crosskeys hold England Netball CAPS Award: Gold Standard

Crosskeys Netball Club Harlow was formed as an “open” friendly club in 1980 with ambition to do well. In those essentials we haven’t changed. New players of all ages, from 6 years old, and all abilities are welcome to join us. We provide coaching, umpiring and competitive games for our U10′s right through to the senior first team and the opportunity for talented girls to go forward for Satellite and Academy Trials.

England Netball Gold CAPS Award: Gold Standard

England Netball criteria for the Gold Award:
  • covers the areas of safeguarding and protecting children and young people,
  • higher quality coaching and officiating, leadership and volunteering opportunities for young people,
  • competition, talent development, sports equity and good management.

Crosskeys is the only Netball Club in Harlow and West Essex to hold England CAPS Award at Gold Standard and has held and renewed the award since 2003.
These awards recognise Crosskeys Netball Club Harlow as being committed to providing a safe, effective and child friendly environment in the promotion of excellence in netball. We are affiliated to the England Netball Association. We are also rated at Gold Standard within the Jack Petchey Achievement Award scheme. Come and join us.
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Kezia Beeton: Jack Petchey Award Winner, March 2019

Kezia is a very versatile, dedicated player and is very encouraging to her peer players during matches. She also helps with her school teams. She has taken part in a “Race for Life” to raise money for cancer research. She volunteers at the Local Park Runs, doing barcode scanning before taking part in the run. She is a member of Essex County Athletics training three times per week and represents the county in both Cross Country and Relay Teams.

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Sofia Read: Jack Petchey Award Winner, February 2019

Sofia is a very committed member of Crosskeys with a very positive attitude when at training and in matches.  At school, she was captain of her year team, which won all their games.  She was selected to go into Primary Schools to help set up sporting activities for the younger children.  She has raised money in a Bake Sale for “Stand up to Cancer”. She also belongs to a Swimming Club and did a 50 lengths swim to raise money for “Children in Need”

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Leila Mebrate: Jack Petchey Award Winner, January 2019

Leila has only been with Crosskeys for a short time, but has already shown determination to improve both her fitness and netball skills.  She is also a member of Epping Forest and District Swimming Club, training 4 times  week. She plays the cornet, has singing lessons and is working towards the Duke of Edinburgh, Bronze Award

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Year 7′s and Coaches in Christmas Training Kit

Yr 7 - Christmas training 2018

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Meisha Trend Evans: Jack Petchey Award Winner: November 2018

Meisha is a dedicated club member.  She is a very focused and determined player, always striving to improve her game.  Outside of the Netball Club, she takes part in Triathlons, Aquathlons and Duathlons, when through sponsorship, she has raised over £1000 for the Rachel Macmillan Cancer Charity.  She also reached County times for swimming at 9 years of age.

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Daisy McAuliffe: Jack Petchey Award Winner, October 2018

Daisy attends training and matches regularly, always with a smile, although life at home has been very difficult for the family.

Her Mum has recently finished treatment for brain cancer and Daisy has spent a lot of time looking after her young sister.

She went to Disneyland earlier this year to represent her school in a Netball Tournament. She played in the Year 11 team, although she herself is only in year 8.

Recently, she trialed for Mini Mavericks and was successful  in getting a place in their squad.

She also volunteers to help train the younger players at her school.

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Crosskeys U12 White vs Saffron Hawks19th July 2018

A month or so ago, a lifetime for this my rookie squad, we were celebrating that we had found an attacking formation that worked. And in the course of a match, we were able to move from a low single figure score in a match to double figures. An injury to our centre, Kacey, soon after meant that we had to look again. Today Kacey was able to return for a quarter or two to test things out. Saffron Hawks turned out a top team against us and, with our attacking formation of Mileina, Grace and Ruby C, we matched them goal for goal until another injury to Kacey meant she had to come off. Our reorganising took Molly out of defence into a shooter role and this worked reasonably well for the attack, but the accompanying reshuffle in defence made it difficult for the first-time combination in defence. But fair play to Alessia, Evie and Ruby M for keeping at it from start to finish.
Kacey was able to come back on and we were able to show how effective we can be as an attacking unit. We were able to net 18 goals, our highest this term, against a good Hawks side. But it’s early days for this squad, and while we have produced an attack of some quality, we do need to concentrate on our defensive capabilities next season as the scoreline of 18-48 shows.

POM voted by the Saffron Hawks Squad: Grace
Coach POM: The whole squad: Grace(capt), Ruby Mc, Ruby C, Mileina, Kacey, Evie, Molly and Alessia.
Thanks to Jackie for her even-handed, safe umpiring throughout the term and her encouraging words at half-times. And the parents for supporting and celebrating with this new rookie squad.
A special thanks to Marion for instigating and co-coaching our meetings with a horde of girls who came from Passmores with Aislinn and from St Marks at Stewards this season and helped to turn them into a squad, which we entered in the Summer league. First term over. What a roller coaster ride! Our wins — very sweet. Our defeats — good learning points for the squad and me.

Points to take away from the season:
1. Keep fit and active over the summer – swim, run, dance, play physical games.
2. Be prepared to be flexible in playing different positions on court
3. Make friends in netball and enjoy your time with them
4. Celebrate your team spirit.
5. Be fearless
6. Develop your listening skills and try to put into action what you have learned.

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U11 Crosskeys vs Turnford Twisters19th July 2018

We knew our last game of the season against Turnford was going to be tough – they always bring a strong physical component to their play. On the day we were down to a bare seven to play with Rhiana turning up to support the team nursing her injured wrists. It turned out to be six-and-a-half with Darcey feeling really unwell but gallantly turning out for a couple of quarters. That really says it all for this squad, a together bunch, who always turn in a spirited performance and play for the team.
We were able to show some of the undoubted improvement in the squad’s play over the season, particularly in getting into the attacking circle with Hannah and Izabelle showing how to play in mid-court against a top team, and in the defensive circle where Casey and Juliette refused to let Turnford run away with scoring freely and we held them to a respectable score-line, in the circumstances, of 5-20.

POM: Hannah Voted for by Turnford
Coach POM: Darcey, Millie, Gracie and Rhiana, for dealing with difficult conditions.

Our Squad: Kacey(capt), Juliette, Darcey, Hannah, Millie, Izabelle and Gracie(vice-capt) (and Rhiana).
Thanks to Louise for her ever-present coaching and for keeping me sane on match days. Thanks to all the parents for their support on the day and throughout the season. Thanks to this squad, for their never-say-die attitude. Thanks to Pat for her cheerful reliability and always fair umpiring.
It has been a worthwhile and a learning journey on my first season back with Crosskeys to have this special squad to coach with Louise and Joan. Sadly, we say a fond farewell to Juliette (and Celine and Jon) and to Hannah (and Katie and Tom) and wish them the best of luck in the future.
Points to take away from the season:
1. Keep fit and active over the summer – swim, run, dance, play physical games.
2. Be prepared to be flexible in playing different positions on court
3. Make friends in netball and enjoy your time with them
4. Be fearless
5. Develop your listening skills and try to put into action what you have learned

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Millie Maskell: Jack Petchey Award Winner, April 2018

Millie is a hard working and determined member of her squad.  She also brings a lot of laughter to the training sessions and welcomes new members.  She has donated her hair on two occasions to the Little Princess Charity for it to be made into wigs for very sick children.  She also entertains the residents of Grove Cottage with carol singing at Xmas.

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