Name:Maxine Fenwick Committee Role: Chair Club and position: Vixens I have played Netball since Primary School and have always had a passion for the sport. I played right the way through Secondary School and 6th form. I took a break to concentrate on travelling the country to compete in Show Jumping until I took up playing again 5 years ago. In 2008 I formed a Junior Section to the Vixens Netball Club and have developed the club from 30 members to over 100 over the last 10 years. I am their Club Chair and Head Coach with 11 teams playing in competitive leagues and many social players enjoying the sport. I coordinate the North Durham County Junior League. The league is in its infancy with 2 seasons under its belt with a very high success rate. This will continue with more teams being added giving good opportunities for juniors of not just those in our county but the region. I am a volunteer at the club, as a committee member and in all aspects of what I do for Netball. I recently won the Volunteer of Year award at the North East Netball Goalden Globe Awards which was unexpected but a privilege to have been chosen as the winner.
In my day to day job I am a Sports Development Officer. I support clubs and partners with funding applications, development plans, membership, accounts and promotion. Along with a whole host of other things. I have over 10 years experience in Netball development and have previously worked for England Netball as Netball Development Officer.
I have a passion for developing and maintaining good quality Netball for our County and its members. As you read on you will meet the rest of the committee. It is amazing how extremely lucky North Durham is to have these volunteers leading on Netball within our County. I am excited for the future as there are exciting times ahead as we progress and move forward.
Name:Rebecca Foggon Committee Role: Treasurer I have played netball from a young age, initially for Boldon, before stopping when I went to college. I started playing netball again about 6 years ago when I joined a ‘Back to Netball’ team at Sunderland University and now play for Team Sunderland in the North Durham League. I am very new to the North Durham Committee and I have the day-to-day responsibility of looking after the finances of the Association. I work closely with other committee members to safeguard the finances. Although the whole committee is responsible for deciding on how we raise and spend the funds my job is to keep account of this and report to the committee. I also ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place and relevant legislation is complied with as well as presenting accounts at the AGM annually. Club and position: Team Sunderland (Sunderland City Predators) Contact email: email@example.com
Name: Joanna Makepeace-Woods Committee Role:Communications Lead I have been playing netball for the past five years. I got back in the sport after joining a local Back to Netball session. I am now Club Chair at SSNC where we have grown from one team to four over the last few years. My role with NDCNA is to lead on communications. I manage our social media channels and look after the website. Club and position: Stanley Storm Netball Club
Name: Charlotte Rush Committee Role:Schools Representative I started playing Netball at University and my passion for the sport developed from there. It is my passion for coaching and teaching which brings me to this role. I am a level 2 Netball Coach, C award umpire and PE Teacher at Whitburn CofE Academy. It is my role as a PE Teacher which pushed me to develop Wearside Wildcats Junior section. I came onto the North Durham Committee as the schools representative a few years ago and since I have helped to arranged the county schools rounds for North Durham. In 2014 I was proud to represent the North East as Regional winner for Grass Roots Coach of the Goalden Globes, needless to say I was shell shocked when I won the National award in Sheffield. Club and position: Head Coach Wearside Wildcats Netball Club Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Julie Kimber Committee Role: Performance Lead I have been coaching for over 26 years. I am a level 3 coach. Within this time I have coached from Club to National Level. I currently work full time coaching at Gateshead College and also coach the AoC Sport National Under 21 squads, North Durham County Squads and Boldon Netball juniors and seniors. I am also working as a Technical coach with the Zambian Netball Squad to improve performance to get qualification to the World Cup in 2019. I was also the Northern Ireland National Senior Head Coach 2015-2017.
I have been the Performance Lead for the County for the last 7 years. I am very passionate about netball and certainly performance and work with a great team of coaches in ND in order for the pathway to work well and to develop the players.
I also work for England Netball as a Tutor and assessor on various UKCC courses and CPD workshops. I have been on the ND committee for over 12 years. I am also a member on the Regional Board. I have also played since I was 9 and i still play for Boldon in the ND league and the Regional League. I basically love netball!!!!!
Name: Vince Robson Committee Role: Safeguarding Officer I am a UKCC level 2 Coach I have been Head Coach for North Durham Satellite Academy, coaching players from school years 6 to 9 for the past five years. My pathway into netball began when my daughter began playing at primary school and then through a community project at Durham University. In 2012, I was part of a willing group of volunteers who set up Durham Palatinates. My daughter, who now plays for Grangetown, progressed through the academy pathway to u17 Regional.
Some of you will also know me as the Head Coach and founder of Coxhoe Crusaders and Swifts ladies netball clubs. I am extremely passionate about providing an opportunity for players at all stages of their lives and of all abilities to participate and enjoy their involvement in our wonderful game.
Club and position:
Coxhoe Crusaders Netball Club - Head Coach
Spennymoor Swifts Netball Club - Head Coach and Chair