What we offer

Page last updated 3rd November 2021



We do not provide netball to help you get fit - we expect you to be fit so that you can play netball.  As a competetive Netball Club we provide skills training - it is your responsibility to maintain your fitness. 

We do not provide netball lessons as such, though we are usually able to accommdate players who are new to netball up to Year 6.  


How to join

Up to Year 6: You can enjoy two weeks' free trial, to see if you like it. Generally we do not select on ability before year 7, but players in year 6 will have to show that they can keep up with senior training and match play by the time they reach Year 7. 

New players in Years 3 to 6 also have the opportunity to join our Little League, where we provide beginners' instruction during the set up period in the Spring Term.

From Year 7 onwards: Players need to be committed to training and playing matches regularly, as well as maintaining ther personal fitness. New players have 2 weeks free trial during which their knowledge, skills and coachability will be evaluated. New players need to demonstrate that they will be able to meet the standard of our competitive teams. 

For all years: Parents will be asked to complete and sign a registration form. It will save time if you download one and bring it with you already filled in.

If you have any queries, by all means contact us.


What does it cost?

First of all, commitment from you and support from your family!

If you are a member of BCNC,  the Club should have first call on your leisure activities. You will be expected to attend training sessions regularly and to be available for matches when selected to play.  

Our Seniors play in Leagues in Birmingham, Dudley and Walsall. Parental support and co-oordination with other parents regarding transport to and from matches is essential.

Subscriptions to BCNC from September 2021

Subscriptions are payable monthly by Bank Standing Order only

These subscriptions include the cost of league entry, match fees and umpiring fees. They do not include membership of England Netball.  Tournaments and netball weekends are charged separately for participants.

Subscriptions run for complete calendar months, 12 months of the year. The preferred date of payment is 10th of the month, but you can choose any other date within the month if this is more convenient. Training sessions attended after the two free sessions and before the first day of the month in which subscriptions become due will cost £4.00 per week for seniors or £3.00 per week for Juniors). 

For reference, a summary of current and historic fees is here

Kit

All members should buy the BCNC Training T-shirt (£5.00). Members who play in leagues are expected to purchase playing kit. See Kit page.

Payments to Birmingham City Netball Club

The normal method of payment is through  BACS, widely available online. Subscriptions must be paid by monthly standing order and must quote the player's membership number as reference. It is neither necessary nor sufficient to quote the member's name.  Birmingham City Netball Club no longer accepts payments by cheque. In exceptional circumstances a payment may be made in cash, in an envelope bearing the player's name, the amount enclosed and what it is for. 

Bank details for payments:
A/c name: Birmingham City Netball Club
Sort  code: 40-11-47
A/c number: 01193600
Reference : <player's Club Membership Number
We prefer subscriptions to be paid on the 10th of the month, but any date in the month is acceptable.
Subscriptions should show ONLY the Membership Number as reference. It is neither necessary nor sufficient to use the payer's name.
For non-subscription payments add one word explaining what the payment is for (e.g. "kit". We will assume that the payment is for a subscription if no extra detail is provided.

Membership of England Netball

Members who play in Leagues and other events have to be members of the Sport's Governing Body,  England Netball. (This provides insurance and other benefits.)

The England Netball membership year runs from 1st Sept to 31st August.  Parents are directly responsible for the online maintenance of their child's EN account and payment of their child's fees. Parents will be given a free EN account to enable them to do this.

EN Membership fees for 2021-2022, including the Regional and County precepts,  are:

NB: Engand Netball have their own definition of age bands, which are often not followed by Netball Leagues and are different from School Years.

You will be given instructions for setting up England Netball membership after your two free weeks' trial. For convenience the link is here

Finally 
Please note that the Club Coaches give their services for free. The Club is not a profit-making organisation, but we cannot afford to be a loss-making organisation either!

If you are concerned about being able to meet the costs of membership, please discusss with the Head Coach, Dianne Barber.


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