Chairperson - Kerry Lessels
Club - Gateshead Stadium
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Player and committee member for Gateshead Stadium Netball Club. I've recently taken the role of County Chair having previously been the Coaching Officer and a committee member. I'm interested in increasing adult and junior participation by promoting access to quality coaching as well as raising the standard of competition in the Tyne & Wear County adult and junior leagues. I'm a French and Spanish teacher and second in department in Sunderland, avid fitness fan and lover of all things netball related!
County Secretary - Sarah-Jane Cross
Club: Great Park
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the original founders and players for Great Park Netball Club which now has 4 adult teams in the T&W League, one under 11’s team and hosts weekly Back 2 Netball and Netball Now sessions. Day job is global HR Director for Barclays Bank, working between London, NYC and home in Gosforth and real main job is Mummy to Daisy Joy aged 9 (also a keen netballer).
Treasurer - Linda Hall
Club - Seatonians NC
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I enjoyed playing socially at Seatonians when my daughters were playing and was a county team manager when they played. I teach swimming, lead skipping workshops and running groups and although no longer play netball I enjoy participating in fitness and exercise and supporting NSL as a table official.
Affiliations Secretary - Katie Davidson
Club - Greencroft
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve been with Greencroft Netball Club since 1999 and currently play in defence on the A team as well as being club secretary. At club level I’m responsible for all Greencroft affiliations and also organising and administering our committee meetings/AGMs. I joined the Tyne and Wear committee in 2015 and hope to be able to support clubs and the committee with the affiliations process. I live in Shotley Bridge, County Durham and work as a Human Resources Officer for Durham County Council.
Competition Secretary - Liz Wisniewski
Club - Coast & NT Unison
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Still playing, when the knees allow, for Coast and NT Unison.
B Award Umpire, officiating regularly in club and university leagues. I have been organising adult competition in the county since 2008 and before that held the County Secretary post for a number of years.
Competition Referee - Cat Witty
Club: Newcastle City, Newcastle Storm & NESLC
Goal shooter for Newcastle city and Newcastle storm also play in defence for NESLC. Currently a C award umpire hoping to progress to a B award and joined the committee in 2015.
Coaching Officer - Mark Scott
I’m passionate about all things coaching! I work for UK Coaching as Development Lead for Modern Learning and we are trying to develop independent and reflective coaches through changing the culture of coach learning. I hope I can bring some of this to this role in Tyne and Wear. My background is in football and I have played, coached and mentored coaches at various levels and I’m also an active tutor for the FA. With links to the Percy family, I have no choice but getting involved in netball! This has led to me supporting coaches at Riverside NC and the County Academy over the past few years.
Officiating Secretary - Helen Emmerson
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Netball through and through that’s me, player, coach, umpire, tutor and assessor not to mention a netball mum! I’ve played netball since I was 10 years old and now specialise in all things Officiating. Volunteering as Umpiring Secretary is my way of giving back to netball all the friends, fun and happy times it’s given me over the years.
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Performance Secretary - Deborah Percy
Club - Riverside NC
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I have loved netball since I started playing at 8 years old. I have experience of playing at National Level from the age of 15 to 21 and also played in the National Super League. I have played netball in Tyne and Wear for many years and I am passionate about developing players in the County particularly the junior age groups to enable them to be the best they can be and fulfil their potential.
Schools Secretary - Liz Brown
Club - Beacon NC & Concordia NC
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a level 1 coach and C award umpire, gaining these awards in high school and I plan to progress to my level 2 coaching award. I use these skills coaching juniors at my club every week and regularly umpiring in
the T&W senior leagues.
This year I have secured a place on a SCITT course where I am training to become a PE Teacher at a High School for girls in
Currently I play for 2 netball clubs including the summer league and mixed league.
Youth Secretary - Charlotte Hills
Club - Gateshead NC
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I currently play centre for Gateshead A team and have joined the committee in 2014 taking on the role of youth officer. I work as a year 3 teacher at a primary school in Gateshead and coordinate art and outdoor learning within the school. I currently coach Gateshead Junior Netball Team and I have previously coached a wide range of sports within Tyne and Wear since a young age. Within this role, I aim to promote an understanding of the ideas and opinions of young netballers in Tyne and Wear and to represent the views of young players across the county.