Chairperson - Kerry Lessels
Club - Gateshead Stadium
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
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
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
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
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Also currently a member of the North East Regional Management Board with responsibility for Regional Competitions.
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 Secretary - Liz Burdis
Club - Custom Planet
Email - email@example.com
I currently coach and play for Custom Planet in the 5th Division after starting the club a few years ago by recruiting some friends and family. I have worked within Sports Development for the last 10 years , including a stint with England Netball before recently leaving to pursue other opportunities.
Officiating Secretary - Emma Dawson
Club - Willington & NESCL
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Player and captain for Willington A in 1st Division. Treasurer/Coach for Works team NESLC Netball (North East Sports and Leisure Club). C award umpire hoping to progress to B award. Joined the committee in 2014.
Publicity Secretary - Rachel Cassidy
Club - Seatonians NC & Newcastle Storm
Email - email@example.com
C / WA for Seatonians A team and a committee member within the club. Qualified B award umpire actively umpiring in the NE Regional leagues. I am a PE teacher and second in department in Newcastle.
I am responsible for all areas of publicity within T&W including the website and social media. I also recently took on the role of NE Competition Chair.
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
Email - email@example.com
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.
Committee Member - Kelsy Mavin
Club - Sunderland City Predators
Joined the TWCNA to try and get more involved with Netball behind the scenes. I hope to get more involved in the coming years and looking forward to learning new things.
Captain for Sunderland City Predators and only got back into netball 5 years ago joining my local club Speedwell which I still love and play WA for! I have 2 dogs which I love to bits and work full time in a busy revenue department for a UK Travel & Tourism company.