A Club for the Community


Date 22 Jun 2018, 4:00pm
Venue PONTINS Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 2RJ
Contact Sally Gray


Hi Parents... 

Each year, we give girls playing in the club Competition Squads from Years 6 and up the opportunity to represent the Magnet Club at the Brean Sands residential tour.

This will take place on Friday 22nd June - Sunday 24th June 2018 for the U11, U12 & U13 teams

 For those girls who have not attended before, this is a weekend away at an organised netball competition at Pontins, Brean Sands.  It is fully residential, and the resort is booked only to clubs attending the tournament, and their supporters.  We plan to make a block booking with the U11- U13 teams who are attending one weekend, and the U14 & U15 teams the following weekend - we will request two bed apartments - each sleeps four girls and an adult.  Each girl is assigned a chalet & chalet mum for the weekend.  

 Generally, we leave either after school on the friday night, or some schools allow the girls to finish early so we can head off & return (exhausted!!) on Sunday early evening.  Netball is played either sat am or pm in a rally format, leaving the other half of the day to go to the beach or local theme park, and then play-offs are all day on Sunday .

 This weekend can only work if we have a parent per 3-4 girls attending per year group who are prepared to muck in and help us by attending as 'chalet mums' - if you would like to come, please do let me know.  To do this, we need you to have a current DRB check, which the club can help with.  Your food & accommodation is provided, but we would ask that these mums are attending as Team Mum for their group and back up for the Team Managers!  This may mean scoring & / or being courtside during matches, herding girls, handing in results, setting up gazebo's, helping feed the hungry masses, making lunches, carrying first aid kit, taking a car full of girls down to Brean ....

 If you would like to come to watch & support, but do not have a current DRB check, then we can either book you an apartment at Pontins that is tagged onto our booking (an apartment sleeping 2 is about £200).  Unfortunately, it is not possible to come and spectate unless you stay for the weekend - the park are very strict about allowing non-guests on site. 

 The final cost is approx out at £160 per child (I will confirm this later on).  This includes their accommodation, entrance into the tournament, lunches & evening meals and umpires fees - and also transport, if the team mum's (below) are happy to help with lifts!!    If we have to hire a coach, there would be an additional cost, but in previous years, have covered lifts with helpful parents!!

 As we have a bigger U13 group, we are also considering the possibility of splitting that group into two teams - the final decision on that will obviously depend on the exact number of girls wanting to attend.

 To confirm your daughter's interest on the tour, please email me to by Friday 19th January 2018.  The club would then need a deposit of £50 in February 2018 (Date to be confirmed) , so we can secure an booking.

 We will send more details out once we have had full details back from Pontins.

 Please confirm by return that you / your daughter would like to come - we can gauge numbers, and confirm logistics.

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