The WPNC committee is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Loraine Unicomb; President of the West Pymble Netball Club. Our hearts go out to her family in particular Stephanie and Madi. Loraine fought a mighty battle with breast cancer but ultimately it won as cancer too often does.
Loraine passed on Monday 18 May. Out of respect to her family, we have delayed notifying our members until they were ready for a public announcement. Her funeral was held on Friday 22 May for family. WPNC will celebrate Loraine’s life when we are in a freer post COVID-19 world.
There are not enough words to describe Loraine and the contribution she has made to the West Pymble netball club and community. She unselfishly gave hours and hours of her time to ensure that we all had a club that we could be proud of and one we could have confidence in.
Loraine held many positions within the WPNC which included:
• President (2013 – present)
• Committee member: Coaches and managers coordinator (2009 – 2013)
• Coach: 2005 – present
• Grader: 2009 – present
She was also on the executive for KNA.
Loraine was awarded the 2018 Lion’s Club of Ku-ring-gai community service award for Services to Sport, plus she was also presented with many other accolades from KNA for umpiring and contributions made to the community
Loraine was an amazing president and person. Despite working full time she crammed so much netball into her life. She was fair, generous, dedicated but firm when she had to be. Her guiding philosophy was to make every member of WPNC feel part of the broader family, treated fairly and valued. It is her values that have shaped this club and we are going to deeply miss her guidance, her wisdom, her humour and care. She will always be the inspirational heart of our club.
Please take a moment to remember Loraine. The world would be a truly special place if we all could have the attitude and energy of Loraine. We have lost a special person, mother, club member, president.
The Board and Management of Netball NSW have been continuing to closely monitor developments with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic since their Memo entitled “Netball NSW Covid-19 Response” issued on 16 March 2020. NNSW have provided a further status update to the NSW netball community.
“Netball NSW has continued our scenario planning to prepare for what the 2020 season might look like subject to the status of the public health advice by certain milestones. Everyone would appreciate that there is still a lot we do not know about how Australia may be impacted by this pandemic moving forward, and how all tiers of Government may need to respond.
Netball NSW considers it important that we provide ongoing guidance to our Membership on our current thinking at this review date so that all of our Clubs and Associations can continue their own planning and preparation for a potential deferred season in 2020.
The current NSW Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 (Public Health Order) is presently in force until Monday, 29 June 2020. Netball NSW confirms that the suspension of all netball activities must therefore continue until at least that date, unless the NSW Government decides to lift the Public Health Order earlier.
Netball NSW will continue to strictly follow the Government advice so that we will only get back out on court when it is deemed safe to do so.
This guidance will be further reviewed by no later than 1 June 2020 subject to the existing Government advice available.”
KNA are closely monitoring the information as it becomes available from Netball NSW. We will keep our members informed as soon as we become aware of any new updates.
All Dresses and Hoodies on order will arrive in late March.
You will receive an email with pick up details when the Uniforms arrive.
2nd Hand Uniforms
Uniform too small? We can sell it for you.
Please drop old uniforms, washed and in good condition (no stains/marks) to 24 Dunoon Avenue, West Pymble with name, email and bank details. We have high demand for second hand uniforms.
If you need to purchase a uniform please contact Wendy as soon as possible.
02 8901 3007
For more information about registering please see our Winter Registration 2020 page.
PRE-SEASON SKILLS SESSIONS FOR JUNIOR PLAYERS – 9-12yrs, COST $20 for 4 weeks
4 sessions – Mondays 17th Feb, 24th Feb, 2nd of March, 9th March
9s and 10s – 4-5pm Lofberg
11s and 12s -5-6pm Lofberg
To register to attend the pre-season skills sessions for Junior players please pay via Direct Deposit to West Pymble Bank account (see details below). Please put as a reference/description: Skills initial and surname of your child, i.e. SkillsTParticipant.
Please email a copy of the receipt to the West Pymble Secretary, click the following link to open up email, copy and past the below information and complete the details: Secretary
Subject: Pre-Season Skills Sessions for Junior player/s
Participant full name:
Age will be as at 31st December 2020:
Name of primary contact:
Email for correspondence:
West Pymble Direct Deposit details:
BENDIGO BANK BSB
West Pymble Netball Club Inc.
PLEASE USE YOUR FAMILY NAME AS A REFERENCE
Call for Coaches 2020 season – we would love to welcome anyone interested in Coaching a team. We offer a lot of support. Please contact Larissa, Coaching Convenor or 0431 379 678.
KNA is a member of the Suncorp Super Netball and as such benefits are available to Club members, particularly discounted tickets to attend NSW Swifts and GIANTS Netball home games during the 2019 Suncorp Super Netball season.
This includes a 10% discount as well as group booking opportunities.
To access the 10% discount on tickets for all NSW Swifts and GIANTS Netball 2019 home games your Association as a unique password. Included is a graphic which you can use to promote this. The code is: KURINGGAI19
A Group Booking rate is also available for the remaining games at Qudos Bank Arena for groups of 10 or more.
$30 Gold Seating / $26 Silver seating. This is a saving of up to $9 per ticket.
Upcoming games are:
The Derby – NSW Swifts v GAINTS Netball, Sunday 16 June at 3pm
Double Header – GIANTS v Fever followed by Swifts v Firebirds, Saturday 24 August from 3pm
Please contact Ticketek Groups Department on 1300 364 001 to make a booking.