2019 Season - Cintra Park

Submitted by ashbury on 10 December 2018 - 7:48am

Some general news from IWSNA:

Just a reminder of house keeping rules so we can all continue to enjoy the experience!

  • Please be considerate and think of our neighbours when you come to netball and park in the car parks provided which service the Cintra Park courts. We understand that parking can get tight when the AFL & Rugby is on as well but our neighbours need to be able to get out of their driveways safely and without fear of abuse (we really hope it is not our Netball community behaving badly). City of Canada Bay Council Rangers will be actively patrolling residential streets on a regular basis and there are hefty fines for parking across or too close to driveways or street corners.
  • We also need to be mindful there are a lot of small children coming in and out of Cintra Park and their safety must be paramount at all times.  

Thank you for doing the right thing when you come to netball!!

  • We appreciate everyone respecting our clean courts and surrounds policy.  Don't forget to place all rubbish in the bins provided or take it with you!  We want everyone to be a winner on the court and off!!
  • We love dogs and we love scooters - but not around the Netball Courts! Dogs can get agitated & scared with all the activity - players & umpires running around, balls flying through the air and hundreds of whistles. People are welcome to bring dogs and exercise them in the open spaces across Cintra Park but please refrain from making them sit through games courtside.
  • Whilst we love scooters - we don't love them at netball. Please refrain from bringing scooters to netball as they are not permitted courtside.  

We really need to consider everyone's safety - our players, umpires and our four legged friends.

Congratulations Catherine Nealon

Submitted by ashbury on 5 November 2017 - 3:18pm

Catherine Nealon      Congratulations to our Vice President Catherine Nealon who was awarded the Anne Clarke BEM Service Award for service to IWSNA. The presentation was made at the Netball NSW Dinner held on Saturday 4 November 2017 . A very well deserved award.

Remembering a Beautiful Woman – Valda Evans

Submitted by ashbury on 10 October 2017 - 4:27pm
Val Evans

Thank you so much for your heartfelt tributes and messages of love and sympathy following the passing of Valda, our much-loved mother, nana and great nana.

We are comforted knowing that Mum touched the lives of so many and that she will be remembered with love.

Lesley, Sue, Ray, Kathleen and our families

In Memory-Fight Dementia

Tribute to Valda Evans

Submitted by ashbury on 15 September 2017 - 9:06am
Val Evans

It is with great sadness that Ashbury Netball Club advises the recent passing of Mrs Valda Evans after a short illness. Mrs Evans, as she was fondly known to the majority of us, was involved in netball since her early school days. Later, when her own daughters started to play Netball for St Francis Xaviers Primary School, Ashbury, she became involved in coaching and umpiring. In 1971 she wanted to make sure there was an avenue for players to continue to play netball after they left primary school and Ashbury Netball Club was formed - entering the Inner Western Suburbs Netball competition in 1972 with just four teams. Mrs Evans held the position of President of Ashbury NC from its inception in 1972 to 2017 and Ashbury has grown to be one of the biggest clubs competing in the IWSNA competition. Not only did she devote so much time to her Club but at IWSNA level she also held various Executive and Office Bearer positions, including Representative Coach for a number of years. Mrs Evans was awarded Life Membership of Ashbury Netball Club in 1982 and Life Membership of IWSNA in 1983. She has also been the recipient of numerous Netball Service awards at Club, Association and Netball NSW level and a recipient of the Australian Sports Medal awarded by Canterbury City Council in 2000.

Mrs Evans has championed netball for over 60 years, giving hundreds and hundreds of young girls and women the opportunity to learn and play this great sport of ours. She leaves a distinguished legacy having been involved with netballers over three generations and we are so very grateful that she opened her heart and home for the benefit of all of us.

Above all Mrs Evans was a much loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and we offer our sincere condolences to her family and thank them for sharing this amazing woman with us.

A quiet, unassuming, selfless woman who had a passionate determination and gave so much to her sport - she will be teaching someone how to catch a ball somewhere

Vale Mrs Evans, with much love and respect

Prayers for the Repose of the Soul of Mrs Evans will be held within the Mary Mother of Mercy Chapel Rookwood Catholic Cemetery, Barnet Avenue, Rookwood on MONDAY (September 18th, 2017) commencing at 12.30 pm followed by a burial within the adjoining Cemetery grounds.