Sporting achievement

The University of Portsmouth Netball Club awarded prestigious Chancellor’s Cup

The team have been recognised for their efforts in actively promoting inclusivity, participation and fitness and wellbeing.

The University of Portsmouth Netball Club were awarded the Chancellor's Cup last night for their hard work and dedication to sport. 

The award was presented to them at the Chancellor's Dinner by the University's new Chancellor, Karen Blackett. 

Karen's predecessor, Sandi Toksvig, created the award in 2016 as a way to reward student groups for their hard work throughout the year. 

VP Sports, Marcus Campopiano, said: "I'm a massive advocate of this award and the drive it has to physical activity at University. Netball have made a large impact with their members and the community, thoroughly deserving this recognition for their hard work." 

This year the club held taster sessions that involved a wide range of individuals, including children from local secondary schools. The aim of these sessions was to actively engage students in physical activity. 

Netball grew their membership this year from 115 to 127 members. They also introduced the training partner scheme which increases the opportunity for those to train so that they can increase their playing potential.

Achievements by individuals of the club:

  • The clubs Development Coach Amelia Grubb was awarded Activator of the Month by the University's Sport and Recreation department for her work amongst the intramural side. 
  • Sarah Blackmore, alumna of the University, was awarded Hampshire Coach of the Year for her work in 2017 with the 4’s, 5’s and 6’s teams. 
  • Madeline Campbell worked to better links with the community, working with a local school helping to coach and umpire their children. 

The team also had had 12 members volunteer at the Great South Run and had 42 members donate blood in December.

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