About the club
Dunedin Netball Club - A Club for Everybody
The number one netball club in the East of Scotland, we pride ourselves on our members success on and off the court and ensure we're having fun whilst doing it. Based in the west of Edinburgh, we are a full pathway club, providing opportunities for everybody; every age and every ability. The club is ran based on three strong values which embodies everything we do:
- To thrive on and off the court
- To empower our people
- A members first approach
Dunedin Netball Club was formed in 2002, originally under the name ‘Scottish Water’ with the aim to provide a social netball opportunity for the colleagues of Scottish Water, Edinburgh. 8 years later the club was rebranded under the earliest name for Edinburgh; Dunedin.
We started with only 10 ladies playing netball once a week, with 1 player coach.
We are now a club with a membership of over 120 members, 20 qualified coaches and plenty of silverware that any club would be proud of.
What we offer?
We compete in the City of Edinburgh Netball Association (CENA) Seniors & Junior League and have done since 2005, we also compete annually in the Scottish Cup and most recently were invited to participate in the Sixes Netball National League which sees 6 of the top teams around Scotland compete over the season.
We have 11 competitive teams across our Junior and Senior sections as well as a Recreational/BBN session that runs alongside our senior teams where we offer opportunities for those who have never played before, not played since school or for those who just like to play for fun without the commitment. We also have links to Walking Netball Sessions and Oriam Tots to Teen netball classes and have an established partnership with Heriot-Watt University Netball Club, completing our full club pathway. Our Junior section is open from 8 - 19 years old. All our teams and sessions train on Thursday evenings at Oriam, Heriot-Watt University during the season that runs September to May. We are also one of the only clubs in Edinburgh which offers training throughout the whole year with summer training on during the months of June to August . Below we have provided an overview of each of our teams, click on each team name to find out more details about them:
|Section||Team||Thursday Evening Training Time||Competition - mainly Sundays but days/time vary||Team/Session Coach||
CENA Div 1
|Frances Youngson||Full commitment expected, including mutltiple weekly training sessions, S&C and fitness|
CENA Div 2
|Katy MacGregor||Full commitment expected, with weekly training sessions and fitness|
CENA Div 3
|Kay Farquhar||Full commitment is expected|
|Seniors||Lynx||8-10pm||CENA Div 4||Cathy Olver||Full commitment is expected|
|Seniors||Jaguars||8.30-10pm||CENA Div 4||Clare McNab||Full commitment is expected|
|Tigers & Lions||7-8.30pm||CENA Div 5 & U19/17 League||
Katy MacGregor, Dani Dunlop & Erin Whyte
|Full commitment expected|
|White Panthers & Snow Leopards||6.30-8pm||CENA Junior League||Frances Youngson & Morag Shepherd||Varying commitment levels|
|Tiger Cubs & Lion Cubs||6.30-8pm||CENA Junior League||Leanne Lindsay & Alisha Brown||Varying commitment levels|
Team selections take place annually at the start of the season in the form of trials over the course of two nights for seniors & one night for Juniors, taking place at the end of August/start of September. All individuals looking to attend these trials and wishing to be considered for one of our competitive teams need to complete the registration form which will go live a few weeks before for the first trial night so keep your eyes peeled. If keen to make sure you don't miss the registration process get in touch with us today and we'll be sure to contact you once registration goes live.
Coaching & Umpiring
All our teams are supported by fully qualified coaches who provide fun, structured and engaging training sessions as well as a focus on individual player development and full match support. In total the club have 20 qualified coaches, including one Level 2+ coach (and two currently in training) and five UKCC Level 2 coaches. On the umpiring side we have 14 qualified umpires, including five B-umpires with one currently working towards their A badge and 2 junior umpires who have recently qualified. We offer a supportive environment to empower our coaches and umpires, through mentoring to allow individuals to develop, and never turn down anyone who's looking for an opportunity to begin on their coaching/umpiring journey or simply somewhere to enhance their skills.
Socials & Fundraising
When you play hard on the court, you need time to be able to play hard off the court. Offering social opportunities within individual teams, as seniors or as a whole club provides opportunities for our members to relax, have fun and bond with a community of strong women. We plan a range of socials and activities each season, including welcome nights, fundraisers, theme tournaments, Christmas nights and end of season celebrations. So if you're looking for a club to make friends on and off the court, we're sure to offer that! View our gallery to see a snapshot what a Season in the Life of Dunedin is like and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Dunedin in the Community
We strive to promote the profile and development of netball in the local community. We work closely with CENA and Netball Scotland and are an established community club within the South-West Edinburgh Community Sports Hub.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic we were continually active offering members, news & old, a safe and supportive outlet. We also delivered targetted support sessions to our young people through partnership working with Netball Scotland and SAMH to promote the benefits of physical activity in tackling mental health.
Get in Touch
Like what you see? Want to meet our fabulous welcoming members then drop us a message to arrange a taster session on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lots of Love Dunedin xo