Juniors - History

Dominoes Netball Club Dominoes Junior Netball Club was set up in January 2003 and has grown from strength to strength. Our first home venue was Belle Vue Leisure Centre in East Manchester but in 2008 we’ve now moved to Wright Robinson College.

Our age group is from ages 6 to 16 years and we also invite boys to play Hi-Five netball!

The club are supported by Manchester City’s Community programme ‘City in the Community’. We’re the first club in the country to be supported by their local Premiership football club. This gives us many benefits for the children and the club as a whole.

In 2004 the club agreed sponsorship with Warburtons the family bakers who promote healthy active lifestyles.

We also matched their kind donation with a Sportsmatch grant. Sportsmatch is the government's grass roots sports sponsorship incentive scheme.

2004 was a busy year for us we were the first Club in Manchester to get a SILVER CAPS award. It means we’re linked to Sport England’s Clubmark scheme and focuses on good practice in the development of players, coaches and umpires at all levels. It also means we confidently offer a safe, effective, child-friendly environment for all youngsters to enjoy netball. To gain this award means that the club has demonstrated a remarkable commitment (ongoing) to development within all areas.

2005 saw our 1st Junior Netball Tournament, at the Velodrome. Over 600 people turned up with 71 teams entered! We had great feedback from teams who’d played and they weren’t all from the Manchester area! Unfortunately our 2nd tournament was rained off.

Dominoes Netball ClubWe actively encourage Junior players and coaches to develop more and we successfully take part in the Millennium Volunteers scheme. It’s a nationally recognised Award for people aged 16-24 volunteering in sport and we’ve supported five members in achieving in excess of 200 hours (each!) volunteering for the club.

For information on how you can get involved and how we are developing Dominoes as a club, please email us at ideas@dominoes-netball.co.uk