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Chairman – Marc Whaley

Email: marc_whaley@blueyonder.co.uk

Marc was elected as Chairperson in 2014 after standing as a temporary Chair during the 2013/14 season. Having had 4 successful seasons as Fixtures Secretary Marc is not only our League Chair but also the Chairperson of our County Association, West Devon. Taking over from Sharron Robbie will be a big task and a challenge he is looking forward too. Marc is a Secondary School PE Teacher at Eggbuckland Community College and a Football Referee where he has aims of reaching the Football League. Marc’s involvement in Netball grew to his partner, Rhiannon, playing within the league. They have a little girl who will no doubt appear in the Junior League in a few years time.

Vice Chair – Sue Gullick

Email: bryanandsueg@live.co.uk

I have been involved as a player in P& D, County, Regional, National League and Civil Service Netball since I worked at the Mayflower Centre – in 1972 (when I was 16!!)  Through the years I have been involved with the committee in a variety of positions (coaching secretary etc) and for 3 years was the Chairperson – a role I thoroughly enjoyed and found very rewarding.

I have played for and coached Plymouth Pilgrims Netball Club throughout my netball career and have coached many County squads too – I have been fortunate to work with and alongside some very talented players and I’m proud to say that I have been able to have played a part in their development.  My biggest personal achievement came when I was selected 3 years running to represent the National Civil Service team in which I played alongside 3 or 4 full International’s – What a buzz that was

I have worked for England Netball (for 3 years in the late 90’s) as a Coach Education Manager and also coached at the then “England Netball Talent Development Camps” at which we identified talented players with the potential to achieve National Status and have been very involved with Satellite and County Academies.

I am a qualified L2 coach, a B award EN umpire and until 5 years ago, an active Coach Tutor.  I remain very passionate about  increased participation and talent development – at Pilgrims we have 40 Junior members and offer competition to those that want that opportunity but have a recreational squad too who just want to enjoy our great game, get fit and make new friends.

I retire from work on 31st August 2016 (eek!) and this has given me the opportunity to again become involved with our local league committee. I am very much looking forward to working with this hard working group who have done so much for local netball.  Thank you for voting me into the Vice Chairperson position at the AGM – I pledge to assist in any way that I can and am committed to enhancing all that is already good about local netball.

Performance Lead – Karen Dent

Email: digger01@blueyonder.co.uk

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Treasurer – Louise Chapman

Email: pdnltreasurer@gmail.com

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General Secretary – 

Email: Pdnl.generalsecretary@hotmail.co.uk



Membership Secretary – Aretha Zachlod

Email: pdnl-membershipsecretary@hotmail.com


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Publicity Officer  – Sarah Taylor

Email: pdnlpublicity@hotmail.com

Sarah plays for Princess Yachts in division 2 and joined the team 3 seasons ago, after a break whilst having her 3 children. Desperate to return to the game, she found the team through a friend and now has 9 more friends!

Playing netball since she was 16, along side her Mum, she has always been passionate about Netball and now in her work as a Primary School Teaching Assistant, Sarah is actively encouraging the next generation about Netball and all things ‘sporty’.

Sarah became Princess’ Publicity Officer last year and enjoyed seeing the growing profile of the PDNL in the local paper. Wanting to get involved to encourage more teams to help promote the wonderful game, Sarah joined the Committee!

All match reports should be directed to Sarah via email pdnlpublicity@hotmail.com and look out for your teams report in the Evening Herald every Saturday.

Fixtures Secretary – Kathy Bunney

Email: pdnlfixtures@gmail.com

Kathy has recently been elected back to the post of Fixtures Secretary following a successful spell as Treasurer and Membership Secretary. Kathy has a wealth of experience within Netball as both a player and an umpire, and professionally has worked within the financial sector.

Coaching Secretary – Jenna LeGassick
Email: pdnl.coachingsecretary@outlook.com

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Officiating Officer – Karen Jones
Email: karen.jones@umpireonline.net

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Umpiring Secretary  – Mel Rooks



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Results Secretary A, B and 1 –

Email: pdnldivab1rep@hotmail.com


Results Secretary Divisions 2, 3 & 4 – Claire Blatchford

Email: pdnldiv234rep@hotmail.co.uk

Returning back to netball in 2003, and playing within a couple of teams and through different divisions. I  finally settled within the Toms Netball Team  (Plympton Netball Club) finding a team of like minded girls with a love for netball. I absolutely love playing netball and will be found playing it at any opportunity. I am new to the committee but looking forward to the new challenge ahead.

Results Secretary: Division 5 & 6 – Leisa Hussey



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Welfare Officer – Maddy Doyle

Email: pdnl.welfare@hotmail.co.uk

Maddy is the PDNL Welfare Officer. A keen netball player at primary and secondary school Maddy had a four year gap before returning to the sport. Playing in the Plymouth League for ten years Maddy also manages a team in Plympton Netball Club. Maddy loves netball and cannot envisage a time when she is not playing.

Junior League Chair – Sharon Steward

Email: sharrie52@hotmail.co.uk

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Netball Development officer (Devon) – Jenny Kelly

Email: jennifer.kelly@englandnetball.co.uk