The team recently won Portsmouth Netball Association Division 1 and have been promoted into the Premier 2 League . The team was formed 5 years ago by Brian Weston, enjoying huge success, they have swiftly progressed from initially starting in division 5, winning every season to reach the premier league. Various members have joined since and some left due to maternity or leaving the area but the core team has remained consistent.
The team have also recently joined the Fareham All About Netball League in Division 1.
Westowen is made up of 10 local ladies – Helen Manuel, Lori-Anne Philips, Jade Barraclough, Donna Jackson, Lindsay Clifton, Verity Stodart, Ann-Marie Nomuoja, Emma Boucher, Niki Ogilvy, Samantha Claire, captained by Rebecca Cawley and coached and managed by Brian Weston.
The team play every Monday night in the Fareham All About netball league every Tuesday night in the Portsmouth League. They play 7 teams in the division, each one twice. As well as netball the team enjoy an occasional social evening and a presentation awards night after every season finishes where they have a meal and then give out trophies for various awards such as player of the season, coaches player of the season, most improved player and so on; all voted for by the team.
Gemma Lighting wish the team every success this season and look forward to hearing of their progress!