19th January, 2021
Dear South Upwey Family,
Firstly, may I wish you all a very happy New Year and hope that this year brings joy and happiness to you all.
Secondly, I wish to apologise to all of you who have been trying to contact the club via email over the past few weeks. Something very strange has happened to our main email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and it has not been working properly, sometimes with receiving emails but mainly with sending replies. Because of this, our usual filtering system (sorting of email to the relevant people) hasn’t been working either and therefore most of you who sent refund forms have not been reimbursed as yet. For that, I humbly apologise and we will be going back through the emails manually to make sure that none of you get missed, but it will take us a little longer to sort through them than we first thought.
Whilst we’re on the subject of fees, if you haven’t been refunded yet, our Treasurer (Nicole) is happy to credit last year’s fees as payment for this year’s playing fees so all you’ll have to do is pay your NVM (VNA) through the MDNA website (nominating South Upwey as your club) for this year. If this is an option you’d like to take up, please send an email to this address – email@example.com (this one works, I promise!) – and we’ll sort it out at our end. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll send the refund amount as preferred. Please be reminded that VNA must be paid prior to the commencement of our first training session on Wednesday the 10th of February.
A couple of dates to note:
South Upwey Club Training is expected to start on Wednesday, 10th Feb, 2021 (Teams & Times to be advised, but the expectation is the same times as last year).
MDNA Saturday Competition starts Saturday 27th Feb, 2021 for grading games before having a week off for the Labour Day Weekend.
Announcements regarding teams and coaches will be forthcoming in the next week or so, so stay tuned for those.
We expect to have caught up on all of our outstanding correspondence by the end of this week, so we would appreciate your patience whilst we’re working through it but if you have any queries, please feel free to get in touch using the firstname.lastname@example.org address and we’ll respond as soon as we’re able.
Here’s to a much better year of high-quality netball at South Upwey! Thanks again for all of your support.
President - South Upwey Netball Club
15th December 2020
Dear SUNC Family,
Well, what a year! We started strongly with 10 wonderful teams taking the court for two weeks before going into hiatus for four months. We then resumed training firstly for the junior and then senior groups for a few weeks which was quickly followed by another decent break. Despite these interruptions to the year we ended up with 6 fantastic (and very quickly put together) teams representing our club with distinction in the very short format round robins to finish off the year which shows how keen our players were to 'just get out and play'!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support of our club over the year. It really means a lot to the club executive and committee that there were so many players, coaches, umpires, parents and guardians that were still willing to put their time and energy towards getting the club to play netball in whatever format circumstances would allow. You are all wonderful people and we are extremely grateful that you are part of our club.
I would also like to make special mention of our very supportive Association (Mountain District) whose committee has worked very hard to get some netball played this year. There are a lot of other netball associations who weren't able to play at all this year, so I feel we were extremely lucky. The other group I would like to mention is the team that runs the Knox Netball Centre. Ros and Jaki bent over backwards to ensure that we had everything we needed to continue to run our training sessions in Covid-safe conditions and for that we are very appreciative.
It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that the South Upwey Netball Club will be refunding all 2020 club fees to the players (or parents / guardians in the case of junior players). The club is in a strong financial position and the Committee are pleased that this is something that the Club can do for the members of our club. Please note that this is only a refund of Club fees - it does not include any NVM (VNA) membership payments as well. To this end, we have attached a refund form to be filled in and returned via email and we would ask you to do this as soon as possible please. Ideally, we would like to have all of our refunds done before Christmas so your prompt attention would be appreciated!
I would like to give a big “Thank You!” to our wonderful club committee who have been such solid supports for me throughout this very difficult year – you are all stars!
And finally, may I take this opportunity on behalf of the Committee to wish each and every one of you a happy and safe Christmas and holiday period and we look forward to seeing you all playing netball in 2021 (registrations are now open!).
With my very best wishes,
South Upwey Netball Club President 2020
Please see attached a letter from our President Geoff Allen, providing you with information about how to obtain a refund of your 2020 season fees. We feel it would be easier to track frees for next year if we did a completed refund for this year and then begin again for next year! Besides, money is always a nice Christmas gift!
If you can fill in the form ASAP, we will aim to have these refunds done before Christmas or just after. A reminder to register for next season too, so we can make a start on the teams for 2021.
Enjoy your Christmas and New Year lovely families! Here's to a better 2021!
SUNC Club Secretary