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Who We Are

Established over 50 years ago, we are a fun club with a competitive spirit, now home to 8 teams and 90 members.

Welcome to our Club! We have only been running for the past 2 seasons as Finborough Ladies Netball Club (formerly known as Stowmarket Ladies Netball Club) because we gained sponsorship in 2016 and a multi-year contract to play at the newly built sports hall at the school. The club was established over 50 years ago.

We currently have 8 senior teams and 2 junior teams with ages running from 10 – 62, so you’re never to old to join in, and play in both the South Suffolk and West Suffolk netball leagues.

Here at Finborough Ladies we aim to have fun, whilst maintaining a strong competitive spirit. We have over 90 members some still at school and members who are older, so as you can imagine we are a very diverse and social club. The club is run by an elected committee who meet on a regular basis, we also hold our AGM in July which is accompanied by our presentation and awards evening.

Become a part of our team – we are looking for new and experienced players

A Word From The Coach

Hazel Paige

My name is Hazel Paige and I am the lead coach for Finborough Ladies NC. I have over 40 years of playing experience and 30 years of coaching experience and have my level 2 coaching award along with many other course qualifications.


You can read more about the coaching team below, but my responsibility is to organise the coaching sessions, be responsible for the monitoring implementation of the coaching aspects of the Club’s Development plan, arrange or liaise with Counties for the training of coaches in preparation for the England Netball Coaching awards and submit candidates for testing and also ensure the Club adheres to the England Netball Duty Of Care Guidelines.

Team Gallery


Hazel Paige
Donna Cooper
Vice Chair
Julie Tropeano
Julie Tropeano
Emily Phillips
Emily Phillips
Umpiring Secretary
Leanne Osborn
Leanne Osborn
Helen Cape

Junior Team Manager

Jo Chenery

My name is Jo. I’m the coach/ manager of the Finborough  Cygnets, the club’s fantastic junior team. I’ve been a member of the club for 14 years and I have played competitive netball in the 4th to the 1st divisions during my career. I am currently a member of the Finborough Swans who play in the 3rd division.

I have been involved with the junior team since last year and supported them to win their division last season. My daughter Maddie plays for the club in the junior team and has one season under her belt. She was recently selected for Suffolk’s satellite academy, a huge achievement for her. I am a very committed member of the club and am planning to take my level one coaching course soon, and am interested in training to become an umpire in the future.

I am a busy working mum of two fabulous daughters, who really didn’t have much choice but to follow in their mums footsteps and become passionate about netball. I’m looking forward to continuing to support the juniors and feel proud to be part of an amazing club and have the opportunity to help the girls develop their skills as players, but also promote their love of netball.

Meet the Coaches

We have also 3 more Level 2 coaches within the club, Rebecca Butler, Kim Row and Donna Cooper who also coaches our Regional girls. We have also 2 level 1 coaches within the Club, Aisha Williams and Helen Cape and two more girls just waiting for a coaching course.

We all do the coaching sessions and fit these in when we have spare playing nights and playing weeks through the year. We have also introduced Club training nights. As you can see having 10 teams with only 1 indoor court is difficult to fit in but planning permission has gone in for an outside court which will be a godsend for coaching and playing within the club.

Accreditation & Awards

We have worked extremely hard as a club and have earned our England Netball Silver Caps Accreditation which has earned us the Clubmark Award for Sport England.

We have also been awarded Outstanding Club Of The Year from England Netball for the whole of the South East and also came second for Outstanding Club Of The Year for Suffolk Sport which is a fantastic achievement in its self.

Pay and Play

Every half term, Finborough holds a pay and play session, where anybody can turn up and play netball. This is a fun evening that usually ends up with boys vs. girls and parents vs. children matches.

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