Club history

Since starting as a Back to Netball team in 2009, Didcot Netball Club has grown from strength to strength and has expanded to provide both a flourishing junior and senior section.

In 2014 the club registered for CAPS (Club Action Planning Scheme) and continues to hold bronze level status.

CAPS is aligned to the Sport England Clubmark (the accreditation scheme for clubs with junior sections). It ensures that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.

Bronze CAPS is the first level, incorporating the Clubmark criteria covering the areas of safeguarding and protecting children and young people, quality coaching and officiating, competition, talent development, sports equity and good management.


Didcot Netball Club has over thirty women, from all walks of life, regularly participating in weekly training and competitive matches. Didcot Netball Club currently fields two senior teams in the Oxfordshire league.

The DNC junior section has over fifty girls enjoying netball. Five teams currently compete in the Oxfordshire junior netball league.

Our coaching team and the club’s committee are made up of volunteers, who work tirelessly to make DNC the fantastic club that it is.

Accreditation and awards

  • July 2018 – We won ‘Outstanding Netball Club Award’ for the Oxfordshire region at this year’s Goalden Globes.
  • April 2016 – Coach and a founding member of the club, Helen Grindey: Winner Oxfordshire and Netball South Regional Goalden Globes – Muriel McNally award. This award is in recognition for outstanding contribution to netball delivery through administration, coaching or officiating at grassroots level.
  • March 2016 – undefeated senior team Galaxies, promoted to division 2 Oxfordshire Winter League.
  • November 2015 – Coach Julie McDermaid: Winner Oxfordshire ‘Coach of The Year Award’. The award recognises Julie’s impact on local sport and youngsters through her coaching methods and achievements.
  • July 2015 – Coach Julie McDermaid: Winner of Grassroots Coach Award in the Oxfordshire and Netball South Regional Goalden Globe. The award acknowledges Julie’s outstanding contribution to the netball club, coaching as a volunteer.
  • July 2015 – Senior team Galaxies, promoted to division 2 Oxfordshire Summer League.
  • 2014 – The club achieved bronze level CAPS status (Club Action Planning Scheme).