THE 2019/20 netball season came to an early end due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the final tables have now been published, meaning that clubs’ teams know their finishing positions.

Here, Abbie Barker - Galmington Netball Club chair - gives her review of the 2019/20 season...

“Matchplay and training may have ended abruptly, but there is so much for Galmington Netball Club to be proud of this season.

“With final league standings now in, it’s clear that the club has had its share of on-court success this season, but the GNC committee, its coaches, volunteers and members know that the club’s success is determined by much more than finishing in top spot!

“The 2019/20 season saw our Taunton-based club swell to close to 300 members, from Bee Netball to senior Regional League competition, and from junior friendly sides to senior Somerset League squads.

“GNC now has 19 squads club-wide, with every club member provided the opportunity to don the navy and yellow dress.

“Perhaps this season’s biggest triumph has been the steadfast commitment of our 18-strong coaching team to GNC’s core values - providing consistently high standards of coaching, enjoyment and opportunities for participation for the many women, girls and boys who step on to our court each and every week.

“Galmington NC is a huge outfit, lovingly coordinated and cared for by an array of fabulous volunteers and club members.

“Our results are an important but overall very small part of who we are and what we do. Netball is the true winner!

“Congratulations to every single player, coach, umpire, and volunteer who has had the opportunity to develop and grow with GNC in 2019/20.

“With plans for a virtual presentation event underway, we haven’t finished celebrating just yet.

“Let’s hope that there’s more netball to come very soon.”

The final positions for Galmington’s senior teams are as follows: Galmington came seventh in South West Regional League 1; Hovelands fourth in Regional League 3; Trident fifth in Regional League 3; Claremont second in Somerset Premier Division; Parkfield first in Somerset Division 1; Queensway first in Somerset Division 2; Newbarn fourth in Somerset Division 2; Comeytrowe first in Somerset Division 3; Highfield fourth in Somerset Division 4; and Manor eighth in Somerset Division 4.

Galmington’s Under-16 regional team placed fifth in South West Regional League Division 2 North, and the Under-14 regional team second in their equivalent league.