CALDERDALE Netball Club will return to action after a weekend off on Saturday confident that they are heading in the right direction both on and off the court.
The West Yorkshire League outfit, which has teams in Super League and the Premier League, has a new coach in Clare Rhodes and a different training venue in Crossley Heath School.
It is also investing in coaching courses for club members and new training equipment thanks to local sponsors.
CNC, with help from the council’s Adele Robinson in formulating a funding strategy, has secured a Grassroots Grant from the Calderdale Community Foundation and kit sponsorship from Estio Technology Recruitment, who are based at Dean Clough.
First team captain Lee Davis said: ‘This is a new era for CNC and this much appreciated financial investment will allow us to develop playing standards and create a sustainable club with home grown talent and coaches.
“This will allow us to compete at the highest standard,” she said.
Calderdale firsts face Hi Lites at Whitcliffe Mount on Saturday (12.45) and the seconds have an earlier date with Manor Tykes 1 at the same venue (9.0).
Anyone interested in playing for CNC can contact the club via its facebook page.