Gemini Netball Club was very grateful to receive a donation of £1701 from the Jamie G Sporting Trust.
The local charity brings sporting opportunities to the young people in the Andover area and was set up in memory of Jamie Gentleman. Jacqui Gentleman (Trust member) was delighted to present the cheque to the year 5 and 6 training groups. Jacqui said “It’s great to see how many more Juniors have joined the Club in the last year, especially with the COVID challenges we’ve all experienced. Keep up the great work!’.
This is the second donation from The Jamie G Sporting Trust to the club after last year they were awarded money for equipment so that the club could adhere to COVID rules. Gemini Head Coach Chrissy Bannerman said “We are very grateful to Jacqui and everyone at the Jamie G Sporting Trust for a second donation. The first donation in 2020 provided equipment for our younger groups for children in school years 3-6. As we have continued to develop and expand the second donation provided new equipment for our older junior groups starting with year 7 and 8 this season”.
Gemini Head Coach Sharon Duffield said “The equipment has been a massive support and will continue to provide opportunities for future older groups as we continue to grow from the grass roots up”.
The name Gemini reflects the club was founded by twins Chrissy Bannerman and Sharon Duffield in 2020. Gemini was set up to give opportunities for local children to play netball and to coincide with the launch of England Netball’s Bee Netball. The club is based at Andover Leisure Centre.