Welcome to ICSM netball
Imperial College School of Medicine's Club of the Year 2019
Hello everyone! Welcome back to another season with ICSM Netball! Whether it’s your first or final season, it’s great to have you involved! Firstly, a massive thank you to Liv and her committee last year. Not only did we secure ANOTHER Varsity Victory, we had two successful tours, countless socials and academic support to top it all off!
Our teams have had another incredible season with plenty of victories, all celebrated in style at our beloved Reynolds. While this year may be a little different due to COVID-19, we will do our very best to keep as many things as possible the same! We have something for everyone; from players who are only looking to play socially to those who are looking to play at the highest levels, we’ve got you covered!
Although the netball side of things may need some getting used to, we will continue to support our members throughout the year. Our incredible community ensures everyone has a place to call home and someone to turn to if need be. From a personal point of view, I’ve met all my close friends through the netball club and even my housemates, so you will definitely be better off if you sign up to spend your Uni life with us!
If you have any questions or would like some more info, please drop me an email!
Satia Babu, ICSM Club Captain 2020-2021
A Message From Our Club President, Dawn Wilkinson
Wishing all ICSM Netballers a restful festive holiday season and renewed energy for the coming New year and decade. Whatever your academic goals and focus remember the importance of making time out for yourselves to keep healthy and fit in body and mind. Playing sport and belonging to a team of like-minded individuals, is invaluable and long lasting friendships and memories will be made, supporting you through your studies at Imperial College. From your tours and socials, study groups and sharing learning resources passed down from your learned peers, your medical training journeys will be enhanced by the experience of playing netball.
Having met personally with your club captains over the years I am always amazed by their energy and drive to engage Imperial Medics into the netball family at all levels from competitive to social. Your current captain Olivia is no exception, a passionate and dedicated officer who has held various ICSM netball committee positions over years. On meeting with Olivia recently, she was reflective on season 2018/19. ICSM netball were the first all-female club at Imperial to reach 100 members, win five out of six varsity matches, help re-establish the Netball Universities Hospital Cup, became ICSM’s Club of the year, with the fifth team awarded Team of the year, all outstanding achievements. Without your continued support, sustaining these achievements is not possible, so please do keep your commitment and drive to netball training going into next half of the season and support your organising committee and team captains who put so much effort into organising your fixtures.
My dear friend Wendy (Wendy Quintyne November 1963 – October 2019), your former ICSM netball coach for 4 years passed away in October 2019. I too have fond memories of playing netball with and against her during my medical training at regional, county and club level back in my day. She kept me grounded, had wicked sense of humour, was sharp, lively and the life and soul of our parties. She was an inspirational woman, community activist, coach, umpire, mentor and academic anthropologist, embarking on a career as a barrister who will be sadly missed in the wider Netball community. Despite being taken too early she has made an impactful footprint on many lives and her legacy will live on in our hearts and minds.
Since my last message to you, the sporting achievements of women continues to grow and excel in all sporting disciplines. It is mind blowing and amazing for me that women sports are now being recognised and supported on the world media stage, long over-due! You are part of that journey. Remember you are stronger than you think and when you all come together as a team awesome, so are when they go high you go higher.
With the warmest of wishes and many blessings for 2020