Welcome to ICSM netball

Imperial College School of Medicine's Club of the Year 2019

Hi everyone and welcome to ICSM Netball – it’s my pleasure to welcome you all back for another incredible season, whether this is your first year at university or your final! I’d like to thank Satia and her wonderful committee from last year – it wasn’t an easy season to organise but with events like Christmas Dinner and End of Season Dinner running virtually, a fantastic Varsity competition and continued academic support in the form of online tutorials, they managed to make the most out of the year!

This year, we’re hoping to get back into the normal netball swing of things, with all of our trainings and social events currently planned to be in-person. We offer something for everyone, with six different teams, so you’re bound to find one which suits your level! On top of that, you’ll meet a vast range of people and will likely make some of your best friends at uni through netball!

The past year and a half has been tough for everyone, but our amazing community continues to provide any kind of support that members need, whether it be welfare or academic. Our members’ passion and enthusiasm for the club shows just how supportive the community is – we hope you’ll agree and can’t wait to meet you soon!

If you have any questions, please drop me an email at san1617@ic.ac.uk.

 

Sumrah Naqvi

Imperial Medics Club Captain 2021-22

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

Dawn

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In loving memory of Wendy Quintyne (November 1963-October 2019)