Added: 08 February 2018


In May 2011 almost 7 years ago , a chance casual conversation about possibly improving their daughter’s netball,  was the humble beginnings of Cardinals Netball Club. 

Cardinals Netball is an all inclusive junior Club that are passionate about netball and want to share the great game with all girls & boys in and around the Woking area.

Training young people from year 2 to year 13 Saturday mornings out of 2 local Secondary Schools in Woking whatever the weather! We have around 250 members training during school term time, & are very proud to have 19 league teams competing in local leagues from school year 4 up! 

Taking great pride in the fact that we are a community club with a fantastic coaching team.  For the past 4 year have successfully coached / managed the Surrey Youth Games High 5 & Junior Netball teams for the Woking borough.

Training gives the teams a whole new social life and expanding friendship groups, which is so very important!

Head Coaches Kate Carthy and Hilary (Hils) Hooper have always had the support of many of their friends who have also joined and are now qualified coaches and umpires and continue to introduce young people to this fast paced sport.  Great for fitness, hand eye co-ordination and now played by boys and girls around the country.

Hils commented  “To see our members grow in confidence and ability through our coaching is very rewarding.  We are introducing Netball to more and more young people and it is now one of the fasted growing sports locally. As Cardinals Netball Coaching team, we are very proud as we are seeing more members are becoming Surrey Academy and Elite players training within the Surrey County set up.

To further support Cardinals Netball Damian Dunne (Dealer Principal) and Andrew MacDonald (Sales Director) presented Kate and Hils with  two brand new Kia Rio cars.  These sporty hatchbacks were handed over from the new  WEST END GARAGE KIA  Showrooms (A322) Guildford Road, West End, Surrey last week.   

Damian explained – “ It is remarkable how Kate and Hils have progressed and Cardinals really is a dynamic club on the up!  We are really happy to be associated with such a highly spirited team of ladies, who clearly obviously are passionate about what they do.“

Kate says,  “ We have already received so many admiring glances from other drivers and passers-by, especially when both of us are together on the road.  So many people have commented on how fantastic we look. “

She continued- “Not just fabulous on the outside but they drive so smoothly too.  There is so much technology on board, the children are really impressed!  Making calls using voice instruction and receiving calls by pressing a button is so much easier than having an earpiece.  The reverse camera & there is a very generous boot which houses all our kit, including a rather large Ball Bag! Even driving my teenage son and his very tall friends, there is so much leg room and space. The new cars have created a lot of excitement and they will help us and assist in the overall development of Cardinals allowing us to cover even more children within the local community.

We can’t thank Damian, Andrew and the team at West End Garage Kia enough for all their support since we started. This helped enable Cardinals to be one of the smartest Netball Clubs around.“

Should you want any further details on how to join or become involved with Cardinals Netball please call Kate on 077944 52166 / log onto Or if you would like to see or test drive any of WEST END GARGE’s range of award winning Kia New or Used vehicles (all of which come with our pioneering 7 YEAR WARRANTY * from date of registration), telephone 01483 797747 or call into the showroom  on A322 Guildford Road , West End , GU24 9LS. SURREY & BERKSHIRE’s premier Kia Dealer.  We look forward to seeing you.