Added: 18 January 2016

5 years ago -  in May 2011, a chance casual conversation about possibly teaching their daughters netball,  was the humble beginnings of Cardinals Netball Club.  Rapidly morphing  into the monster size Woking based club that it has become today.

With over 200 members attending weekly training sessions at their 2 main venues - Sythwood and Bishop David Brown Schools.  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 introducing young people to this fast paced sport.  Great for fitness, hand eye co-ordination and now played by boys and girls.

Hils commented “To see our members grow in confidence and ability through our coaching is very rewarding.  We are helping to introduce 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.

With some additional support from West End Garage Kia in 2014 we were privileged that our members were presented with smart new bibs for playing matches.  These branded beautiful reversible bibs in the club colours, red and black. So many other clubs comment on how smart our members always look during tournaments or matches which makes us look more organised and feel very proud.”

To further support Cardinals Netball Damian Dunne (Dealer Principal) and Andrew MacDonald (Sales Director) presented Kate and Hils with their brand new Kia Rio SR7 cars.  These sporty hatchbacks were handed over from the new  WEST END GARAGE KIA  Showrooms (A322) Guildford Road, West End, Surrey last weekend.   Damian explained – “ It is remarkable how Kate and Hils have progressed and Cardinals really is a dynamic club on the move!  We are really happy to be associated with such a highly spirited team of ladies, obviously loving 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.

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. With the amount of kit and netballs etc we have to transport the cars are just perfect. 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 and his crew at West End Garage enough for all their support over the last few years. Their support has enabled Cardinals Netball 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 or log onto