In the early seventies a group of young Salford girls aged between 15 – 17 who had met through playing school netball and had since left decided to create their own senior netball team. Paying school caretakers to open facilities to allow them to train and enter the Manchester evening league. Totally self funded we eventually moved our home venue to the then Cromwell Secondary Modern School and then to Charlestown Youth Club based on the premises. Hence Charlestown NC was born.
This small group of players soon developed into a club with 3 senior teams and to accommodate our growth moved to Orsdall Recreation Centre where we continued to grow until the centre closure forced us to seek an alternative home location – Salford College Worsley Campus Walkden, where we still operate to this day.
In between time due to the foresight and vision of one of our long serving members Charlestown Juniors was established. Again the membership grew considerably and more senior involvement was required due to the demand for junior netball Coaches and Umpires. All our Umpires and Coaches are home grown and come through the ranks.
Our senior squads have enjoyed huge success over the years playing netball at a high standard finishing in top spot in the Manchester Evening League on numerous occasions.
The junior section now boasts around 100 members and their achievements have been many, with the senior squads continuing to participate.
Of our original members back in the1970’s many are still involved in the club (all volunteers throughout the years) in various roles such as coaching or umpiring. Today the club also has several parents who kindly give their time to many of the official club duties which require attention including the building of our very own website.
On behalf of the club Julie and Carol would like to express their thanks and gratitude to all who have helped and continue to do so to make Charlestown the Great Club it is today.