​How We Support Dunmow Crests Netball Club

Out There Sports is proud to supply and sponsor Dunmow Crests Netball Club. We worked closely with the club to design custom sublimated Gilbert Netball dresses which help them to stand out from the opposition, whilst maintaining a professional style. We also supply them with personalised hoodies, waterproofs and training tops.

Since 2017 members of the club form a team that travel to Costa Brava in Spain and participate in a netball tournament. Clubs from all over the UK and Europe play in this event and it is a highlight of the netball year for those that attend. We have helped each year to supply them with personalised 'tour tops' for the club.

​About The Club

Dunmow Crests Netball Club was founded in April 2012 by Claire Smith. ‘After being told by friends and family to start my own netball club for sometime, I finally did it and we had our first training session on Monday 24th April 2012’.

We are a friendly club and welcome all abilities, our training sessions are fun whilst also helping us to improve our game. We currently have in excess of 50 members, with a mix of abilities. 2014 saw an increase in younger members 16+ joining which is great for the future of the club! I am pleased to say that in 2015/16 season we had even more young girls join the club, from 14 and older. We now have 3 pairs of Mums and Daughters playing for Crests!

In September 2012 we entered our first team into the Chelmsford and District netball league. We entered at Division 10 and had a positive start to the competitive game, we gained promotion to division 9 in our first season!

September 2013 saw Crests increase our competitive teams by entering 3 teams into the league. Due to continued growth we then entered a 4th team in Sept 2014. In September 2015 we changed the teams around a bit which resulted in Crests Academy being formed. This team is mainly for the younger girls in the club and they had an outstanding season 16/17, finishing unbeaten and being promoted from division 12 to division 9!

In 2016 OTS  merged with Crests which resulted in there being 5 teams in the club. This gives members even more opportunity to play Netball! OTS play in the Harlow winter league and Stansted summer, whilst the other 4 teams remain playing in the Chelmsford & District league.

September 2017 we have entered a 5th team, Crests Green, into Chelmsford and District in division 13 as well as linking up with Dunmow Star to form Crests Star who play in division 2.

There are now 7 netball teams that come under the Crests name.

We are all competitive when we play our matches but most of all we agree that it must be fun!

In 2015 Out There Sports became our main supplier of kit. We are happy to be working with a local company and hope this relationship will grow with the club.

We have 3 coaches within the club who work on a rotational basis providing us with 2 coaches at most of our training sessions.

We welcome newcomers regardless of experience. During the 2019/20 winter league, the club saw an unprecedented number of injuries that resulted in the withdrawal of one team from the league. However, when one door closes - another opens! And these injuries opened spaces for new members to join who are thoroughly enjoying the clubs team spirit.

With our range of teams, we are sure to have to a team that suits everyone regardless of your netball ability.

Out There Sports provides kit for Dunmow Crests which can be browsed online. Don't forget to check out our other netball apparel on our website, or in store! All members of Dunmow Crests Netball club receive a 10% discount in store.


Claire Smith (Captain): enquiries@dunmowcrests.co.uk / 07595 949 441​​​​