Founder, Head Coach

I am the shortest one…..

My name is Claire Cobden and I run Chichester Netball Club.

I have played netball my whole life and have taught netball as a PE teacher for the past 12 years. After having my first son I wanted to get back into netball but saw there was very little in the Chichester area. Having coached netball for a number of years and being a Level 2 UKCC Netball Coach, I took it upon myself to start up this club so more people like me can get back into netball and to help develop the young netball talent in the area. I now have 2 children, but sometimes CNC feels like a third :). My passion for netball has pushed me to keep growing the club and open it up to players, of all ages and abilities. I am thrilled that as of February 2024 we have over 250 junior members and 45 adults from League, Back to Netball and Walking Netball.

My aim for Chichester Netball Club is to give all players the opportunity to play netball, compete in fixtures appropriate for their level and ultimately, to have FUN! I am now working full time with the Club and have great plans for 2024 and beyond. I am so proud of the Club and our Members/parents. This really is the BEST job in the world.

My gorgeous boys