Gli organi di governo del Netball in Inghilterra, Irlanda del Nord, Scozia e Galles si sono riuniti per lanciare un’iniziativa congiunta, volta a proteggere la longevità dello sport e a rendere nuovamente attive donne e ragazze in tutto il Regno Unito.  

Nel tentativo di affrontare le sfide create per lo sport dalla pandemia di coronavirus, è stata lanciata questa nuova campagna #TogetherWeAreNetball per incoraggiare i membri a rinnovare la loro iscrizione per la stagione 2020/21.

Secondo alcuni rumors, l’idea è stata creata da Welsh Netball, ed è la prima volta che le quattro nazioni hanno collaborato a una campagna del genere.  

The netball governing bodies across the UK have been working tirelessly since March to keep the Netball Family safe, informed and engaged. We have worked collaboratively to ensure that our members are able to return to court safely, in line with our return to netball roadmaps and respective Government guidelines. We have consulted our  members, obtained the latest medical and scientific advice and placed an emphasis on regular, clear communication throughout this crisis. This unprecedented challenge has also presented us with a wealth of new digital opportunities, and the Netball Family has united like never before. Plus, thanks to the International Netball Federation and Netball Europe via their COVID-19 relief fund, they have enabled us to bring this collaborative vision to life. Their support and that of our community is vital to protect the future of our game and ensure that we survive and emerge stronger than ever, because #TogetherWeAreNetball.

Sarah Jones – CEO Welsh Netball

To have all four nations coming together in support of this initiative is monumental. It shows what netball is all about and how much this sport matters to us all. None of us could have anticipated the impact COVID-19 would have and the pressures it would put our sport under but we are doing all we can to protect it. By collaborating on this initiative we can tap into each other’s resources, speak to a bigger audience and demonstrate how this sport can connect us all, even during difficult times. At England Netball, we not so long ago launched an individual campaign called #RiseAgain based on membership and  this initiative with the home nations is a great extension of that, bringing not only England based netballers together but the whole of the UK. I hope our members will get behind us in supporting #TogetherWeAreNetball because the future of netball is in their hands.

Fran Connolly – CEO of England Netball