England Netball has hosted a Parliamentary Netball Day at Victoria Tower Gardens in London ahead of this summer’s World Cup, which runs in Liverpool from 12th-21st July.
The event was attended by MPs from Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, who tested their skills on a pop-up court in London. The day was set up as part of England Netball’s ‘Biggest Summer of Netball’ campaign, which seeks to empower and inspire women and girls to get active and try out netball.
Sky Sports has teamed up with some of the UK’s most talented athletes, to produce a trick-shot video that celebrates the skill and athleticism of women’s sport.
The video features high profile athletes, including international netball star Rachel Dunn, England cricketer Amy Jones, golf pro Annabel Dimmock, football freestyler Harriet Pavlou and netballer Ama Agbeze. Appearances from Sky Sports’ Jonny Nelson, GB snowboarder Aimee Fuller, as well as presenters Natalie Pinkham and Rachel Brookes are also included.
Vitality, the title sponsor of this year’s Netball World Cup in England, has launched #WeAreRising, a new campaign to celebrate the upcoming tournament.
The health and life insurance provider has teamed up with ENGINE Sport on the initiative, which is designed to stoke interest in the 16-team tournament and boost participation numbers in netball at all levels.
England netball captain Ama Agbeze and women’s golfer Georgia Hall have been made MBEs by the Queen in her Birthday Honours list.
Agbeze (pictured) led England to its first Commonwealth Games netball gold medal last year, while Hall won the Women’s British Open. Other sportspeople to have received MBEs include Scotland’s women’s football team Manager Shelley Kerr; Scotland men’s cricket captain Kyle Coetzer; former fencer and Olympic champion Gillian Donaldson; and golf broadcaster and journalist Ken Brown.
Ama Agbeze, the captain of England’s Commonwealth Games-winning netball team, has signed with thinkBeyond Talent.
The agency specialises in working with athletes that are conscious of their role in society and use their platform for social change. It will support Agbeze with her commercial and media partnerships, speaking, appearances, profile development, communications and CSR advisory.
All 60 matches from the tournament will also be available via a live stream on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel...
England Netball, fresh from its success at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2019 last week, has entered into a partnership with high-street retailer Oasis ahead of this year’s Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool.
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The organisers of this year’s Netball World Cup and the 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2021) have signed a partnership agreement, outlining plans to collaborate on initiatives ranging from volunteering and recruitment through to legacy schemes and marketing strategies.
The two parties have claimed that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will enable regular knowledge-sharing sessions, represents the first such arrangement between two major sports events.
The Vitality Roses’ gold medal win at the 2018 Commonwealth Games has inspired more than 130,700 people in England to take up or play more netball, according to new figures.
The data from a YouGov survey commissioned on behalf of England Netball, has been released to mark the one-year anniversary of the victory, which was watched by 1.8 million on the BBC.
Meanwhile England Netball’s annual Big Netball Conversation survey found that 80% of those involved in Back to Netball since the Games were new to the national governing body’s flagship participation programme.
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