On Wednesday 15th March, over 40 ladies from local workplaces got back into netball together, as part of a local workplace health initiative; Workplace Challenge.
The two hour netball event was a reintroduction to the sport, with many of the participants not having played netball for many years. Taking place at Phoenix Sports & Leisure Centre, the evening was organised by Energize, in partnership with Shropshire’s Netball Development Officer (NDO), Ruth Hughes and supported by local netball coaches and the Energize Volunteer Academy.
Local organisations including FBC Manby Bowdler, Wrekin Housing Trust, Randlay Primary School and Shropshire Council, plus many more were represented on the evening.
Starting with a netball warm up, skills and a quick overview of the rules this prepared everyone for a round robin tournament. Between matches players could enter a #netballselfie competition, with Randlay Primary School and Wrekin Housing Trust going the extra mile to impress!
The team of Doreen’s Doris’s were the winners of the round robin matches, closely followed by the Randlay Rockettes and Ruyton Ravers.
Shropshire’s NDO and Energize will be working together to provide similar opportunities in the future. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a mailing list or like NDO Shropshire on Facebook to stay up to date with netballing opportunities.
The event was part of the Workplace Challenge ( http://www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/ ), participants could sign up as individuals or as part of a team with colleagues. Energize co-ordinate the Workplace Challenge, which is free to for individuals to sign up to if you work for an organisation in the County. This enables access to an activity tracker, event directory and workplace competitions which are co-ordinated by Energize. The next workplace event is ‘Swing for Bling’, a beginner golf programme, a great way to give golf a try to see if it could be an activity for you.