September is Alopecia Awareness Month.
Alice Austin, 31, has alopecia areata, which causes patchy hair loss and started losing her hair at five years old.
By nine, she was completely bald and was bullied at school as a result.
The mum, from Nottingham, said she wants to be a positive role model for her daughter by not hiding her bald head.
She said joining the group, Back to Netball, boosted her confidence after she decided to play without her wig.
Here Alice shares her story…
Alice’s story was originally shared by the BBC on 7th February 2019.
Read more about netball moving to stage 4a of the revised community roadmap here.