To mark International Women’s Day, this week we are celebrating five brilliant women who are part of the Netball Family and are encouraging the wider sporting community to challenge bias and negative perceptions in sport.
In a digital magazine, which you can access below, we’re highlighting five inspiring individuals and their netball journeys. Each story showcases their amazing achievements as well as challenges they’ve experienced and how they’ve overcome them.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias and we hope that through these stories, members of the Netball Family will feel inspired to challenge and break through barriers, continue to have honest conversations with teammates and the netball community and to speak up whenever they see bias or inequality.
Here is a preview of each of the individuals featured in our magazine:
- Kirsty Woodhouse – Officiating Secretary for West Yorkshire, Kirsty explains how the county’s Racial Equality Group came into creation
- Ziana Butt – Up and coming prospect Ziana explains how she is trying to encourage other young British Asian girls to take up netball
- Hannah McGregor – Hannah talks about neurodiverse representation in sport and the significance netball has on her life
- Halimat Adio – Vitality Roses and London Pulse player, Halimat discusses how she made it to the Superleague and her experience playing school netball
- Nordia Masters – British Army netballer, Nordia discusses how her life in the army shaped her netball experience
The Vitality Netball Superleague is also joining the call to #BreakTheBias by challenging the bias and stereotypes that exist in the sport and highlighting the power, strength and skill of the league’s incredible players.