Mother's Day: Mum and daughter stories from the Netball Family

Spending time being active together provides a valuable opportunity for daughters and their mum/mother-figure to discover the joy, fun and wellbeing benefits of exercise.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, here are a selection of stories from across the Netball Family…

Phoenix mums and daughters

First published 2021

Google Ad Manager – MPU – In Article

We previously played in adult (mums) and junior (daughters) teams then started our own netball team ‘Phoenix’.

When playing as Phoenix, we found we had gaps in our team, either due to injury or maternity leave, so our daughters filled in.

We soon became a team that almost always had at least two mum/daughter pairings in each game. It hasn’t been uncommon to have three pairings playing in a game.

Montana Brown and Sarah

First published 2021

As part of the #TimeTogether campaign, Montana Brown and her mum Sarah sat down with Women In Sport’s Head of Engagement and Communications Wendy Hawk.

They shared their love of netball, stories of playing in the garden together and all the benefits of being involved, including fun, friendships and fitness.

Caitlyn-Jaye and Carey

First published 2021

CJ: Being involved in netball together has brought us closer together because we are able to share the same passion. 

Carey: We laugh a lot more and it makes us both a lot happier. The impact on our relationship has been a massively positive one. We play at the same club, not in the same team, but we love sharing our netball stories and being on this journey together now. 

Anita, Izzy, Eliza and Amelia – Norfolk United

First published 2020

Having played netball at county level at school, Anita Barclay was also a member of the England Lacrosse squad in 1983-1984. She continued to take a keen interest in keeping fit but didn’t take up netball again until eight years ago – when her eldest daughter, Izzy, joined Norfolk United Netball Club. Now, at 52, she and all three of her daughters are members of the club.

For mums and daughters interested in taking part in netball, Back to Netball is a fun and friendly (re-)introduction to the sport. More than 110,000 women and girls of all ages and levels of experience have already (re-)discovered their love for the game and realised the many benefits of getting involved.

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