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Grassroots sport, fitness and leisure facilities are facing collapse due to COVID-19.

In light of the recently announced second national lockdown which will bring another full closure of grassroots sport, fitness and leisure, without emergency Government support (like that given to the arts sector) community sport and physical activity faces a bleak future that will be difficult to recover from, impacting the nation’s physical and mental health and damaging Britain’s ability to bounce back from this pandemic.

At England Netball we want to do all we can to ensure that netball, grassroots sport and leisure facilities #RiseAgain and the public can continue to benefit from the activities they love when we emerge from these difficult times.

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That’s why we are supporting the Sports Recovery Fund petition which calls on the Government to instigate emergency support to ensure sport clubs, fitness and leisure facilities – the lifeblood of communities across the nation – can remain open and survive the ongoing difficulties of this pandemic.

Recent research shows that leisure facilities are both safe and essential in leading the nation’s recovery from COVID-19. We want to ensure community facilities are re-opened as soon as possible so that we can provide the opportunities for every single person to become fitter and healthier to combat the pandemic and to continue to enjoy netball again.

Join us and support this cross sport petition to save grassroots sport, fitness and leisure by signing the public petition here and sharing via your social channels using #SaveOurSports

Thank you to the whole Netball Family for your continued support during these times. We will continue to do all we can to fight for the sport we all love and to ensure we #RiseAgain.

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