A few weeks ago, Eriona, a young coach at Pro Touch Academy came up with brilliant idea – a national day of thanks on 4 July to celebrate everyone who has helped us to get through this past year.
Some of Britain’s biggest sporting bodies and best loved sport stars are coming together to say thank you to the army of fans, grassroots volunteers and support workers who have helped sports keep going throughout the last 18 months.
Tim Hollingsworth, CEO at Sport England, said: “Sporting clubs and organisations across the country are part of the fabric of our society and play a vital part in bringing communities together. This has never been more obvious, or more needed, than during the pandemic.
“Thank You Day is a wonderful chance for us all to come together through playing sport and being physically active to recognise this and to say thank you to each other.”
If you’re holding a training session or match on 4 July, why not do three cheers/thank yous to celebrate those individuals and groups who have supported you. You could also create a personalised thank you graphic for a volunteer or volunteers.
However you choose to say thank you, we’d love to hear about it! Share your messages, photos and videos on social media tagging @englandnetball.
Don’t forget that you can also share a story or stories about the people you’re proud to know via The Huddle, our brand-new feature in the Virtual Netball Club.
Awe-inspiring charity fundraiser? Innovating to grow the game? Breaking barriers and connecting communities? Whatever it may be, we want to hear about it because your stories are what makes netball so special. Share the stories of people who inspire you here.
We would like to thank you all for your continued commitment to the game, for your unwavering support and ongoing patience.
We are extremely grateful for all the time and effort that has been put into getting netball back and to helping the Netball Family – 89,000 members strong – stay connected in these uncertain times.