Over the last week, people have been using social media as a tool to get their netball fix.
The Netball Family have found innovative ways to stay connected during this time through shooting challenges, home workout tips and sharing positive stories online.
We have pulled together the best bits shared on social media from the last seven days.
Introducing the Virtual Netball Club
Whilst we can’t get on court, we’re taking membership online with the Virtual Netball Club.
From Vitality Roses workouts to live junior and senior training sessions, as well as Netball Natter with presenter Zara Buck, and so much more, there’s something for everyone.
Every Monday, we’ll send England Netball members a schedule of what you can expect to see at the VNC each day and week one went down an absolute treat – roll on week two!
Try the @EnglandNetball Virtual Netball Club with an extra special Vitality Rose 🌹 leading the online Fitness Session TOMORROW, Tuesday 26th May 2020:
The one, the only 🥁…
— Weston Park Blades (@WPBlades) May 25, 2020
— Marie Lithgo (@marie_lithgo) May 27, 2020
More sunshine = more netball in the garden
The sun has been shining and netballers across the country have continued to #TakeNetballHome.
From a mother (GA) and daughter (C) netball duo to pets even getting in on the action, players keep training to maintain their fitness and sharp skills ready for when it’s safe to return to court.
Family netball time – complete with an avid fan! 🐶
Who else is going to be out training in the garden this weekend? ☀️
— England Netball (at 🏡) (@EnglandNetball) May 30, 2020
Helen Housby school of shooting
The Vitality Roses are also working hard with Helen Housby coming up with a little invention for her shooting practice.
And she’s inspired an isolation shooting gang with a host of netballers giving her rebounder set-up a go.
Keep all your photos and videos coming in! If you’re looking for a netball rebounder, check out the England Netball Store.
First winner of ‘Any Dream We’ll Do’
We said ‘Any Dream We’ll Do’, you nominated fellow members and we delivered the first prize with a bit of help from the most capped Vitality Rose Jade Clarke.
Ellis Adamson, who is working on the front line at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust and is part of St Agnes Netball Club in Cornwall, was the inaugural winner of our ‘Any Dream We’ll Do’ initiative.
She was nominated by Hannah Turner and speaking about Ellis, Hannah said: “She is working with Covid patients with end of life care and despite seeing the worst, she always smile and keeps things positive. She has worked throughout lockdown but continues to motivate our members by posting fitness challenges and home workouts for us to participate in. How she finds the time I don’t know!”
— jade clarke (@jadeyclarke) May 19, 2020
Don’t forget to keep nominating any fellow members that inspire you as we’ll draw a new winner each week.
Officiating Net-Fix Shorts
England Netball’s Officiating department have set up a brand new initiative to help umpires stay active and engaged.
Officiating Net-Fix Shorts is a collection of weekly tasks and challenges which can be applied to any matches available to view online – check it out!
NEW!! Officiating Net-Fix Shorts!!
Weekly Umpiring tasks & challenges that you can apply to any match available online.
Once we return to on court action you will be able to put these techniques into practice!
More Info on FB ⬇️https://t.co/zqVBxvqNSb
And Watch Here ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/VOeX8TAzPk
— EN Officiating (@EN_Officiating) May 22, 2020
Make sure to return next week to see a comprehensive round-up of the most exciting netball content from the last week!