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.
7,000 goals in seven days
Without opportunities to be competitive on court at the moment, netballers have instead been competing against themselves at home or in the garden through a variety of challenges.
Harriet [pictured in the main image] set herself the challenge of scoring 7,000 goals in just seven days.
At the end of the fourth day, she was over halfway to her target having scored 4,427 in total and that included her slotting in 1,668 alone in one day – what an incredible effort!
Vitality Roses inspiring others
Training (albeit it different to usual) has continued for the Vitality Roses over the last few weeks.
George Fisher took on and smashed the Nike Living Room Cup Baseline Blitz challenge this week, and inspired Laurel Park Netball Club to give it a go!
Today’s daily challenge was inspired by @GeorginaFisher4 Baseline Blitz Challenge🦘🖤❤️#StayAtHomeChallenge #thisgirlcan #blackandred #BeActive #lovenetball #NetballFamily #IsolationLife #UKlockdown #StayAtHome pic.twitter.com/119aDaNcEs
— Laurel Park Netball Club (@LaurelPark_NC) May 15, 2020
If you haven’t seen the Baseline Blitz challenge, take a look over on Instagram then have a go and send us any photos / videos of your best efforts – we’re @englandnetball on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!
Meanwhile, Jodie Gibson unexpectedly found herself with a new (socially distanced) training partner to keep her on her toes while completing a sprint session!
Had a new run buddy this morning for my sprint session. As I was running this boy about 10 yrs old set up his ball as a cone to sprints with me from a distance when I realised what he had done I got him involved with my session from a distance. It really made my morning☺👟
— Jodie Gibson (@Jodiegibsonx) May 16, 2020
Sasha and Kadeen Corbin set a challenge of a different kind when they were at it once again showcasing their slick moves – if TikTok was made for anyone, it’s undoubtedly the Corbin sisters!
There have been some fantastic versions shared on social media of the Netball Family copying their moves.
This wasn’t the only netball dance challenge set this week with Eliza also challenging the Netball Family to incorporate a ball into the Men In Black Women In Red dance.
Virtual Wiggle & Giggle a roaring success
To celebrate National Walking Month, The Biggest Virtual Wiggle & Giggle took place on Thursday 14th May.
Whether they were in the living room or in the garden, lots of netballers joined the virtual session hosted by the wonderful Ruth and some even convinced everyone in their house to get involved.
There was lots of chatter during the session and afterwards, an array of positive comments – the equivalent to participants’ smiling faces at sessions – filled social media.
— Mrs Hodge (@hodge_jo) May 14, 2020
“Only came to look as I was a bit tired, but can’t resist joining in. Great fun!”
Some people even asked if it could happen every week!
If you missed the session or just fancy giving it another go, then head over to YouTube where the video is still available.
Spreading happiness and hope
Despite not being able to get on court right now, one day there will come a time when we can all lace up our trainers and reunite with our amazing teammates.
Until then we want to try and bring a little bit of happiness and hope to the Netball Family with our exciting new initiative ‘Any Dream We’ll Do.’
So, all you need to do is nominate a fellow member or group of members, tell us why they would be a worthy winner and most importantly, what you think their netball dream would be.
🤩 Do you know someone in the Netball Family who is a key worker? An amazing fundraiser? An all-round inspiration?
Nominate your fellow members and make their netball dreams come true ✨
— England Netball (at 🏡) (@EnglandNetball) May 11, 2020
Members will have received an email from England Netball with details on how to nominate someone. Please see the full terms and conditions here.
Netball limericks galore
Some of the England Netball regional team showcased their creative talents on Tuesday 12th May and had fun writing netball-related limericks in honour of National Limerick Day.
The London and South East Region Instagram account’s limerick even got a Vitality Rose seal of approval from shooter Eleanor Cardwell.
Fast5 fun fills Facebook
Described as a “great netball fix”, fans were treated to a full repeat of the 2018 Fast5 All-Stars Championship on Facebook over the weekend.
With Vitality Roses, All-Stars, Power Plays, long bombs, that Saracens Mavericks swimming entrance and a proposal, it had it all and you can watch it (again) here.
Make sure to return next week to see a comprehensive round-up of the most exciting netball content from the last week!