Physiotherapist Catherine Gee is organising a charity netball tournament.
She would love for all professions to get involved, men and women, across all sites!
It would be a great way to integrate teams, get fit and have fun, all whilst raising money for our Trust charity. Women's netball is on a real roll at the moment with the national "Roses" team winning bronze in the World Cup in Liverpool last year - see attached - and the year before we were Commonwealth champions.
She says: "Please don't be put off if you haven't played netball before. All teams will get a pack once entered to briefly explain how to play and the simple rules".
Catherine has been playing since she was 10 despite once breaking her elbow in a match.
She said: "I've played netball since I was 10 (I'm 26 now). I got into it at primary school and then joined a club when I was 12, and played for various teams ever since. I moved to Huddersfield last year so have been playing for a club called Kelly's Heroes in the Huddersfield league.
"Over the past 16 years I've fought to win difficult leagues, I've helped develop lower level teams and I've captained my university team. I guess my most memorable moment would be breaking my elbow during a game. I landed directly on it and had to have three ops over four months. I was told I wouldn't play netball again but I actually was back playing in between my surgeries! Very little would stop me playing...
"And for those who have ever thought about taking up the sport...Netball is a fun, easy to learn sport. There are so many leagues in the west Yorkshire area, of various levels. They do back to netball leagues too for people who have never played before or not for a long time.
Being part of a team is amazing, netball is a very sociable sport - your team become some of your closest friends. Its not an expensive sport either and is always fairly local. It's fun, there's no pressure, the different position require different skills so you're likely to find a position you fit in to."
Information about the tournament:
- Mixed gender
- All abilities welcome
- At least 7 players per team
- Sunday 15th March 2020 - 10am to 2pm at Moor End Academy, Dryclough Rd, Huddersfield HD4 5JA
- £5 per player going to CHFT Charity (after the cost of the court is deducted)
If you are wanting to enter a team please send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a team name by Friday 21st Feb. Likewise if you want to play but don't have a team sorted, let me know and I can add you to a team.