Today, Friday 3rd June, marks one year since the International Netball Federation rebranded to World Netball and launched its strategic plan to shape the future of the sport and drive positive impact around the globe.
The governing body’s renaming reflected the significant growth in awareness and development of netball over recent years and shone a light on the sport’s reputation for providing opportunities, creating communities and inspiring netballers.
The strategic plan revealed our three core strategies: To Grow, To Play and To Inspire, which are all underpinned by good governance.
We are thrilled with the response to our new brand and the strategic plan and thank our Members, Regions, partners, sponsors and our committees and technical panels for the part you played in their creation.
Since the launch we have made advancements with all three core strategies, including welcoming eight new Ambassadors to help inspire the next generation, announcing the return of the FAST5 Netball World Series to New Zealand and our intention to work with Netball Australia to create a compelling case for netball’s inclusion in the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games and also creating a Voice of the Athlete Working Group who have helped us begin our journey towards creating an Athletes Advisory Commission.
To celebrate our first year of growth as World Netball, we want you all to get involved and let us know what you have done this year to help grow, play or inspire through netball.
Have you played netball for the first time?
Has a match you’ve watched, played in or officiated left you feeling inspired?
Have you helped to grow our sport by coaching, umpiring or volunteering?
Have you attended your first live netball match?
Have you listened to, read, watched or created an inspiring netball podcast, article or video?
Have you set up a netball club?
Help us celebrate one year of World Netball by posting, tweeting or sharing your favourite netball memory from the last year on social media, tagging @WorldNetball on Twitter or Facebook and @WorldNetball_ on Instagram, and using the hashtag #OneWorldNetball.
Tell us about your memory through pictures, a video, a reel or simply a few words, but get creative because we will be picking five of you to win some World Netball merchandise when the competition ends in one month’s time on the 3rd July.
Let’s bring our netball family together, as one, as we turn one.