World Netball (WN) has today released its 2021 Annual Report.
The World Netball Annual Report contains a message from the President, Liz Nicholl CBE, as well as reports from CEO Clare Briegal and Finance Director Ann Tod.
The report recognises the importance of volunteers to the sport, with World Netball CEO Clare Briegal saying: “Every year World Netball sets out an operational plan and budget built in consultation with our workforce, including staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly on our committees, technical panels and working groups.
“Each year WN’s workforce has grown, and I thank all those involved for their commitment and dedication.”
2021 was a challenging year for the Netball Family, with the unprecedented impact of COVID-19.
World Netball President Liz Nicholl CBE is proud of how the Netball Family has overcome the challenges, and in her message commented: “In 2021 our Netball community was, once again, presented with significant challenges due to the ongoing constraints of the global pandemic.
“I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge in particular the disappointment for event hosts, athletes and other participants who missed out on championships, domestic leagues and test series that were cancelled in 2021 including our own Netball World Youth Cup which was due to take place in Suva, Fiji.
“Over the year, and against the odds, a number of our National Federations managed to forge a way through the immense challenges to host some national and international fixtures. Congratulations and thanks to those individuals and teams that managed the events so responsibly, showing resilience, commitment, and care for all involved.
“Those able to attend or watch remotely will have done so with a feeling of great joy…
“Let’s look forward to 2022 and beyond with optimism. Let’s GROW, let’s PLAY and let’s INSPIRE.”
To read the full report, please click here.