I was recently brought in by England Netball to help deliver their 1621Netball, SHOTS 2018 event, via announcer, host & DJ services.
The idea behind the event is to support netball players during their time at university, those who my not necessarily be part of BUCS team. Therefore this format gives them a chance to compete in a competition.
Whilst the competition is slightly different from others, it still carries a ‘BUCS/Varsity theme’, combined with an engaging & fun atmosphere, which I was there to create.
Having one team returning to the court whilst dancing their routine to The Greatest Showman musical, it’s safe to say I think I managed that.
The event was also created to help with retention of netball participants, with post-university being one of the largest demographic ‘drop-off’ points for the sport. This was supported via further activities, competitions, sign-ups, etc; available on the day as part of #NetballNeverStops.
Along with myself conducting a live interview with Netball Superleague & England International player Razia Quashie, discussing her experiences & off-court aspects of the game, I.e. Training, finding a club, etc.
I throughly enjoyed my time at The Copperbox hosting SHOTS 2018, whilst working along the England Netball & 1621 Netball team.
I look forward to working the this brilliant sporting organisation again soon.