I have been playing netball since the age of 11, when I was dragged kicking and screaming into the school team because of my height! Since then, I represented the county, and University, and was selected to play for the BPSU national team, played National League and was taught to shoot by the amazing Anne Sargeant while living in Sydney (Anne was the former captain of Australia).
On my return from Australia and enthused by the amount of social netball there, decided to set up Netball Fun League in 2009. It’s hard work, but so gratifying. Our Back to Netball program has been exceptionally successful in getting women back to playing the sport. Since September 2016 we have re-introduced over 200, many of which are now playing every week in our leagues.
In my spare time (not that I have too much) I like to get out and about with Nick in our caravan accompanied by our dog Hovis. I also love being a little bit “crafty” a bit of sewing, making things etc.
Getting women back to playing netball, some for the first time in many years is what drives me, makes me proud
I come from a marketing background and have over 20 years experience as a graphic designer in the retail sector. I must admit I never thought I would be involved running a social netball organisation… let alone playing the sport too. Have to say though, I have grown to love netball, have made some fabulous friends along the way and am proud of what we have achieved since our launch some 7 years ago. I am chiefly involved with the marketing / website side of the business but also umpire and play in matches every now and again.
I’m a bit of a musician in my spare time. I like to compose and record my own music at home. Love cooking, especially asian food. I also am a wedding photographer. Have been addicted to House of Cards/Sherlock/Mr Robot… only watched 10 mins of series 1 of Game of Thrones!
Like Bridget I love being involved in bringing people back to playing the sport or working with new teams/players on improving their game