Women are less likely than men to become active because of body image and competency fears, according to Sport England research.
Sport England has started a campaign called This Girl Can to help encourage more women to take up exercise.
It uses slogans such as "Sweating like a pig, feeling like a fox" and images of normal women enjoying sport.
"We want to tell the real story of women who exercise," said Sport England chief executive Jennie Price.
"They come in all shapes and sizes and all levels of ability."
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On Tuesday 27th January, Bar Lane Community Sports, Nottingham will be hosting a launch event for their new 7 aside NETS league.
The event is open to everyone all players/clubs/teams and will follow the timetable as highlighted below:
6:00-6:30pm: Arrival & Welcome
6:30-8:30pm: Welcome & Introduction to Nets
- Rotation of 9 minute 7 aside games
- 3+ games per team
8:30-9:00pm: Thank You & Opportunity to sign up to NETS League
- New league commencing Tuesday 10th February 2015
So that the day can be appropriately delivered and timetabled, please ensure that you complete and return the application form to the East Midlands Netball Office by Wednesday 21st January 2015.
East Midlands Netball, Netball Office, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also on the lookout for C Award+ Umpires to support the event and the league going forward; if you are interested, or know anyone that is, please contact the Regional Office for further discussions.
England Netball has an exciting, ambitious vision for the future - aspiring to be a top 10 participation sport, the first choice team sport for women & girls and number one in the world.
As a result of their partnership with Sport England, England Netball are building a high performing team to deliver community netball outcomes and have introduced several new posts.
If you share the commitment to increase participation in the game and improve the quality of the player experience - as well as the passion, energy and work ethic to deliver our targets - they want to hear from you!!
Click Read More below to view two new job vacancies! Please take your time reading the job description and advert, and if you think you are the person for the job! Download an application form and submit it before the closing date!
Brill nite at Nottingham City Councils Sports Awards Thursday 20th November
Congratulations to Ruth Pickthorn - Community Coach of the Year sponsored by Nottingham City Homes
The Improved Club of the Year award goes to Forest Bows and Arrows a Netball Club
Rosie Port from East Midlands Netball was awarded with the Service to Sport Award at this years Derbyshire Sports Awards!!
Donna Beckett won the Officiating Goalden Globe Award back in June at our Regional Celebration Event for her commitment to officiating not only in Derbyshire, but also across the whole of the East Midlands. The following September, Donna also went along to the star-studded National event held in Sheffield, where the theme was ‘Glitz and Glamour’. We are delighted to announce that whilst there, Donna also won the National Award! We think it is thoroughly well deserved and want to say huge 'well done' to Donna!
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Funding opportunities are always out there and a new guide to help you on your way is now available
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TFC play In the EN Premier League and are based in Loughborough. They are looking for a coach to support training and matches.
For further information and contact details, see their advert
England Netball have been shortlisted to feature in the Women In Sport 2015 calendar. We are one of 30 nominations and we need your help to make sure we secure a space in the calendar.
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Loughborough Lightning have today announced the welcome return of former England international Olivia Murphy to the coaching team, ahead of the 2015 Netball Superleague season.
Olivia has been appointed as assistant coach working alongside former England colleague and Loughborough graduate, Karen Atkinson, who was announced as new head coach in August.
Olivia, who graduated from the University in 1998, represented Loughborough Lightning in the first Netball Superleague back in 2006 initially as team captain, before moving on to become player-coach and coach.
During a six year period, Olivia helped the franchise to become an established top-four team and played in the 2009 Superleague final in which Lightning were narrowly defeated.
Speaking of her return Olivia Murphy said:
“Loughborough has been a very special place for myself and Karen. I hope we can create some more memories for everyone included in Lightning. It’s going to take some time and hard work but I look forward to the challenge!”
Karen and Olivia are legendary figures within the sport who have been awarded the accolade of Honorary Life Members by Netball England.
Both are former England captains and Loughborough team-mates, with over 200 international caps between them and medal winners at World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
With such a wealth of playing and coaching experience, Karen and Olivia are determined to turn around Lightning’s fortunes after a disappointing 2014 Superleague campaign.
Karen Atkinson, Loughborough Lightning head coach, said:
“I am extremely excited that Olivia will be joining me on the bench for the 2015 Netball Superleague season. She has been a fantastic ambassador for Lightning over the last few years as both a player and a coach. Her wealth of coaching knowledge will be invaluable. We had a fantastic playing relationship for Loughborough Students, Lightning and England and I am looking forward to developing that connection further as coaches.”
The fixtures for the 2015 Netball Superleague have been announced today with Lightning opening their season with a match against Celtic Dragons on 9th February.
Home fixtures and ticket details can be found on the Loughborough Lightning website
Nottingham Trent University are currently looking for a new Netball Head Coach for the coming BUCS season.
For full details see the vacancy which closes on 5th October. For further information contact Alessandro Barcherini, Competitive Sport Development Officer on 0115 848 3301, 07795 521644 or email@example.com