Beth Dillon from Northants JM’s netball club was a volunteer at the recent England V Wales match on Sunday 14th December at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. Beth was not only a ball girl but was also selected to present ‘Geva Mentor’ with a momentum as part of her Geva achieving her 100 Caps for England.
Beth said "When I arrived I was taken to the volunteers room where I met all the other volunteers. It was a little daunting at first as they all came from the same netball club but they were all friendly. We had a tour of the arena and was taken to the courts where the event crew told us what we were doing and we had a rehearsal with the flags so we all knew where to go. The first game was England A v Scotland. I was ball girl for the whole match and really enjoyed it. As more people arrived the atmosphere built up and by the end of the match the crowd was buzzing. After the match The ballgirls all collected England's and Wales's bags from their changing rooms and took them to court side. I held the flags again and was ball girl for the first quarter then I sat in the front row for the rest of the game. When you are ball girl you are so close it is amazing but you have to remember not to get in the game as you need to be alert for whenever the ball goes off court. As I was not on ball patrol for the last quarter I was asked to present the momentum the players had made for Geva for her 100th cap! Overall the experience was amazing, I had a great time and will definitely volunteer again."