As part of the pre-match fun, netball was invited and to represent it we ran some sessions to get people young and old to “have a go” and promote just what our game is all about. Loughborough Lightning star, Lauren Nicholl, Val Kindred, Leicestershire’s County Development Officer, Jo Stephenson, Umpiring Secretary for East Midlands Region and Leicestershire County and Melissa Croxall of TFC Netball Club gave up their time and turned out in force to showcase the sport. They attracted no less than 60 people both male and female ranging from 3 to 72 years young over course of the afternoon.
Winners left with a medal and a spring in their step and perhaps a little more interest and appreciation of the game. Even though the highlight of the afternoon was seeing all the smiles, laughter and enjoyment on the faces of those taking part, the biggest grin must have been reserved for Jo when she managed a photo with Oliver Phelps and was just a little star struck!