The agreement will give netball players at grassroots and elite levels the chance to receive Army Leadership and Personal Development Training. In return, the British Army will have the opportunity to use England Netball’s first class training facilities and coaches at the England Netball Centre and outreach opportunities into the netball community.
Schools and Netball clubs who make it to national level tournaments will be invited to join training camps with coaches and players from England Netball and key leaders and trainers from the British Army.
Sergeant Nordia Masters, Captain of the British Army Netball Team said:
“As a former international player I am elated by this opportunity to work with England Netball and to engage with the best young netball players from across the UK”.
Duncan Capps, the General Officer Commanding Regional Command will mark the launch of the agreement on Sunday 20th January 2019 by presenting the ‘Best Player’ trophy after the culmination of the England v Australia match at the Copperbox at London’s Olympic Park. He said:
“England Netball demonstrate all the qualities of teamwork, determination and physical fitness that are also qualities hugely important to us in the Army. Sport and teamwork play a vital role in developing our people so we are very proud to build these links with the 2018 Team of the Year – England Netball.”
Joanna Sinclair, Commercial Director at England Netball said, “We share strong synergies, Netball is the ultimate team sport as no single player can go anywhere on court and the Army is the ultimate team career. Sport is also a huge part of the Army as it encourages teamwork, communication, physical fitness and commitment, which are all key elements required for netball.”