Our Netball Family is the official podcast brought to you by World Netball, the sole international governing body for netball. Join our host, Sophie Reynolds, as she speaks to different members of ’Our Netball Family’, to find out more about the roles they play on and off the court in helping World Netball achieve its three core strategies: To Grow, To Play and To Inspire.
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Joan Smit: Captaining Namibia’s first netball team after independence, working as World Netball’s Africa Regional Development Manager & much more!
This episode, World Netball’s Africa Regional Development Manager Joan Smit, discusses the importance of netball to her growing up, her experiences captaining Namibia’s first netball team following their independence, and her journey to working for World Netball as well as what her job entails now. Joan also reflects on the growth of netball within Africa, and the importance of the Netball World Cup 2023 being in Cape Town, South Africa.
Ian Holloway: Birmingham 2022, the importance of volunteers & working in events management
In this episode of Our Netball Family, Birmingham 2022 (B2022) Technical Delegate, Ian Holloway, discusses the highs and lows of his B2022 experience, the importance of volunteers and his journey in events management right up until his role now with World Netball member’s, England Netball. We also hear from some of the fantastic volunteers that made the Commonwealth Games a success!
Liz Nicholl CBE: Journey to becoming World Netball President
In the first episode of Our Netball Family, World Netball President Liz Nicholl CBE discusses her journey in netball, from playing for Wales Netball, to becoming CEO of England Netball and now President of World Netball. The former UK Sport CEO, shares her aspirations for the future of netball, as well as her advice to those wanting to get involved in sports administration and governance.
Our Netball Family Trailer
Welcome to ’Our Netball Family’! This is the official podcast brought to your by World Netball, the sole international governing body for netball. Make sure you subscribe because the first episode, with World Netball President Liz Nicholl CBE, is coming soon...