We’re proud to announce our latest netball sponsorship deal with Sisters n Sport, a netball specific coaching provider and organisers of the National Netball Cup for Schools.
Sisters n Sport was founded by sisters Victoria & Jennifer and provide high quality netball coaching for children aged 4-15 years of all abilities. They aim to make netball fun and accessible, and to improve the skill levels of all participants, in a safe, nurturing and structured environment along with the delivery of their expert coaching programmes to inspire and motivate.
In 2018, Sisters n Sport launched the National Netball Cup for Schools to give girls more opportunity to compete and for them to showcase their skills with their teammates. The competition saw over 300 teams from more than 125 schools compete across 7 age grades.
And for the first time, in 2019, the competition will be open to specific age grade school teams from Scotland and Wales too.
Netball is enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity in the UK with a 44% increase in grass roots participation reported in 2018. Following the success of the Vitality Roses at last year’s Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast, and two category wins in BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year for Sporting Moment and Team of the Year, England Netball report that over 130,000 women and girls have taken up the sport since the gold medal win last April.
Sisters n Sport co-founder Victoria Knight said:
“Our goal at Sisters n Sport is for children to leave our programmes not only with new skills, but also great friendships and memorable experiences. When we looked at the tours inspiresport create for young players, it was easy to see the similarities between the two organisations. We’re looking forward to working with the inspiresport team in what is a huge year for our National Netball Cup for Schools.”
Steve Butchart, CEO at inspiresport said:
“We’re excited to be working with Sisters N Sport over the next 3 years to help cement our position as the leading provider of netball sports development tours. Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of netball enquiries from school and youth teams across the country – it’s now our second biggest enquiry after football. The team at Sisters n Sport provide a perfect combination of top-class competition whilst keeping coaching fun and fresh for the new generation of netballers. Working with UK Netball Super League coaches and players, Sisters n Sport delivers on our mission to provide fantastic netball experiences for girls in the UK.”