Each week we bring you a good news story from across the South West as part of our wedNEWSday articles.

However this week is slightly different, we are giving a warm welcome to Issy Farrell who has become the Youth Representative on the South West Regional Management Board, making her the youngest member.

Here is a little bit more about Issy:

She is originally from Gloucestershire, currently studying PE & Sports Studies at the University of Worcester with the aim of becoming a secondary school teacher. She plays for both the university team in Worcester, last season playing within the 3rd squad and currently plays at Hucclecote Netball Club in Division 1. She also coaches the U13 section at Hucclecote with a brilliant bunch of girls keen to learn. Her other sporting love is hockey where she plays for a local team and once played for England!

Issy’s main aim with the role is to get as many young girls as possible enthused by the sport and wanting to participate in it. Within this role she wants to offer a range of opportunities that will both attract and sustain our numbers within the South West to find a love for netball.

Issy has said ‘I’m so excited to begin my time as youth rep because I want to be able to get involved through a hands on approach by tackling some of the issues within the county and being able to make a difference to south west netball’

If you would like to know more about Issy’s role or have any more questions for her, then please do not hesitate to contact her on: youth@netballsouthwest.co.uk

Each week we will be updating you on a good news story from the South West as part of our new wedNEWSday articles. If you have a good news story that you would like to share please send your story and a picture to Laura Woodruff (southwest@englandnetball.co.uk)