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

Last week, Netball South West hosted the first Sport, Physical Activity & Trans People: The Basic online Course which was successfully led by Gendered Intelligence. On the 16th April, 27 members ranging from Regional Management Board member, committee members & England Netball Staff.

This online course came about from County Chairs call in January, and since then there has been some behind the scenes conversations. Off the back of these we contacted Gendered Intelligence about putting a session for our members. Gendered Intelligence are a trans led charity working directly with some 500 young trans and gender questioning people from diverse backgrounds across the course of a year, primarily through our youth groups and 1:1 mentoring services (http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/) The session introduced the key ideas and information people need to know about trans inclusion within grassroots sport and physical activity settings. Allowing learners to understand what ‘trans’ means, crucial concepts to understanding trains people and legislation relating to trans identities.

We had some fantastic feedback about the session, with learners saying:

‘An excellent evening. From a base line of zero, I felt I learnt so much.’ & ‘This was one of the best training sessions I have ever been on, it really was so informative, but it was so engaging, and the time just flew.’

If you are interested in finding out more about Sport, Physcial Activity & Trans People or attending a future session then please let Laura in the Regional office know, on Southwest@englandnetball.co.uk so that you can be added for future contacts.

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)