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

Black History Month, commemorated every October, is a national celebration that aims to promote and showcase Black contribution to British society. To celebrate the Black members of our Netball family in the South-West and beyond we have collated a few insightful discussions and documentaries below.

England Netball have some incredible interviews from some of the Black members of our Netballing community, who play a valuable part in making our sport what it is.

To watch and read these interviews, with people from all parts of the community from England Roses and Vitality Netball Superleague players to Walking Netball Hosts and coaches, click below to find out about their experiences with the sport.

Halimat Adio – Roses Future

Jodie Gibson – Vitality Rose

Janet Hills – Head Coach

Jean Hornsby – First Black netball player to represent England

Cherron Inko-Tariah – Back to Netballer

Jenny Thomas – Walking Netball Host

Jewel Uchegbu – Netball Development Officer

Marlene Wander – Vice Chair

Ebiso Whyte – Youth Netballer

Have you seen the Black Roses documentary yet? It’s an astonishing insight into the history of the history of the Black Roses. Led by Superleague Assistant Coach Camilla Buchanan, she explores how the Windrush Generation produced the first Black athletes to represent England in a red dress. Members of the Netball South-West team found it an insightful and poignant documentary and well worth a watch.


If you have a good news story that you would like to share please send your story and a picture to the South West Regional Coordinator (southwest@englandnetball.co.uk)