Each week we bring you a good news story from across the South West as part of our wedNEWSday articles. Make sure you check out our website each week to keep up to date and if you have a great story let us know using the details below!

Helen Jones was our winner of the Netball Summer competition that Netball South West ran, read her story here:

‘Well, what can I say, other than what a summer of netball that has been enjoyed by all and inspired many.

Firstly both teams I play for, got promoted (not entirely sure this was anything to do with me as sometimes I catch the ball with my face  🤣 ). I’ve gone to work with that many different bruises at times, I’ve been pulled aside and asked if everything was OK at home. #netballproblems.

Then the Netball World Cup. I booked it all off work. As I was breaking up, work colleagues: ‘enjoy your leave… you going anywhere nice?’ (As they’re talking about all the lovely hot destinations they’re going to)

Me: ‘er yea…. it’s the Vitality Netball World Cup, two weekends in Liverpool and then the week days in a full netball coma watching as many games as possible, with the massive snack box prepared next to me and England flag face paint!. Work colleagues : 🙄 ‘oh ok… errrr.. have fun’

Firstly a surprise hen do for my friend. Apartment booked and off we went on our road trip to Liverpool. Amazing outfits for the hen, dressed as a wasp the first day (Go WASPS). What a secret to keep for a year of booking the tickets. Amazing time at both England games on the Saturday and Sunday.

A week of watching as many games as possible and eating the contents of the snack box. 🍫🍿🍭🍰

Then another weekend away with my netball team. Absolutely gutted we lost, lots of 😢. But then watching the final, wow, feeling inspired (to try and catch the ball properly!) and to have that faith in myself to make a difference. Amazing memories made with my netball family.

By chance I met these incredible group of ladies, by luck they became my friends. Netball is about bringing people together from all backgrounds, as individuals we couldn’t be more different, but with a love for the sport. Bring on the winter season. Fast5 tickets booked, Super league in Jan and Commonwealth in 3 years!’

What a story about a netball summer and we hope you have enjoyed your netball summer as much as Helen.

If you would like to be featured as our wedNEWSday story then please send your good news story, plus a photo, to Laura Woodruff (southwest@englandnetball.co.uk)