England Netball released a statement on Monday with the update information on the annoucement of the new membership. Please read below:

For every day that  we’ve  been kept apart from our teammates and the incredible game we all  love, we have been dreaming of the day that we can celebrate being together again.

We have now started to see the gradual return of  some community sports and are confident that  netball’s comeback is nearing. Having submitted our action plan to Government, we are simply waiting for the green light to allow us to step back out on court and play netball in some shape or form again.

Whilst we wait with bated breath, we are doing everything we can to ensure that netball regains its momentum and the success we were all enjoying before the crisis began; from gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a home Vitality Netball World Cup, record crowds at all netball events and more women and girls stepping on court across the country than ever before!

With your help, netball will emerge stronger from this, we’re sure of it. But we can’t do it alone. As a not-for-profit membership organisation, we are extremely proud to put every penny earned back into the game, but sadly, the financial strain caused by the pandemic has placed considerable pressure on the sport we all love. There has never been a more important time for us all to rally together and collectively help netball #RiseAgain.

Join the #RiseAgain movement and pledge your support  

The #RiseAgain movement is a call for people to sign up to 2020/21 membership to help safeguard netball’s future and to enjoy a range of benefits.

We ask that where possible you pledge the full price of membership to help your sport through these uncertain times and join the #RiseAgain movement. For those who choose to pay the full membership fee between 3 August and 30 September 2020, we want to say thank you in a unique way; we will print your name on the court for the next Vitality Roses home international series to proudly show all of the names of those members who came together to help netball #RiseAgain. Terms and conditions apply.

However, we recognise that some members of our Netball Family have also suffered financial hardship this year, so for that reason, we want to offer an optional 30% discount* (payable against the national element of membership) to those who need it, to ensure everyone who wants to, can enjoy our sport. If you choose to, simply use code RISE2020 before 30 September 2020 at checkout, in the promotional code field.

If you’re an existing member, please check your email as you will have been sent a link that you can use to renew your 2020/21 membership.

If you’re not a current member and are interested in learning more, please click here.

Thank you 

We can’t thank the Netball Family enough for your continued support and patience during these difficult times. You have truly demonstrated that netball is more than just a sport. Without our members and your continued dedication and loyalty, the sport would not have achieved its recent success.

*Excludes Social & Supporting membership and all group memberships, including region, county, secondary school and college / university.  The discount is available from 3 August – 30 September 2020. The discount can only be applied at point of purchase, and cannot be applied retrospectively to members who choose to pay in full.