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

As netball starts to return, we’ve been super happy to welcome back lots of things that bring us joy… A return to a modified version of the game, a return to being able to throw a ball around… and the return of one of our team members! This week, the South West Team have welcomed back Gloucestershire Netball Development Officer, Rachel Bussey, from furlough.

When workplaces and schools closed, and we all went into the original lockdown period, Rachel had the almost impossible task of working from home and looking after her two small (adorable but very time-consuming!) children. Being able to be furloughed helped her with the very tricky juggling act but we’re very happy to say that, since schools have reopened, Rachel is back with us and raring to go to support Gloucestershire.

“It’s great being back working again… I’m only on day three but already feel like I haven’t been away!” says Rachel. “It’s an exciting time to get back in the saddle as we edge ever closer to returning fully to court. My thanks go to Kerry Brooks, Avon & Wiltshire’s Netball Development Officer, for covering Gloucestershire during my absence.”

Welcome back Rachel, and a big well done to Kerry too. Team South-West is back together!

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)