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!

We have new member of the South West Team, Lucy Higgins has come on board as the  Netball Development Officer for Cornwall, as maternity cover for Fern Noott. She will be working 2.5 days a week and focus on supporting the Cornwall Netball Management Board with increasing participation.

Lucy is born and raised in Cornwall and having played netball since primary school, she developed her passion for the sport when she moved to Australia. Lucy has continued to play right through to today, although currently recovering from an injury so her return to court is via Walking Netball. She plays for a local club, where she also helps to coach, umpire and do admin behind the scenes, and is very passionate about injury prevention and management in sport.

When Lucy isn’t playing, organising, watching or talking about netball (which isn’t very often), you can find her at the beach or in her other role as Deputy Editor at a wedding magazine!

Since starting her role, Lucy has said that she is ‘most looking forward to getting to talk, write and think about netball all day! I love the sport and am passionate about getting more people involved in it’

She thinks her biggest challenge will be ‘Learning to work in a new industry, having always worked in journalism until now. While I’m loving getting stuck in, I think there will forever be acronyms I don’t understand!’

This year Lucy’s favourite netball moment was a tough one to choose so she said ‘ -Starting up a Walking Netball session in Penzance, getting to know a great bunch of ladies, having a brilliant turn-out week after week, and winning our first ever Walking Netball festival! And Being at the Netball World Cup and watching Rachel Dunn take the court in the bronze medal match after lots of cheering and shouting from the crowd. Such a fab atmosphere, and I loved being in the presence of so many other netball nerds!’

Say Hi to Lucy if you get to see or speak to her and welcome to the team!

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