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

For weeks #wedNEWSday story we caught up with Issy, who is the Youth Lead on the Netball South West Regional Management Board. Issy is currently at university and is looking to create a Youth Working Group.

Issy said ‘Within my role at Netball South West, I have been looking to develop my role as Youth Representative, creating a team of committed and enthusiastic volunteers from across the region to support me in developing new ideas.

The youth group is going to be an extension from the board to really help understand what counties need in order to sustain our youth membership and how we can engage with more girls in providing the best possible netball experience.

Previously we have ran 2 Mental Wellbeing Workshops, a charity tournament along with the Goalden Globes and working with our local franchises. After the craziness of 2020 I think we have the opportunity to create even more opportunities within our communities to be able to sustain participation and support our young members.

Working with the board and some really remarkable individuals within my role has shown the impact that the board can have and I want to find young individuals who want to make a change in netball and have innovative ideas on how we can do this!’

The application form can be found on our website here and will remain there until the closing date on the 26th October. If you have any questions about the process or the role, please email Youth@netballsouthwest.co.uk

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)