ABOUT US

Netball West Midlands is at the centre of the region’s game, providing netball opportunities for all, forever. From grassroots to national level. Participate, partner us, get support.
Do snatch! Take it with both hands. Grasp our game. Embrace building friendships, skills and teamwork.

ABOUT THE Region

West Midlands Netball is one of the 9 Regional Units representing the sport across England. Working alongside our Netball Development Officers, County and Regional Management Board, we are a passionate, energises group of people from many disciplines, who develop and facilitate the delivery of all aspects of netball in the West Midlands.

We support clubs and players, officials, coaches and volunteers. We help people get back into netball and are working hard to make netball a game for life via the Regional Performance Pathway. We are here to increase enjoyment and participation, to raise the standard of netball, officiating and coaching from grassroots to national level in the 7 areas we govern – Birmingham, Hereford & Worcestershire, Staffordshire and South Staffordshire, Shropshire and the Black Country.

Teamwork, togetherness and inclusivity are key to our netball family, so please get involved! We’d love to hear your questions, suggestions and news. We are based in the Walsall Campus Sports Centre at the University of Wolverhampton. Get in touch with us, via our contact us page or engage with our social channels.

Let’s get this game on!

Rosa Dakin – Regional Co-ordinator
Tel: 01902 518752
Email: westmidlands@englandnetball.co.uk

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MEET THE BOARD

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Sally Bromley NEW
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Zena Johnston NEW
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Vacant Position
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Vacant Position

WEST MIDLANDS STAFF

Ruth Hughes
Shropshire Netball Development Officer
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Gemma Finney
Staffordshire and South Staffordshire NDO
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Lindsay Davies
NDO Herefordshire & Worcestershire
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Kate Woods
Warwickshire NDO and West Midlands Team Leader
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Lucy Heap
Netball Development Community Coach – Birmingham
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Zoe Stephenson
Netball Development Community Coach
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Rosa Dakin
West Midlands Regional Coordinator
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JOIN THE TEAM

West Midlands Netball is one hell of a squad! Join us and become part of the netball family in the heart of the country.

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COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

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JOIN OUR TEAM

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Kerrie Jones

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Sally Bromley

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Lyn Rowe

OCCUPATION  Company Director

COUNTY  Staffordshire

WHAT ROLE DO YOU HAVE ON THE BOARD  Comms lead

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ON THE BOARD  13yrs

WHAT IS YOUR NETBALL HIGHLIGHT  There can only be one moment to choose! The Commonwealth gams win!

QUALIFICATIONS  Level 2 coach, b umpire

BEST THING ABOUT NETBALL IN THE REGION  I love the inclusiveness of the netball and the competitive leagues are of such a high standard.

SUM UP NETBALL IN ONE WORD  Competitive

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Zena Johnston

OCCUPATION  Independent

COUNTY  Worcs

WHAT ROLE DO YOU HAVE ON THE BOARD  Regional Officiating Lead

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ON THE BOARD  New

WHAT IS YOUR NETBALL HIGHLIGHT  County player-numerous. Officiating-again numerous but first time Wembley features well

QUALIFICATIONS  A Award umpire, Assessor, Technical Official, Level 2 coach

BEST THING ABOUT NETBALL IN THE REGION  Inclusiveness on the widest scale

SUM UP NETBALL IN ONE WORD  Awesome

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Ruth Hughes

JOB TITLE  Shropshire NDO

CONTACT EMAIL  ruth.hughes@englandnetball.co.uk

SHORT BIO I have been with England Netball as the Shropshire NDO since September 2009, so for 12 years! Alongside my role as NDO I’m a mum to two amazing girls.

NETBALL POSITION  WD

NETBALL TEAM YOU SUPPORT  Severn Stars

FAVOURITE NETBALL MOMENT  Helen Housby’s final goal when England won gold in the Commonwealth Games.

NETBALL HERO  Shropshire County Netball Association- for all the time, effort and knowledge they put into Netball in Shropshire.

WHY YOU LOVE NETBALL  Team spirit and you can get fit whilst having fun.

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Gemma Finney

JOB TITLE  Staffordshire and South Staffordshire Netball Development Officer

CONTACT EMAIL  gemma.finney@englandnetball.co.uk

SHORT BIO I have been with England Netball as a development officer for 3 years previously working in the North West I made the transition this year to work in my home county of Staffordshire.

NETBALL POSITION  C / WD

NETBALL TEAM YOU SUPPORT  Wasps

FAVOURITE NETBALL MOMENT  England winning commonwealth gold and working on the fan park at the netball world cup!

NETBALL HERO  Serena Guthrie

WHY YOU LOVE NETBALL  It’s so much more than sport, it’s friendship it’s support it’s a family. Nothing makes me happier than seeing people smiling on court.

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Lindsay Davies

JOB TITLE  NDO Herefordshire & Worcestershire

CONTACT EMAIL  lindsay.davies@englandnetball.co.uk

SHORT BIO I am a Level 2 netball coach and stated working for England Netball in 2015. Alongside netball I also love walking, mountain biking and being outdoors. My dog Darcy joins me in all of these adventures too, although she hasn’t quite mastered netball yet!

NETBALL POSITION  GD/GK

NETBALL TEAM YOU SUPPORT  Loughborough and Bath… until they play each other, then I’m impartial!

FAVOURITE NETBALL MOMENT  2018 Commonwealth Games Gold medal

NETBALL HERO  Eboni Ursoro-Brown and Beth Cobden

WHY YOU LOVE NETBALL  It’s literally for anybody, you get to play with your best friends and meet so many amazing volunteers – what could be better?

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Kate Woods

JOB TITLE  Warwickshire Netball Development Officer and West Midlands Team Leader 

CONTACT EMAIL  kate.woods@englandnetball.co.uk

SHORT BIO I started with England Netball in 2013 as the West Midlands Regional Co-ordinator, after a year I progressed to NDO for Staffordshire and South Staffordshire, growing the game in these areas for several years. More recently I moved over to NDO of my home county, Warwickshire.

NETBALL POSITION  I play anywhere – apart from GA/GS

NETBALL TEAM YOU SUPPORT  Wasps

FAVOURITE NETBALL MOMENT  England winning the Commonwealth Games gold!

NETBALL HERO  Tracey Neville

WHY YOU LOVE NETBALL  I love the team comradery in netball, plus it’s a great way to stay fit while laughing and smiling your way through a session. I’d take netball with your friends over going to the gym any day.

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Lucy Heap

JOB TITLE  Netball Development Community Coach – Birmingham 

CONTACT EMAIL  lucy.heap@englandnetball.co.uk

SHORT BIO Whilst in my first year of University, I qualified as a Level 2 Netball coach and, alongside my degree and playing for the University teams, I coached netball at local primary schools. Prior to working as an NDCC, I was a Sports Coach teaching PE lessons in primary schools and running sports clubs during school holidays. It was such a rewarding job, but I could not miss the opportunity to work for England Netball.

NETBALL POSITION  GA

NETBALL TEAM YOU SUPPORT  NSW Giants in the Australian SSN, but in the VNSL it would have to be Saracens Mavericks

FAVOURITE NETBALL MOMENT  Like many others, England winning the Commonwealth Games gold is an unforgettable moment! But more personally, attending the Nations Cup 2020 in Nottingham with my netball club was a fab experience just before life got thrown upside down by COVID.

NETBALL HERO  Jo Harten

WHY YOU LOVE NETBALL  It is such a great social experience and gives me the opportunity to play the game I love with the team mates I love, whilst still having fun and keeping fit.

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Zoe Stephenson

JOB TITLE  Netball Development Community Coach

CONTACT EMAIL  zoe.stephenson@englandnetball.co.uk

SHORT BIO I have been working for England Netball for good few years as the Netball Development Community Coach for the Black Country. During this time, I have supported many ladies returning to netball for the first time in over 20, 30, 40 years. The smiles on their faces when they are back on the court throwing a ball with other ladies makes my job.

NETBALL POSITION  WA

NETBALL TEAM YOU SUPPORT  Severn Stars

FAVOURITE NETBALL MOMENT  England winning the Commonwealth Games gold, crying my eyes out on the sofa, while feeding my 5-month-old.

NETBALL HERO  Tracey Neville/Olivia Murphy

WHY YOU LOVE NETBALL  I have played netball for a long time now in many different stages of my life. Netball has always given me so much over the years; a chance to escape and be just me, chance to build fitness, an opportunity to see and chat to my mates, week in week out, and build a sense of family. You can’t play netball without mates or the netball family.

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Rosa Dakin

JOB TITLE  West Midlands Regional Coordinator 

CONTACT EMAIL  westmidlands@englandnetball.co.uk

SHORT BIO I have been working for England Netball since June 2021.

NETBALL POSITION  GK / GD

NETBALL TEAM YOU SUPPORT  Severn Stars or Wasps

FAVOURITE NETBALL MOMENT  The Vitality Roses winning Commonwealth Gold at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018, that last second goal from Helen Housby and the reaction from the commentators, players and coaching staff is something I’ll always remember.

NETBALL HERO  Karen Atkinson and Geva Mentor

WHY YOU LOVE NETBALL  I love being part of a team, uniting towards a common goal of playing well and winning. There is no better camaraderie than on a netball court.