University staff netball team come 2nd in first tournament!

Last Tuesday. Derbyshire Police hosted a netball tournament to celebrate Women’s Sport Week; where our University staff team narrowly missed out to the hosts. 
Teams from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, EMAS and the University of Derby came together to champion women in sport. 
Women’s Sport Week is a national awareness week (during June) which provides an opportunity for everybody involved with playing, delivering, working in, volunteering or watching sport to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women’s sport across the UK. In the UK there are more men than women playing sport every week. Women are missing out on the physical, mental and well-being benefits of sport - this needs to change! 
Staff Networks Co-ordinator Bridie McHugh said; “It was a pleasure to arrange this tournament.  It proved to be a fantastic opportunity to bring together other likeminded women from the force, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, EMAS and the University of Derby.  
The event raised £150 for the Women in Sport Charity and reminded some of how much they enjoyed playing in a team sport, which is great.  Everyone involved said they enjoyed it, requesting this to now be an annual event!”
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