So, hopefully you have seen the competition we have been running on our Facebook page for netball sponsorship.
We have been totally blown away with the response, 100s of teams have entered (and to think we said we would be happy with 50 when we started!) and it has been an honour to go through all the applications, some truly inspiration women out there! So the whole of Team Attic sat down to go through the applications but we genuinely did struggle to pick just one so we thought, why not put it to the public vote!! You can cast your vote on our Facebook page until midnight Sunday 23rd June (only votes cast this way will count) and the winner will be announced soon after – depending on how many we have to count!
Before we tell you more about the finalists, here’s a little reminder of what is on offer for the winning team . . .
- Sponsored shirts/dresses
- Tickets to the netball world cup this coming July
- Exclusive Elsie’s Attic discount codes
- Regular features on our social media and website!
- The chance to take part in a team photo shoot
So who are our finalists, well we wanted to choose teams that encapsulate what Elsie’s Attic as a brand is about and we think with these epic, dynamic, strong and inspirational teams, we have done just that! In alphabetical order, the finalists, in their own words, are . . .
We are Arden Forest Netball Team which started out as a group of mums from the school playground
We’ve been going for the last 5 years and train every Thursday evening. We’ve worked our way up from the bottom of the league to this year winning our division and therefore moving up to a higher division next season.
Our dedication, commitment, personalities, and not only how we work together as a team on the pitch but off the pitch also, has seen us recruit new players from much higher divisions. Go us!!
We hold an annual quiz night, which has become very popular year on year, enabling us to purchase essential equipment needed. It’s seen our children come together, wanting to play the game too, which is just awesome.
For most of us it’s changed our lives, in one way or another. It’s gained strong friendships, seen some lose weight, have lots more energy, and for some it’s helped with their own mental health including post natal depression. As a group of mums it has made us all feel valued and most importantly we have found ourselves as individuals again.
To vote for Arden Forest, hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned post ‘Arden Forest’.
We are a group of midwives called ‘the baby catchers’ we have recently set up training for all health care professionals to get together and de-stress from work. We currently have about 25 members, some honorary midwives too! We meet Mondays to play netball, our coach Penny is a retired teacher who has played Netball for over 30 years, in her 70’s forced to retire due to her arthritic hands.
We are hoping to expand our training across our hospital as this group of women love playing and feel its made a massive difference to our working lives as well as our personal lives! We are mainly midwives who all work in different areas of the hospital, playing Netball has brought us together as a team.
We have one netball, its pink and a set of 2 bibs, bought from our personal finances, we have a logo that a kind graphic designer did for us for free, we hope to get dresses soon to look the part when we play!
Our team was recently mentioned on the BBC netball channel for our team name, we are very proud of our team and love how our team has been brought together.
To vote for Baby Catchers, hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned post ‘Baby Catchers’.
Brize Jets netball squad are part of Brize NC, a very small club made up of three senior teams and a junior set up. The Jets currently play in the South Region Div 2, having just been demoted from Div 1 ! The squad is made up primarily of serving RAF personnel and dependents and the club has been running since the Manager’s mum, formally an RAF PTI, set it up as an ‘RAF BRIZE WIVES’ club back in 1978!
We currently have zero funding or sponsorship and haven’t for many years. We buy our own kit, pay big club fees to cover our expenses and also cover travel costs which can see us drive 200 mile round trips for a match….not to mention return flights to Guernsey!!
We are a fun, lively and energetic bunch of girls, many of us juggling jobs and young families whilst our husbands are away for weeks/months at a time! There is no better way to pass the weeks until their return than taking to the court and playing the sport we love, with friends we have made for life!! We are each other’s BEST supporters!!
To vote for Brize Jets, hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned post ‘Brize Jets’.
We are a group of 40 years plus friends that have been playing together for 10 years plus now, we play in the Sandwich & Dover leagues in Kent, we are as strong as family & when we win we win together and when we lose we lose together! We go out to have fun and enjoy but we ultimately do like to WIN! We have won in both leagues before and haven’t been out of the top 3 for the past 5 years! We have been through weddings & losses of loved ones and IVF journeys and breast cancer and nothing has ever broken us! We would absolutely love to be sponsored by you!
To vote for Reevos, hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned post ‘Reevos’.