Kent Unicorns, a netball team made up of University of Kent staff get ready for their next season in the Thanet District Netball League which starts this month.
Sponsored by Kent Sport, the team are made up of staff from across the university and have been together since 2017.
Following the successful introduction of Netball in the VC Cup, Sport Development introduced netball coaching sessions for staff to help those get ‘Back to Netball’. As regulars to training, the team took up the opportunity to participate in the local league to improve their practice and gain further match play. The team have gone from strength to strength. Friendly games returned this summer to get teams active after months of lockdown. Their first match of the new season resulted in a win for the Kent Unicorns, and two of its team earning both Best Attack and Best Defence of the match.
Team Captain, Ali Webster (Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager), says ‘the pandemic has presented many challenges for everybody over the last eighteen months, but I’ve been delighted with the team’s resilience and ability to find ways to support each other throughout. We have already started practicing as a team again and I am excited to play netball with this amazing bunch of women during the coming season.’
The team are grateful to Kent Sport for the support and sponsorship they have given the team over the years and look forward to this next season where fingers crossed, they can keep up the good work.
If you are a member of staff interested in playing Netball, come along to ALL Active Social Netball every Monday lunchtime, 12.30 – 13.30 in the Sports Centre. Kent Sport membership required. Minimum membership £2 per session with pay to play membership. For more information, please see website or follow @ALLActiveKent on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok for updates.