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Netball players join annual Santa Dash

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One of the best things about being part of a sporting team isn’t just the taking part in sport, but all the other activities that you can get involved in because you are part of a team. This can include social events, as well as charity work. Here we look at how one netball team got involved in a Christmas fundraiser for a local charity, as well as what you can do if you would like to be part of a sport’s team.

Windsor Netball Club

According to the BBC, the annual Children in Need charity fundraising event made a staggering £50.1 million on 17th November, 2017. The event included people from all walks of life taking part in all sorts of challenges to raise money for the charity, including challenges with a sporting theme. However, smaller, more local charity events are just as important and can help raise much needed funds for the local community.

Giving to the community

A great example of this type of fundraising is something like a Santa Dash, where participants get dressed up as Father Christmas and take part in a ‘fun run’, usually up to 5km in distance. This is what the Windsor Netball Club did to raise money for a new children’s hospice in Windsor. As the netball club is made up of lots of young people, it was a great example of young people doing something to help other youngsters within the local community.

Santa Dash

Joining a team

Joining a local sports team is in itself a great way to give something back to the local community and can involve fundraising for the team itself, as well as for other good causes within the community. As well as this, joining a local team is a great way to make friends, as well as get yourself fit and healthy. You will need to be committed to training, and this might mean watching a netball drill training video or two, such as those from You will also need to be available to play in competitive matches.

Hopefully, this has shown how joining a sport’s team is a great way of getting fit and also a good way to support your local community by working as a team to raise money to help those who are not as fortunate.

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