By MITCH RODD
FORMER Sunraysia netballer Bronnee Loy will be at the centre of providing a netball extravaganza that doubles as a fund-raising event this weekend.
The 20-year-old is the social media manager for netball service provider NETFIT Netball, who in partnership with the International Netball Federation (INF) will connect netballers from all around the globe in through a 24 Hour Live Netball Marathon.
The marathon will consist of free structured sessions on coaching and fitness through to skills and Q&A’s with people from all over the netballing world across a 24-hour period on the NETFIT Netball Facebook Page. Streaming will begin at 3pm tomorrow.
All proceeds collected by the fund-raiser will go to the INF to help support entailing nations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. NETFIT hope to raise $10,000.
Bronnee, who is currently playing for the South Coast Blaze in Sydney’s Premier League netball competition, said she is excited to be part of the event.
“There are going to be so many great coaches and players taking part, and there will be something for everyone, even if you can’t take part across the whole time frame,” she said.
“There is going to be a mixture of everything. There will be Q&A’s with top coaches and Suncorp Super Netball players, myself and some of the other coaches will take some fitness and skills sessions, we’ll also have umpires on here to discuss their role, and sessions about wellbeing and playing styles. It should be a great 24 hours.
“The first day we announced it we had over $1000 donated which was fantastic. Our goal is to raise $10,000.
“At NETFIT we’re all about helping everyone we can in the sport and I think this will be a great opportunity.”
Bronnee was playing with Peninsula Waves in the Victorian Netball League, where she was vice-captain, however she made the switch to Sydney before the COVID-19 pandemic shut Melbourne down.
She has enjoyed her time in NSW so much she is considering making the switch permanently.
“I made the move based off COVID in Melbourne and managed to get to Sydney before lockdowns,” she said.
“Being able to play netball and continue to train has been really good, and the Blaze have been fantastic for me.
“It’s up in the air at the moment if I make the move permanently. I’ve enjoyed the lifestyle in Sydney and being part of the Premier League has been great. I found it quite hard to leave the Waves because it is such a great family club but the Blaze have been really welcoming to me.”
For further details head to the NETFIT Netball website or Facebook page.