Afsana Afsar- Increasing the visibility of netball within the South Asian community in Derby City
With the support of England Netball, Afsana has set up Back to Netball sessions in Derby City for BAME women. Sessions were initially set up for adults, but through Afsana's community links it quickly became apparent that there was a need for the sessions to cater for younger girls (14yrs+) who were being home-schooled and didn't have access to regular structured opportunities to be physically active.
The Back to Netball sessions have engaged more than 80 girls and women over the last year, and thanks to Afsana's commitment there are now two Back to Netball sessions and one Netball Now session running every week.
Afsana, who is now a UKCC Level 2 Netball Coach, has been the key driver behind increasing the visibility of netball within the South Asian community in Derby City.