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International friendship day


Did you know Friday 30th July 2021 is International Friendship Day?


It is actually a day celebrated by the USA but we are supporting it because Totally Netball aims to bring people together.

 

First A little history...


The idea of a day to honour friendship was adopted by a number of countries in Asia where it remained a popular custom to reserve a day for celebrating friendships and the exchange of gifts between friends.

In 2011, the 30th July was declared as the International Day of Friendship by the General Assembly of United Nations.

With the growing popularity of social media throughout the world, there has been an increase in celebrating World Friendship day and International Day of Friendship online as well as with community activities in local communities aimed at bringing those of different backgrounds together.

 

A story everyone should read...


As a league provider we aim to bring people together to play a sport they can enjoy. Consequently, we have many teams who didn't know anybody in their team when they joined.


One of our Milton Keynes Wednesday teams, Ball Ticklers, joined our league in September 2019.

They all took the first, scary, step and joined our leagues separately, not knowing each other and thrown together to form a team.

'We all joined for the fitness and fun. Majority of us hadn't played netball since school and therefore didn't have a clue about the rules, positions and boundaries on the court.".
"The first few weeks playing together was really fun. We all encouraged each other, laughed majority of the time and had so much fun! We decided to create our own group chat to get to know each other. We bonded really quickly considering we were strangers put into a team'"

Nearly two years on Ball Ticklers still play in our Milton Keynes Wednesday League. They even have a kitty to put any left over money into which has turned into a cocktail fund!



 

This is what Totally Netball stands for and what we feel ALL our teams are about.


Happy International Friendship Day

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