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Netball Scotland Play It Pink

26th April 2018

Earlier this month we very excitedly announced to our members that Netball Scotland will be working with Cancer Research UK this year to support their Race For Life events across Scotland.  From Glasgow and Edinburgh, to Inverness and Aberdeen, there is sure to be a Race For Life event for you.  Run, jog or walk a 5K or push yourself with a 10K.  Or, take on Pretty Muddy, an obstacle course that has women of all abilities crawl through tunnels, bounce on space hoppers and slip down mudslides (look out for the Netball Scotland staff team who are looking to do exactly that!).


To kick things off, the Scottish Thistles were very privileged to invite 9 year old Amy (pictured with the team above), a cancer survivor who runs the Race For Life every year with her mum, down to the Emirates Arena for a special behind the scenes tour and meet and greet.  Read all about their time together here.


Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life

Netball Scotland are delighted to be supporting Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and as part of this, we want to really help them spread the word about the Race for Life events as far and wide as we can. To do this, we are hosting a Play it Pink week starting on the 14th of May and we need as many of you as possible to take up the challenge.


Get Involved

From the 14th-20th of May we’re looking for teams to wear pink items of clothing during training and matches and then shout about your support on social media. Your pink items can be things like t-shirts, socks, or even tutus, wigs or hula skirts! We want to really make some noise about Race for Life, so the more creative the better. And if you are signed up to take part in your local event, let us know!


We will be promoting photos and videos, as will the Race for Life team so please be sure to tag @netballscotland and @raceforlife and use the hashtag #NSPlayitPink so we can see all your fantastic pink outfits.


As a thank you for taking part in the Play it Pink week, the Race for Life team have given us an exclusive discount that entitles all Netball Scotland members 30% off the entry fees to Race for Life and Pretty Muddy events.  Our exclusive code has been emailed to all active members, along with some example tweets and posts that you can share across your club, school and personal social media channels.  The more, the merrier!



If the work Cancer Research UK does is something that you are passionate about helping and you have been touched by cancer yourself, the Race for Life team are looking for media volunteers who would be willing to share their story. If you would like to help or find out more, please email lauren.robertson@cancer.org.uk from the Race for Life team.

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