How exciting is it to have the first ever American team participate on an international level! From playing Netball at the WNBA Seattle Storm game to teaming up with Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy for girls and then on to represent the USA in Cape Town- your National Team has a lot on the agenda over the next couple of weeks, Catch our ESPN coverage here.
It's not too late to get your ticket here today for the Netball America Night with the Seattle Storm. You need to purchase from us in order to attend both the Netball and Basketball events.
Don't forget to get your cheap accomodation booked for Las Vegas -contact Tania from Stage and Screen Travel as early discount rates finish June 30th. Don't forget to register today as early registration finishes June 30th.
Keep an eye on facebook as we update you from South Africa.
BEST OF LUCK TO TEAM USA AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SOUTH AFRICA
National Coach Ilze, Jordan (VC), Laura, Ellen, Sherica, Grace, Erin, Emi. Absent Shallyn (C).
Have you been following the video blogs of Team USA on their journey of inspiration and leadership as they prepare for the World Championships. If not be sure to catch up here.
Netball America has partnered with the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and Team USA will be visiting the Academy on Tuesday to help inspire the young girls that anything is possible. Read more about this visit here.
The theme song for Team USA is 'River of Life' which is a duet between Johannesburg native Lebo Kgasapane and one of our Netball America supporters American Idol finalist Michael Johns. Lebo was a 21 year old rape victim who died of AIDS at the young age of 22. Her dying wish was to sing on a CD the world would hear. Leaving only a 60 second audit cassette behind, Michael wrote a song, incorporated her voice and recorded this as a gift to her parents. Michael is very supportive of our trip to South Africa and has graciously given us this song as a gift to use as it is quite appropriate when he sings "We will always stand together". Stay tuned as the song will be up for sale shortly.
Also, they are saying games will be streamed live, so watch facebook as we'll be posting updates daily!!
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
Netball America, members and players were able to raise the $50,000 to send the team to the world championships. So a big thank you to all our sponsors and partners who helped us along the way:
For the awesome Team USA uniforms
Security Partner - Black Box Security will be providing security for our Team USA while travelling through Johannesburg. They have over 50 years of combined experience in assessing and resolving security challenges worldwide and provide a variety of security services such as: Executive Protection, Celebrity Protection, Worldwide Touring, High Profile Events, Risk Assessment etc.
THIS SATURDAY - BATTLE IN SEATTLE TOURNAMENT
A reminder about Saturday's tournament. Registration commences at 9am.
Location: Marymoor Park, Redmond, Washington
For more information go to Emerald City Netball Club here.
NETBALL AMERICA NIGHT WITH THE SEATTLE STORM
It's not too late to purchase your ticketHERE TODAY! If you can't attend consider donating a ticket to sponsor an underprivileged girl to attend the event and learn more about Netball.
UPDATE FROM GEMS TOURNAMENT - JUNE 9
Winners are grinners
What a great weekend in Atlanta. Netball America was proud to support the event by having Reese Hoffa, a shotput Olympian (getting ready to compete in London) attend and support the team and we are proud of having the collegiate national team participate in their first ever tournament and they won bronze. Also, it was our newest club, Panthers LoveJoy Netball Club first Netball tournament - so congrats ladies.
Participants with special guest Olympian Reese Hoffa
Results from tournament:
1st place: Omega Netballerz
2nd place: Crusaders ATL 3rd place: Collegiate National USA Team
Also, for those who are interested in training Netball in Lovejoy the training location is at - Geralds Matthews Complex; 1935 McDonough Road; Hampton; GA 30228. Email here for more information.
NETBALL AMERICA NIGHT WITH THE WNBA ATLANTA DREAM
Sunday September 9th. Get your tickets now!! Email us for more information.
Join us also on Saturday
Setpember 8th for the Tropical Sports Club tournament, Tucker High School Gymnasium in Tucker GA, 9:00 a.m. Email here for more information.