On Monday November 26th Phoenix Netball Club started taking over the Bermuda Netball Association’s social media accounts. The initiative called “Team Takeover” put on by the BNA, allows each club team one week to take over the BNA’s social media platform to promote netball, gain more followers, and increase engagement, while also providing fun competition amongst the netball teams to see who gains the most likes during their takeover week. The team that wins gets a prize!
This week ending Sunday it’s Phoenix Netball Club’s turn, and their hashtag #PhoenixTakeover and posts have been buzzing all over the internet.
Phoenix Netball Club have been keeping very busy during their week with a variety of netball news, trivia and challenges being posted. They hosted a “Finish the Bars” singing challenge in and throughout the City of Hamilton, and up to a recent invaded and took over a football team’s training session to teach them a thing or two about netball.
On Wednesday morning, Phoenix posted a warning and notice to all football clubs tagging them in a post, along with the BFA, that as part of their #PhoenixTakeover they will be invading and taking over a football teams training session by the week’s end. The post received a lot of attention and people of the community started voting for teams they wanted Phoenix to invade. Live video calls to a few football players on Instagram also took place as Phoenix warned them personally to be ready and asked them a couple of questions about netball for good fun. The national coach of the Bermuda football team, Kyle Lightbourne was amongst one of the chosen and during the interview was asked who his starting 7 players would be in Netball from Goal Keeper to Goal Shooter. Kyle having played in the BNA’s first annual Celebrity Netball Exhibition Match was able to give some thoughtful consideration on a solid strong team. After the live calls Phoenix showed up to the Southampton Rangers Community club blowing their whistles with bags of equipment and took complete control over their training session.
Phoenix said “The session plan was to firstly have lots of fun but also show the guys some drills and games played in Netball that can be applied and adopted for Football”. Phoenix saw the Takeover as a prime opportunity to promote how cross training can be of benefit between various sports on the island, including netball.
Post-training interviews with some of the football players revealed the session was a success and left the players with more appreciation for both the technical and physical aspects of netball.
Phoenix Netball Club encourages the community to check out what they have been up to, and what they have planned for the weekend by following @bdanetball and @phoenixnetballclubbda on Instagram and Facebook, and subscribing to Bermuda Netball on YouTube. #PhoenixTakeover ends this Sunday. Go follow them so you don’t miss out on the all the action.