1V Netball

1V Netball Club was founded in 2018 to provide netball coaching and development for girls and ladies from age five upwards within Blackburn and Darwen.

The club started as a small junior section in 2015 and has developed into four different groups, including Back to Netball (18+), and an Academy to train new coaches. Many of the girls and women involved with 1V Netball Club come from either deprived backgrounds or social isolation.

Netball is the biggest female participation sport in the world. 1V Netball looks to develop sporting skills among the young female members of the Blackburn and Darwen community who would otherwise not get involved in sport.

The club is currently running a coaching academy to create a number of UKCC Level 1 and Level 2 coaches, many of whom will be working with the club on a long term basis.


1V Netball Club welcomes along any girls from 5+ to take part in our netball coaching sessions. To join our groups you will need to email us on info@onevoicenetwork.org.uk or call 01254 676193.

Depending on the age of the participant will depend on the fees, location and times of the coaching sessions.


Ages 5 – 14 (two groups); Location Blackburn College; Times Sunday mornings 10am to 12 noon. Fees £2.50 per session. Registration £20 (for which girls will receive a hoodie and t-shirt)


Ages 18+; Location Blackburn College; Times:  Friday evenings 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Fees £2.50 per session. Registration fee of £10 (for which you receive a shirt).


Ages 18+; Location Blackburn College; Times:  Sunday mornings 9.00am to 10.00pam. Fees £2.50 per session. Registration fee of £10 (for which you receive a shirt). Thos group plays competite matches, and tournaments.


As part of WEGs ProACTIVE, part of a health activity boost for girls of teenage years.

Sportswear must be worn for every coaching session (1V Netball training T-shirts will be provided as part of the registration) and appropriate sports trainers with sports socks. Jewellery should not be worn, finger nails should be short and hair tied back. You are required to bring water to the session as we have regular breaks to take on fluid and any valuables that are brought with you can be collected in at the beginning of session.

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One Voice has its own Netball Coaching Academy to create the coaches of the future from some of the hard to reach communities in the North. The project is supported by Sport England. We recognise that to fulfill the needs of the sporting needs of the girls, we need to create more coaches. One Voice created six UKCC Netball Level 1 during 2018, and three UKCC Level 2 Coaches.

For more information and to join contact One Voice on 01254 676193, or email info@onevoicenetwork.org.uk

Interim coach Anne Marie puts the junior girls through their catching practice
The Junior girls meet every Sunday morning with two separate sections
1V Junior section started in 2014
Back to netball encourages ladies over the age of 18 to restart their enjoyment of the game
The Netball academy develops players into coaches. All 1V Junior Club sections are coached by UKCC Level 2 accredited coaches
Netball sessions take place at Blackburn Leisure Centre and Bangor St community Centre

For more information and to join contact One Voice on 01254 676193, or email info@onevoicenetwork.org.uk


Jayne Wilson, Lancashire Sport; Deeba Ahmed, One Voice Director, and Anne Wignall, from West Pennine Club

The 1V Netball Club was officially launched at the One Voice Annual Dinner, in February 2018.

Jayne Wilson, from Lancashire Sport, and Anne Wignall from West Pennine Club, handed over a presentation to Deeba Ahmed, Director at One Voice Blackburn.

Jayne Wilson said,

“We at Lancashire Sport have worked with One Voice in setting up their vision – 1V Netball Club. We are also working with One Voice on a number of other projects including their insight into barriers for South Asian heritage women going into sport. They will be a valuable partner for us not only in Blackburn, but throughout Lancashire.

England Netball, through Stephanie Hastwell, has worked closely with One Voice to ensure their club registration achieves their target of serving their local community, whether it’s a 6 year old or a 50 year old.

One Voice has not only delivered on all their promises but they have far exceeded them. A journey that I thought would take a number of years they have completed in a matter of months.”