GENERATIONS of Solihull netball players are paying tribute to a pioneer of the sport in the borough.
Elmdon Netball Club is hosting a memorial event on Saturday November 6 at Arden Tennis Club in memory of the late Sue Bodfish. Together with a handful of young mothers, Sue formed the forerunner Elmdon Ladies Netball Club over 40 years ago.
Attending the memorial event will be Sue’s daughter-in-law, Liz together with granddaughters, Georgia and Morgan – all active club members.
Sue lost her battle with cancer last year, and all proceeds from the memorial event will go to Cancer Research.
Club members were also saddened to hear of the recent unexpected death of Janet Corbet – another member of Elmdon’s founding squad.
Club spokesman, Barry Knee said: “We are celebrating the life and legacy of stalwarts such as Sue. From its humble beginnings at Hatchford Brook in Old Lode Lane, the club has grown enormously. We are now fielding teams up to and including Premiership level.
“Meanwhile our Youth Section alone is now 100-strong.
“We are also one of the few clubs in the region to achieve England Netball’s Club Action Planning Scheme (CAPS) Award, which is linked to Sport England’s Clubmark standard.”
Elmdon members old and new will be welcome at the memorial event. Tickets, priced at £6, are available from Peggy Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.