In our June blog we meet with Pareisse Wilson. Pareisse has been with the club for 3 years now, and has made an huge impact on her team through her ability and perseverance and now joins the committee as our Inclusion and Access Officer (read more here). Find out more about Pareisse in this blog.

How long have you been with RNC?
A year and a half, I joined at the end of 2019.

What is your favourite part of the club?
The pride we take in high-quality training and turning that into strong game play on the court.

What made you join RNC?
Netball is my favourite sport and I realised I could get fit through regular netball training and game play.

How did you get into Netball?
I grew up playing netball throughout junior and high school at Sydenham High (GDST) and later at Loughborough University.

How did you find RNC?
A friend who plays for another Club in Wandsworth suggested Roundwood to me.

What do you do beyond netball?
A variety of things and hobbies, but I’ll focus on one for now.

I’m currently a senior inclusive design and accessibility consultant at a company called Arcadis. What that basically means is I provide an advisory service to clients on how to design the built and digital environment considerate of all of our human physical, sensory and cognitive capabilities. Sometimes I’m auditing the designs of a building, such as a sports centre or office to ensure it’s accessible, all the way through to delivering training to large organisations, so my job is highly varied!

Some of you may be aware that I have dyspraxia (DCD), and ADHD as I’m quite open and proud of my conditions so I’m really passionate about our environment being designed in a way that serves all people.

Random fact: Did you know we have 7 not 5 senses? 2 of them relate to balance and coordination.

Please join! Especially if you come from a minority community, such as those with differing abilities (disabilities). England netball is committed to increasing participation of women and girls with disabilities, and this has been outlined in their Disability Strategy. You can find out more information on this here. Also, there are a range of mental health and physical benefits that come with this wonderful sport!

What’s your biggest RNC/Netball achievement?
Becoming a satellite academy player for Kent County; although many moons ago, is still something I’m proud that my younger self achieved.

What is your favourite part of your RNC?
Game days on a Saturday and the End of Season and Versatility Rallies!

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