The Rise and Rise of netball

It is now the norm when driving along any of the major Manchester roads to see the players from Manchester Thunder beaming down to the good people of Manchester from the giant hoardings advertising a forthcoming fixture. The advertising medium once the preserve of the premiership football giants is really  embedding our sport into the nations psyche. Barry Hearn the snooker and boxing   impresario even suggested on BBC’s 5 Live radio that netball would be the next sport that he would promote and get behind with a view to  sending the games profile into the stratosphere.