Trisha Wilson Coach
Trisha is a self- employed netball coach. Her husband passed away a couple of years ago, and she is struggling to juggle work/ money/ and being a single mum to her teenage daughter. Strong character with a hard exterior and soft interior. Passionate about the sport and her role in developing women returners to Netball
Rob Evans Caretaker
Confirmed bachelor. Meets Trisha who reminds him a lot of his mum (who was also a single mother). He is the caretaker/manager of the local run down sports hall, initially sceptical about how the Back 2 Netball initiative is going to work out……will the girls win him round? First love is football……
Kath Maxwell Netballer GA
GA – Goal Attack. Big mates with Janet (they are old school-friends). Has been dragged to the initial training session by Janet as they both played netball at school. Lacks confidence at first but rediscovers her love for the game.
Janet Watson Netballer WD
WD- Wing Defence. Janet – old school pal with Kath. Works in a Bank and thinking of starting a netball team at work. Persuades Kath to come along to the Back 2 Netball sessions with her.
ASBO Netballer GS
GS – Goal Shooter. ASBO – the nickname says it all. Single. Competitive. Has issues. She is an ex-soldier who is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress but has refused counselling. Has a drink problem.
Anna Bell Netballer GD
GD – Goal Defence. A born organiser. She has secured the funding to start the Back 2 Netball training sessions and hired Trisha to coach the group. Mum of young twins and wife of the needy John. The rock of the team and a natural choice for team captain
Micky Owens Netballer WA
WA – Wing Attack. The glamour girl of the team. In denial about the aging process and in love with her nails. Has a young daughter and a hubby who wants her to stay as fit and trim as possible.
Angie Tasker Netballer Sub
Super Sub. Angie has taken a year out from university as she has been ill with Glandular Fever. Now at home with Mum and Dad and recovering. Youngest member of the squad but wiser than her years. Attends the training sessions with the encouragement of her next door neighbour Sarah
Sarah Morris Netballer C
C – Centre. A nurse. Working mum. Fit with loads of energy which is why she is made the Centre in the team. Caring individual. Revisiting the game she loves
Jackie Goodwin Netballer Sub
Substitute. Overweight. Mother of teenagers. Lacking self confidence. But absolutely loves the game of Netball and hero worships Tracey Neville – the England Coach – and Manchester Thunder. Desperate to get fit, lose weight and be part of the team
Tina Rogers Netballer GK
GK – Goal Keeper. Divorced. Calls a spade a spade. Sister in Law to Anna which is how she found out about the Back 2 Netball training sessions. Needs to get out there after her divorce and focus on other things.
Councillor Drake Male.
Minor role but very important in the final scene of Act 1. Slightly pompous local councillor who loves all the attention he receives from the Netball Players at the photo shoot for the local press.
Local photographer in Act 1 organising a rowdy and excited netball squad for their first photo shoot in their new team strip for the local press. Bit of a jack the lad type. Will double up as the DJ in the Manchester Thunder scene at the end of Act 2
Can double up with the actors playing either Councillor Drake or Rob Evans