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Marzena Bogdanowicz Appointed as Chair of Netball Players Association (NPA) Amidst Netball's Professional Transformation

The Netball Players Association (NPA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Marzena Bogdanowicz as its new Chair. This strategic appointment comes at a pivotal moment as the sport of netball makes significant strides towards professionalisation.

Marzena Bogdanowicz brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leadership in sports administration and marketing. With over two decades of experience, Marzena has played an instrumental role in elevating the profiles of various sports and organisations. Her appointment is set to steer the NPA through this transformative period, ensuring that the interests of players are at the forefront of this evolution.


Marzena's extensive background includes the British Olympic Association, where she developed the inaugural commercial and marketing strategy for the organisation alongside creating the Team GB brand.  Her strategic vision and ability to navigate complex sporting landscapes will be invaluable as the NPA embarks on this new chapter.


In addition to her Olympic experience, Marzena has held a pivotal role at the Football Association (FA), where she was instrumental in driving growth and development of the women’s game from a marketing and commercial perspective. Her work in these roles has been characterised by a deep commitment to athlete welfare, commercial development, and the promotion of sports to broader audiences.


Marzena's leadership will be instrumental in advocating for player rights, improving training and development opportunities, and ensuring that the professionalisation of netball benefits all stakeholders involved. Her focus on creating a supportive and empowering environment for players aligns perfectly with the NPA's mission.


"We are thrilled to welcome Marzena Bogdanowicz as our new Chair," said Liz Bloor, CEO of the NPA. "Her impressive background and passion for sports make her the ideal leader to guide the NPA through this exciting period of growth. We are confident that under her stewardship, the NPA will play a critical role in shaping the future of professional netball."


Marzena Bogdanowicz expressed her enthusiasm about her new role, stating, "I am honoured to join the NPA at such a transformational time for netball. I look forward to working with the players, the NPA team, and our partners to ensure that the professionalisation of netball brings about positive and lasting changes for the sport and its athletes."


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