A NETBALL club that has produced England internationals is undertaking a 1,000 pass challenge to raise money for charity.

Ryland Netball Club - which has various bases in Bromsgrove - has so far raised more than £650 for the Harry Bennett Foundation and care charity Community Integrated Care.

However, their goal is £2,000 and they are appealing for more donations at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ryland-netball

The club, like most sporting organisations, is currently waiting for coronavirus lockdown restrictions on team events to be lifted.

Its bases at the Ryland Centre on New Road and at schools including North Bromsgrove High and Bromsgrove School have been closed for several weeks.

To alleviate the boredom, the club - where England international Stacey Francis learned her trade - has challenged groups of players to complete 1,000 passes in the fastest time.

Friends and family of members have also been invited to take part with the sponsorship money raised to be split equally between the charities.

The Harry Bennett Foundation is a sporting fundraising charity set up in memory of tragic 16-year-old Harry, who died from sepsis earlier this year.

His sister was a member of Ryland for several years and many of his friends are members of the club.