Swifts in the Community

While the 2013 ANZ Championships are behind us, the NSW Swifts are still out and about in the community continuing to spread their love of our sport.

Mkoloma puts IAS athletes through their paces
NSW Swifts defender Sonia Mkoloma recently visited the Illawarra Academy of Sport (IAS) to assist in a training session with the netball squad.

The experienced defender put the 22-athlete squad through their paces, taking them through drills and activities, as well as passing on her knowledge from her decade-long career at the elite level.

IAS Athletes and Program Development Manager Shannon Fraser said it was a fantastic experience for the young athletes to learn from one of the best in the game.

“Sonia was fantastic; the girls and coaches really enjoyed her visit and learnt a lot from the sessions she facilitated,” Fraser said.

Wright shares knowledge with ACPE students
Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) students have been provided with a unique opportunity with NSW Swifts Head Coach Rob Wright visiting the Sydney Olympic Park campus over the last couple weeks.

Rob, along with Netball NSW Coach Development Coordinator Dianne Brown, have presented to students – from first year to third year – on a range of topics, including talent identification, athlete wellbeing, the Netball NSW Player Development Pathway, and modern contemporary coaching techniques.

As well as offering a flexible learning environment and tertiary education option, ACPE are a Netball NSW Major Event Partner as naming rights sponsor of the Masters competitions, as well as a valued team partner of the NSW Swifts.

For more information on ACPE and the courses they offer, please visit: www.acpe.edu.au.

DOOLEYS opens brand new gym facility
Netball NSW Major Event Partner DOOLEYS Catholic Club has been busy updating their Church Street, Lidcombe facilities with a brand new Health and Fitness Centre being unveiled tonight, Wednesday 14 August.

Netball NSW Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Campbell will be on hand alongside NSW Swifts Carla Dziwoki and Sonia Mkoloma to celebrate the opening of the gym, which will include cardio and strength equipment, group fitness classes, day spa, child minding facilities, and café.

DOOLEYS Health and Fitness is a 5-star fitness facility, purpose built and designed to create a wonderful training environment to set a new benchmark in Western Sydney.

Visit www.dooleyshealthandfitness.com for more information on this great new addition to the DOOLEYS family.