Fun the aim of the game

While the temperatures have been low, there was plenty of sizzling action at netball courts around New South Wales during the recent July School Holidays.

More than 450 children aged between 5 to 12 years old participated in nine school holiday clinics held across the State during a two week period; from Cootamundra to Dunedoo, Singleton to Shoalhaven.

The largest school holiday clinic was held in the West/Central West, with 129 children descending on Orange – some travelling more than two hours to join in the fun! It was the largest ever clinic held in the region and the bitter cold morning start couldn’t dampen everyone’s enthusiasm for the day.

The school holiday clinics gave participants of all netball abilities the chance to get out on court and have some fun.  From learning new skills and techniques, to playing fun games with friends; the most important part of a Netball NSW clinic is everyone enjoys themselves!  Plus, participants were able to take home a Netball NSW Goodie Bag along with fresh training ideas.

2014 NSW Swift April Letton also made some special visits to the Sydney Metropolitan clinics, meeting the children and getting involved in the games.  She even gave away a training singlet to one lucky participant at the Blue Mountains!

Netball NSW Regional Development Manager Nicole Bowles said the clinics were a great way for children to be active during their break from school, but also hoped to see many of the participants join their local netball club.

“School Holiday Clinics are a great way for children to be active, and enjoy their netball.  Many of the participants only play netball at school, so they’re also a great way to introduce kids and encourage them to join their local club to play Saturday netball,” Bowles said.

“For regional areas in particular, the clinics are great as they provide extra opportunities for children to participate in netball and develop their love for the game.  Plus, it gives kids the opportunity to meet new friends and have fun in a safe environment.

“Our school holiday clinics are always popular, but we’re really pleased with the numbers we saw come out and join us during July.  We hope to see many return, along with new faces, for our next Holiday Clinics later in the year,” Bowles concluded.

14 Orange July School Holiday Clinic

Keep your eyes peeled to netballnsw.com for announcements on Netball NSW School Holiday Clinics locations and registration dates.

For more information on signing up to your local netball club, contact your local Association; you can find your local Association via our website – it’s as simple as typing in your postcode! For more information, contact Netball NSW on (02) 9951 5000 during business hours.

14 Hastings Vally July School Holiday Clinic