Students with a Disability enjoy netball in Newcastle

As part of Hunter Sport and Recreation “Disability Sport a Month” program, Newcastle Netball Association with the support of staff from Netball NSW recently held a skills session for students with disabilities.

The basic netball skills session held on 4th April at Newcastle University, involved forty children with disabilities from Newcastle High School, Weston Public School and Floraville Primary School.

Under the guidance of Ellen Monaghan and Nance Dwyer from Newcastle Netball, Netball NSW Regional Coordinator Monique Smith and teachers/carers; the attending students took part in passing, catching, and shooting skills before playing a game of netball.

“It was just a wonderful morning for all involved,” said Monique Smith.

“Netball prides itself on being an inclusive sport which anyone can play,; no matter their age, race or ability.”

“We hope the students enjoyed learning some new skills and hopefully some will join Newcastle Netball Association’s Player’s with Disability Netball competition,” concluded Smith.

Netball NSW would like to thank Newcastle Netball Association and Hunter Office of Sport and Recreation for coordinating this morning.

FREE School Gala Day for Students with a Disability
Netball NSW is hosting a FREE School Gala Day for Students with a Disability on Wednesday 4 September at the Anne Clark Centre.

This event provides an opportunity for school-aged students to participate in NetSetGO!, Netball Australia’s introductory program for netball. Along with participating in fun activities and learning new skills, participants will be provided morning tea before the session begins.

Date: Wednesday 4 September, 2013
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm; Students will be provided Morning Tea at 10:30am
Venue: Anne Clark Centre, Church St, Lidcombe
Bring: Drink bottle, hat and sunscreen
Registrations close: Friday 23 August, 2013
For further details, contact Netball NSW on 02 9951 5000 during business hours.