Call-to-arms for Schools to get involved in Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015

Tapping into the excitement of the impending Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 in August next year, Netball Australia and NWC2015 have teamed up to introduce a new resource for schools as part of the Netball Australia Schools Ambassador Program.

The Schools Legacy Program, which plays a critical role in providing opportunities and resources for schools, will now include a suite of initiatives that ensures netball capitalises on the excitement of NWC2015.  The program aims to recognise and reward teachers who encourage the growth of our sport within the school environment.

Key to the program is the newly-developed ‘Schools Mini NWC2015’ curriculum resource, which will be available for registered teacher ambassadors from Term 1 next year.  Ambassadors will also receive a unique kit which includes access to lesson plans and SMART board resources, plus exclusive netball offers and teacher merchandise.

Another exciting prospect of the Schools Legacy Program is the opportunity for Teacher Ambassadors and their students to be involved in a Guinness World Record attempt!

During the World Cup, Netball NSW will attempt to hold the World’s Biggest Netball Clinic, which will be jointly partnered with NWC2015 and Sydney Olympic Park Authority.  We are expecting over 600 participants to get involved in the initiative, taking the ‘court’ outside Allphones Arena on Olympic Boulevard.

While distance may prevent students from regional and remote areas being involved, it doesn’t mean they will miss out on the action!  For the first time, long-distance netball fans will have the opportunity to participate in the Guinness World Record attempt through live video conferencing/interactive video opportunities.

Schools will be invited to take part in the Clinic via the Schools Ambassador Program, so make sure you register to get involved in this World Record attempt!

Plus, by signing up to the Schools Ambassador Program, registered teachers will be the first to receive information on all upcoming Netball NSW Schools Programs news and events.  These include;

  • Netball NSW Schools Cup; more than 8,000 students have participated in the primary and secondary school competition so far, and it continues to grow…
  • Netball NSW School Clinics; provides specific outcomes allowing teachers to satisfy syllabus requirements, as delivered by accredited coaches…
  • Invitation to attend Netball Schools Ambassador function at a NSW Swifts ANZ Championship home game in 2015…
  • ANZ NetSetGO introductory netball program and gala days, engaging primary students in a fun and safe environment…
  • Professional Development opportunities for NSW teachers to achieve their Foundation Coaching Accreditation, as well as NSWIT accreditation through DEC facilitated courses….
  • Plus, so much more!

NetballNSWTV recently caught up with Australian Diamonds Head Coach Lisa Alexander at a photo shoot under the shadows of NWC2015 venue, Allphones Arena, to ask the former teacher what impact the Schools Legacy Program would have on the future of the sport.

“[Netball] has always been a big part of a school’s curriculum, particularly their sporting curriculum. I used to play netball at school, that’s where I first started… and it’s an important part of many teachers’ backgrounds, so I’m terribly proud that we’ve put together this curriculum package,” Alexander told NetballNSWTV.

“It’s only going to help the sport grow… we’ll get to showcase our sport to more people, they’ll see it on TV, they’ll be interested in it and it’s a great way forward for our sport.”

For more information on the Netball Australia Schools Ambassador Program or to register your interest, CLICK HERE to visit the Netball Australia website.

For more information on the Netball NSW Schools Program, please contact Carolyn Waite, Netball NSW Junior Development Coordinator, on (02) 9951 5000 during business hours or email [email protected].