Fun with netball during School Holidays

Netball NSW hosted nine clinics across the State during the recent Easter School Holidays, with 274 children enjoying three hours of fun with netball!

Clinics were held in all corners of NSW; from Coonamble to Yass, Narrabri to Cowra, Kiama to Lithgow, with the largest attended clinic held at Penrith Netball Association (65 kids!).

Those who participated ranged in ages – between 5 and 12-years-old – and skills, with many first-time attendees mingling with those who had joined in the fun at previous clinics. Not only did the kids get in on the action, but those who attended the Tamworth clinic on Thursday 16 April were joined by some curious kangaroos who observed their warm-up alongside the courts!

All the Netball NSW Sports Development staff and officers who helped coordinate the clinics said they had received a great response from the netball community, with Regional Development Manager Mardi Aplin saying the real positive was seeing so many smiling faces.

“From all the reports, all the kids who attended our clinics had a great time, and that’s the main thing – these young budding netballers are having fun, learning new skills in a safe environment and making some new friends,” Aplin said.

“It’s also great for Netball NSW to get out to our regional communities, like Yass for example who held their very first school holiday clinic ever on Wednesday 15 April – it’s terrific to be able to get out there and meet everyone.

“We played lots of different games; favourites like Goalden Child and Tail Tag, but were also able to teach these kids some new netball skills which they can take back to their teammates.  Hopefully they’ll also tell them how much fun we had, so the next time Netball NSW brings a clinic to town we will see even more bright, smiling faces,” Aplin concluded.

Clinics have already been scheduled for the July Holidays; head over to the Netball NSW Calendar to view when and where the next clinic will be near you.

Thanks to all the participants who attended our Easter Holiday Clinics, and for helping make them as FUN as they were! 

Netball NSW School Holiday Clinics – July
Thurs 2 July 9am-12pm Bathurst Netball Association

John Matthews Sporting Complex –

261 Durham St, Bathurst

 

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Closes Fri 26 June

  9am-12pm Blue Mountains Netball Association

Explorers Rd, Lapstone

 

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Closes Thurs 25 June

Fri 3 July 9am-12pm Orange Netball Association

Orange PCYC – Seymour St, Orange

 

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Closes Fri 26 June

Mon 6 July 10am-1pm West Wyalong Netball Association

Creswell St, West Wyalong

 

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Closes Fri 26 June
Tues 7 July 9am-12pm Newcastle Netball Association

National Park – Union St, Newcastle

 

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Closes Mon 22 June