Netball NSW is thrilled and honoured to be participating in Harmony Day, which is officially celebrated this Saturday 21 March… but we’re getting in a little early this week!
Harmony Day is about celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity; it’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone, which suits us perfectly as we think our sport is for everyone too!
Netball is a fun, inclusive sport that is open to people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds and we think it’s a wonderful way to meet people and make new friends, all in a safe and respectful environment.
Our Sports Development Department is constantly out in the community helping to spread the word of netball – whether it be on a road trip out to the Far Western reaches of NSW by visiting Broken Hill, or engaging with newly-settled communities in Sydney’s West.
In honour of Harmony Day, this week we’ll be shining the spotlight on just some of the programs that are available for people to get involved with.
New to Netty
Netball NSW has recently completed the first pilot of a new state-wide initiative called ‘New to Netty’.
This FREE program is aimed at those aged 10-15 years old who have never played netball before, but are interested in trying the sport and finding out how to get involved. This ‘Come & Try’ program will take participants through the basic skills and rules of netball in a fun and safe environment, with the next one starting this Thursday 19 March in Liverpool.
Being held every Thursday at Whitlam Leisure Centre from 4pm-6pm, Netball NSW will help introduce our game to those new to the sport. To register simply Click Here or Download the Flyer for more details.
‘New to Netty’ is also being run every Wednesday afternoon at Wellington Netball Courts; starting earlier this month, the program will run through until the final session on Wednesday 1 April. If this is the first time you’ve heard about it, don’t worry! Just turn up on the day, sign up, and have some fun while learning a new sport. To register simply Click Here or Download the Flyer for more details
New to Netty aims to engage children in netball through a positive, free and fun experience that bridges the gap for young people to join their local netball club. The program endeavours to overcome barriers to participation through partnerships between Netball NSW, local Netball Associations as well as Community Brokers.
The first pilot delivered at Blacktown City Netball Association over seven weeks concluded today, Monday 16 March, with participants given the opportunity to show off their new skills as part of a curtain-raiser for the NSW Swifts Round 4 home match against the West Coast Fever on Monday 23 March.