Using the Correct Terminology
Part of promoting your Suncorp NetsetGO Centre includes using the right terminology. This sets the expectation for parents and participants when they arrive at your Centre.
It is important to remember that your Centre is a part of a much larger National Suncorp NetSetGO program which is promoted by Netball Australia. Suncorp NetSetGO has replaced all previous netball programs in NSW for participants ages 5 – 10 years of age.
NetSetGO centres should no longer use the following language on their registration forms, websites, flyers or communications; Netta, NetMod, NetPlay etc.
This is the correct way to write the program name; Suncorp NetSetGO. There should be no spaces between NetSetGO, each word should start with a capital and both the G and the O in GO should be capitalised. When speaking about the three tiers they should be called; the Net tier, Set tier or GO tier. These basic sentences describe what each tier entails as per Netball Australia’s national promotion, centres can copy and paste these to use in the description box of each of their programs.
Net is for 5 to 6-year-olds and teaches fundamental motor skills through dance, music and games
Set is for 7 to 8-year-olds and focuses on refining fundamental motor skills and introducing modified netball matches
GO is for 9 to 10-year-olds and focuses on developing netball specific skills through modified netball matches
2019 is an exciting year for Suncorp NetSetGO Centres in NSW, with over 400 centres ready to offer Suncorp NetSetGO Programs starting soon. As an approved Centre there are lots of ways Clubs and Associations can promote their Suncorp NetSetGO programs which will ultimately lead to growth in their participation numbers.
Having a presence in your local community is an important part of growing your centre and providing opportunities for young children to experience netball. Here are a few ideas which your Centre could use to promote your centre are:
- Get in touch with your local paper and ask if they might be interested in doing a story on your Centre and the upcoming netball season, with a call to action to register.
- Approach local schools, shopping centres, businesses and community groups to see if they will allow you to hang banners, posters or have your flyers on display.
- Make sure your Centre registration information is easily accessible on your website and social media accounts.
- Advertise and hold an information session at a local shopping centre, school or community centre to allow people to find out more about your centre.
- As an accredited NetSetGO centre you can run a free come and try event to allow participants and parents to try the program before they register – for more information on holding a come and try event email firstname.lastname@example.org
Netball NSW has also provide free editable NetSetGO posters which you can download from the Suncorp NetSetGO Website here.