This Saturday 18 April, members of the NSW Swifts’ player roster will be making community visits to a number of Member Associations throughout the Sydney Metropolitan and Illawarra region to say thank you for their support of Netball NSW Sport Development programs.
In 2014, Netball NSW experienced growth across all areas of the sport, particularly at a grassroots level with a record 113,030 registered members; the first time in the organisation’s 85-year history it has broken through the 113,000 mark. Of this number, 28,102 were children aged between five and 10 who each Saturday participated in ANZ NetSetGO, Netball Australia’s introductory program for netball.
“The NSW Swifts are who many of our junior netballers aspire to be, and to have the Swifts attend Saturday netball to show their appreciation for the wonderful work being undertaken by our Member Associations is fantastic,” said Nikki Horton, Netball NSW General Manager – Sport Development.
NSW Swifts’ captain Kimberlee Green will visit St George Netball Association and said the team is really looking forward to returning to Saturday netball, a weekly ritual they fondly remember.
“The tireless work undertaken by thousands of people affiliated with Member Associations across NSW is what makes netball in this state so great,” expressed Green.
“These community visits are not just about meeting the next generation of Swifts, but thanking administrators, officials, umpires and volunteers whose passion for netball and giving of knowledge knows no bounds,” concluded Green.
Community Visit Details;
|Taylah Davies||Illawarra & District Netball Association||8:30-9:30am|
|Susan Pettitt||Eastwood Ryde Netball Association||8:30-9:30am|
|Erin Hoare||Inner West Suburbs Netball Association||9-10am|
|Paige Hadley||Blacktown City Netball Association||9:30-10:30am|
|Abbey McCulloch||Camden & Districts Netball Association||9:30-10:30|
|Micaela Wilson||Parramatta Auburn Netball Association||9:30-10:30am|
|Kim Green||St George Netball Association||10-11am|
|Jade Clarke||Baulkham Hills Shire Netball Association||10-11am|
|Julie Corletto||Bankstown City Netball Association||12-1pm|
*Visits are subject to change without notice