Nearly 715 students got their hand to a netball in the past two weeks as part of a ‘Netball Road Show’ to the Hunter and Central Coast.
Netball NSW Community Engagement Manager Kristy Guthrie hit the road to facilitate netball gala days in the region, the result of a partnership between Netball NSW and the Hunter Office of Sport and Recreation.
Helping to create awareness of netball development pathways, providing the opportunity for social inclusion, encouraging participation and skill development opportunities for each participant, the road show brought netball to a new audience.
Children in the Hunter and Central Coast regions aged 7-12 years were introduced to the game of netball at the gala days – not even a little wet weather could stop the students getting involved and having fun with ANZ NetSetGO activities!
The clinic-style gala days were held at Netball Associations in Gloucester, Port Stephens, Singleton, Maitland, Lakeside, Wyong and Gosford, with coaches from each Association providing great support to the program and assisting at the clinics.
Guthrie was pleased with the number of students that were able to get involved.
“It was a great success to have so many new faces introduced to netball. The coaches were fantastic and the support from each Association was unbelievable,” Guthrie said.
“Unfortunately the gala day at Kurri Kurri was cancelled due to wet weather but the rain mostly held off and the sunshine came out in the second week so the kids had lots of fun.”
The Road Show could not have been delivered without the support of the NSW State Government, Department of Education and Communities Sport and Recreation Division and local Associations.
Keep your eyes peeled on netballnsw.com for news of upcoming Netball Road Shows later in the year.