Netball NSW and Dubbo Netball Association recently held a come-and-try netball clinic as part of Netball Australia’s One Netball engagement program in partnership with Australia Post.
Held on Thursday 14 August at the Nita McGrath Netball Courts in Dubbo, the two-hour clinic run by Netball NSW Regional Development Officer Emily Ross and five fantastic Dubbo Association coaches put the 70 participants – aged 9 to 15 years – through a series of rotations where they learnt the five basics of netball; defence, attack, shooting, footwork and passing.
At the completion of the sessions, the attendees were able to put their newly gained skills into practice with a series of fun games against each other.
“It was a fantastic afternoon, with lots of laughs and smiley faces,” explained Emily Ross.
“The One Netball clinic took place after school, so it was great to see girls from different schools across Dubbo coming together and having fun learning some basic skills, meeting new people and enjoying netball.”
“I’d like to extend my gratitude to Australia Post, Dubbo Netball Association, particularly the coaches for passing on their knowledge and passion for the sport, plus the parents who assisted with the afternoon,” concluded Emily.
In additional to having lots of fun and trying something new, participants took home drink bottles and a cap, plus enjoyed a sausage sizzle all thanks to Australia Post.
This clinic in Dubbo is one of many taking place across NSW and Australia as part of the One Netball program, which is a partnership between Australia Post and Netball Australia to deliver targeted education and awareness programs, as well as come-and-try clinics, to provide opportunities for individuals and communities to experience netball in a safe, inclusive and fun environment.