Bankstown City Netball Association held their inaugural ‘Come & Try’ Clinic last Saturday 15 February, with 32 participants joining in the fun despite the poor weather.
Girls aged between 5 and 14 years old attended the free clinic at the Condell Park netball courts during the afternoon to learn new skills and meet new friends, all whilst having fun. Bankstown City’s representative coaches ran different activities simultaneously, with many of those participating new to the sport.
Netball NSW Community Engagement Manager Kirsty Guthrie said she was originally nervous when looking at the weather forecast in the lead up to the day.
“The weather wasn’t great but it was wonderful to see so many girls turn up to the ‘Come & try’ Clinic. It was fantastic to work alongside and support Bankstown City Netball Association – they are so passionate about engaging the local community and the clinic is a terrific initiative,” Guthrie said.
“The clinic was a great success in introducing the sport to new netballers, which included a number of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) participants, to the extent that Bankstown City are now looking into holding another clinic in the coming months.”
Guthrie says she’s looking forward to continuing to work with Bankstown City on their ‘Come & Try’ Clinics and hopes other Associations can get involved in the initiative.
“It would be great to see more Associations, particularly in diverse communities such as Bankstown, introduce these clinics to engage and introduce more people in netball. Netball NSW is always happy to support in any way we can,” Guthrie said.
For more information, please contact Kristy Guthrie at the Netball NSW office on (02) 9951 5000 during business hours or on firstname.lastname@example.org.