Over the July School Holidays, Netball NSW was on hand to offer a fun, active and healthy option for primary school children, with 10 School Holiday Clinics held across the State; from Coolamon to Casino, Condobolin to Coffs Harbour, and many places in between.
Over 500 children aged 5 to 12 years old participated in the three hour-long clinics, where they were taken through different netball skills by Netball NSW staff including passing, shooting and defending.
The clinic held at Willoughby in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs boasted the highest number of children who attended a single clinic, with 110 having fun in a sun-drenched fortnight of weather.
Those who attended the Kiama Clinic on Monday 8th July were given a special treat, with NSW Swifts and Australian Diamonds’ defender April Letton surprising the 66 participants by helping out on the day.
Clinics in Wellington, Singleton, Liverpool and Blue Mountains also had large numbers, which reinforced the popularity of these value-for-money school holiday activities.
“The clinics were a big hit with participants,” said Netball NSW Regional Manager Nicole Bowles.
“These clinics are tailored to the skill level of each child, so no matter their ability, every participant learnt something new and had fun in a safe environment.”
“They are (the clinics) getting more and more popular, and it’s wonderful to the see the enjoyment the children get from taking part and to receive positive feedback from the parents,” concluded Bowles.
Netball NSW will be holding further School Holiday Clinics during the September/October break, with six clinics scheduled across the State.