Venue change for netball

Wednesday July 04, 2018 Written by Published in Netball
NetGo Junior Foundation Development programme will be back in Arorangi this weekend. NetGo Junior Foundation Development programme will be back in Arorangi this weekend.

Due to high demand, a change of venue is needed for this weekend’s NetGo Junior Foundation Development Programme.

 

Due to be hosted on Saturday at the Tupapa courts, the programme is now returning to Arorangi for the second week in a row after a high number of participants last weekend.

With 80 athletes turning out alongside 18 coaches, Pacific Sporting Partnership country co-ordinator John Glassie said the change of venue was necessary.

“We had a climb of 20 athletes between our first and second sessions to a total of 80 last weekend, and that was with at least 10 athletes unable to attend, so we could be looking this weekend at over 100 people, athletes and coaches and so we need the multiple courts at Arorangi.”

Glassie said that the feedback has been all positive after the first two sessions.

“The participation has been fantastic and the feedback I have had from the kids is that they have really enjoyed the clinics,” he said.

“They have said they have had a lot of fun and can’t wait during the week for the next weekend’s action.”

Registration for the programme begins on Saturday at 7.30am, with the morning’s action due to finish around 10am. There is also a coaches’ meeting at 7am.

The Junior Foundation Development programme is aimed at developing youth and identifying talented young athletes aged from 10 to 13 years old.

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