Netballers hit the road

Netball SA’s inaugural Netball on the Road program will be launched right here in the Limestone Coast this weekend.

Recently, Netball SA announced it will head to the regional areas of the state and deliver an all-encompassing program of physical and wellbeing activities to support local communities.

In the inaugural year, the Netball SA team will visit four regions which will include the South East, Murraylands, Lower North and the Eyre Peninsula to run five day programs which will feature a mix of coaching clinics, wellbeing seminars, Netball Association member events and community activities.

It all kicks off in the South East this Saturday and will not finish until next Wednesday.

The five-day program will span from Naracoorte to Keith and Millicent to Mount Gambier providing opportunities for all walks of netball.

Umpire and coach mentoring at the Keith War Memorial Sports Centre opens proceedings from 10.30am.

The roadshow remains at the home of the Crows on Sunday where a player skills clinic, coach education session and beginner umpire workshop all take place between 10am and 4pm.

On Monday Netball SA travels south to complete a school visit at Millicent North Primary School all day, while junior skills, child safe environment training and selector workshop sessions all take place at Tantanoola Football Club in the evening.

It will be Naracoorte’s turn on Tuesday with a school clinic occurring for the town’s primary school for three hours before meet and greet and governance training sessions take place with the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Netball Association.

A selector workshop will also occur in Mount Gambier that evening before the program finishs at the Blue Lake city with a walking netball come and try session at the Icehouse from 10.30am and a coach skills session from 7pm.

Netball SA general manager of netball Erin Haines said her team was eager to be on the ground in the South East.

“We are excited to have registrations open and we look forward to connecting with the local communities and delivering quality workshops, skills clinics and mentoring programs across several locations in the South-East,” she said.

All sessions are free, so participants are encouraged to get in quick and register to secure their spot on the Netball SA website as spaces are limited and offered on a first-in basis.

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