Each year, Pine Hills Netball Club offers netball-loving girls and boys aged 5-10 a fun, safe, social and active program—Suncorp NetSetGo! As a suitable environment for children of all abilities, NetSetGo gifts participants a positive introduction to the sport. It involves weekly sessions in which children enjoy skill-based activities, minor games, music, dance, and modified matches that will help them develop fundamental movement and communication skills.
In netball, team work makes the dream work—so, the more participants the better! Usually, with Pine Hills Netball Club being on the smaller side, around 50-60 kids enrol in the program annually. However, 2020 has seen almost 100 kids from 18 different schools sign up, including 3 boys. For the first time, their 15-20 coaches made the collective decision to add a second session to fit everyone in! Such a tidal wave of interest from the local netball community has even called for a shut-off on registrations.
When asked about the unexpected increase in numbers, Tricia, the Club’s wonderful NetSetGo Registrar, said, “Covid must have forced a lot of kids indoors for a long time so now they’re eager to try out netball and learn new skills. We’re thrilled with the increase in enrolments and look forward to seeing the players development further during the 2021 Winter season.
We at The Hills Echo agree! And what better way to get your child back into physical activity after COVID than the great game of netball! For more information about getting involved with Pine Hills Netball visit their website www.pinehillnetball.club and look out for more details to come regarding their registration day on Saturday 23rd January.