Proud participants in the recent four-week all-abilities training program are now ready for weekly competition with the LDNA. They are with Victorian Under 21 representative Elaine Osei-Safo.
THE Leongatha & District Netball Association is searching for people over 14 years of age to lead a new and innovative all-abilities netball program which will be part of its Saturday competition from 10am to 11am, beginning in April.
The enthusiasm and excitement about the new competition is incredible, if the four recent training sessions are any indication.
The final session was held on Wednesday, with participants coming to the Leongatha courts from as far as Warragul and Wonthaggi.
Special guest coach was Victorian Under 21 representative Elaine Osei-Safo.
Julia Lomas, health promotions coordinator with the South Coast Primary Care Partnership said the program developed from Social Inclusion week in November 2014 and has been a partnership between the South Coast Access Alliance including South Coast PCP, Netball Victoria, GippSport, the Leongatha Netball Association (LDNA) and the disability services like Yooralla and Scope.
All organisations had representatives present on Wednesday to support the session.
“When we first started planning this program, we all agreed to look at opportunities to build sustainability in an ongoing way,” Julia said.
“We have been very supportive of the LDNA running an all ability program linked with their Saturday competition.
“An Inclusion workshop was held recently for committee members which was supported with a grant application to improve access and signage.”
The coaching role is voluntary although all equipment will be provided plus a Netball Victoria Foundation Coaching course.
If this sparks your interest, call Julia Lomas on 5674 6407.