Net Set Go
Kids netball takes off
More than 100 little netballers in Karratha, Wickham and Dampier started Netball WA’s NetSetGO program on May 5.
The eight-week introductory netball program is designed for kids aged between five and 10 and teaches them to play netball while having fun and staying active.
Karratha Netball Association runs NetSetGO annually.
There are 102 kids registered this year in Karratha, with a further 40 participants in Wickham and Dampier.
NetSetGO co-ordinator Amanda Morley said the program introduced netball to the kids through games and activities.
“The activities replicate skills and decision-making that they will face once they start to compete,” she said.
“This year we had a great response.”
Ms Morley said it was important for kids to be involved in sport.
“Sport creates a safe environment where the kids can be active, social and learn a new skill,” she said.
“Netball is an amazingly social sport and these guys are meeting new friends in a new environment.”
NetSetGO is one of many programs and events planned for the Karratha Netball Association this year.
The association runs development clinics for juniors as well as umpiring and coaching courses run by high-profile experienced visiting experts.
On May 29, KNA’s junior clinic will be hosted by Sue Gaudion, who has experience coaching at a State, national and international level.
For more information, head to karrathanetballassociation.wa. netball.com.au.
Kids learning warm-ups from NetSetGo co-ordinator Amanda Morley.
More than 100 kids are registered for the Karratha NetSetGO program at the Leisureplex.
Young netballers participate in a passing and catching drill.
Kasey Ryan and Aja Tito, both 5.