Primary schoolchildren in the Borough of Hillingdon were brought together to take part in a fantastic community netball tournament and day out organised by Charville Netball Club on in September 2013.
Charville’s Donna Charles said, “The project was organised because we wanted to give something back to our amazing community who have supported us so much over the years. This was also a good way of enabling young people to create new friendships and be involved with something different to the normal netball scene!”
The tournament was under the new High 5 format for netball, which is a great way for young people to get active, enjoy themselves and make new friends. High 5 netball is designed specifically for children, aged 9-14, and uses fun and variety to get them into the game, polish skills and aid fitness.
As well as games between teams from across the borough, there was a shoot-out competition, umpire coaching and both a giant bouncy castle and a gladiator joust which both the children and adults seemed to enjoy!
The event, held at Ryefield Primary School, was funded by a Small Grant Fund from the Jack Petchey Foundation, which was awarded to Charville after netball coach Amanda El-Homssi was awarded an Outstanding Leader Award for her work at the club.
Charville Netball Club was voted the Middlesex Club of the Year 2012-13 and their youth training sessions take place from 5.30 to 7.00 every Monday. To find out more about the club click here!
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