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25 teachers now Oceania Netball accredited coaches

August 21, 2019 4:55 pm

Twenty-five teachers from various schools in Labasa are now Oceania Netball Foundation accredited coaches.

Thanks to NetGo, a program that aims to improve the standard of netball in primary, secondary and also district level.

The two-day program, which ended yesterday is a partnership between Netball Fiji and Netball New Zealand and is the second to be held in Labasa this year.

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So far this year, 252 teachers have been certified coaches.

Program Coordinator Fiji – Una Rokoura says this is more than the total number of teachers they had last year when they launched and they still have 10 more coaching clinics to run.

These past two years we have seen the impact of this program and how it has impacted the teachers in terms of delivering the coaching and the result is the improvement of participation from the school. 

New Zealand Secondary School Netball Coach Chariss Barham says its exciting the number of students they will be able to reach with this program.

For every teacher that’s targeted, that’s at least 20 to 30 kids that they could impact, so think of the ripple effect…
The program also incorporates practicing healthy eating and lifestyle.

At the end of the two –day program, teachers are each given a kit, containing six netballs and a pump, 2 sets of bibs, first aid kit, whistle, cones plus the latest netball rule book.

The team moves to Taveuni tomorrow.

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