Netball Set for Expansion
1V Netball now has its weekly fix in the heart of the community – at Bangor Street community Centre. But there are plans to expand the netball sessions other parts of the town.
Currently there are two sessions from 11.00am to 1.00pm every Sunday (from 8th January). Membership is open to girls aged between 5 and 14 years of age. The aim of the sessions is to promote female participation in sport as well as learning important skills such as team building, healthy activity and leadership. Membership is completely full.
The netball coach, Rukhsana Moress, is a Level 2 Netball certified coach. There is a registration fee, with each hour long weekly session costing £2.50. The current set of sessions will take place between August and December 2017.
For more information or to join the waiting list, email email@example.com
I didn’t Realise How Much Fun Netball could be…
1V netball has been running for nearly two years. Whether you are inspired by fitness or simply want to start a new sport, 1V Netball is the perfect opportunity to develop sporting skills.
Khaleesa, an ardent netball player said, “I am having so much fun. I am learning new skills in netball and spending more time with my best friends. I hope when I go to secondary, I can be captain of the netball team.”
Unaisa, a recent addition to the netball group said, “I didn’t realise how much fun netball is! I enjoy playing and making new friends. Plus I am getting fit and healthy in the process!”
Rawha said she enjoys the challenge of working as a team with the netball group. “I like the challenge of improving myself within a team dynamic. The netball group is a friendly environment to play in and our coach Ruksana is so approachable and so much fun. I am learning new skills including good hand and eye co-ordination. With the new skills I am learning, I am hoping to play in a league in the future.”
Ruksana Moress, a trained netball coach who will be overseeing the sessions said:
“Netball is such a popular team sport. It is fun and it encourages team bonding. Netball requires strategy and motivation. These are great skills that we want to teach the girl’s which they can utilise in other facets of their life.”
One Voice also provide opportunities for girls to participate in an initiative called West End Girls (WEGs) for the benefit of 12-17-year-olds in the Blackburn and Darwen areas.
WEGs was established to increase empowerment for both youth and female sectors of the town whilst making a positive contribution to the community.