SVGNA reaches programme goal
August 19, 2014

SVGNA reaches programme goal

The executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association (SVGCA) set OUT to hold a summer programme to introduce new players to the sport and it has achieved just that.{{more}}

The five-day programme, staged at the Kingstown Netball Centre at New Montrose, August 11 to 15, saw 20 persons attending.

Beaming with satisfaction at the outcome was president of the SVGNA Dellarice Duncan, who expressed this to SEARCHLIGHT:

“It has been a good week… We had 20 persons attending, and even extended it for little boys and not that we wanted to teach them netball, but as there was some important developmental information to impart in terms of healthy lifestyles living,” Duncan detailed.

Looking back at the efforts, Duncan said: “Our first idea would have been from eight years to 13 years; however, we saw that there were a few young, tall players in the schools and for some reason they weren’t playing netball, so we thought of extending it to them.”

The five-day progamme included teaching the young ones the fundamental of the sport of netball, through actual on field demonstrations, the viewing of videos and the playing of matches.

“It was a holistic programme where we had asked the Caribbean Healthy Lifestyle personnel here to come and impart their knowledge with the young ladies and young boys…. We know what is happening today in our society in terms of the behaviour and the negative aspect of what is happening in society, so we are trying to eliminate all of that and at the same time get the kids involved in a sport,” Duncan expounded.

Duncan revealed that a similar programme took place at the Keartons hard court in Barrouallie.

Duncan noted that members of the Under-23 and senior teams, as well as others close to the sport were the main facilitators of the programme. (RT)