Netgo Vanuatu on the move to introduce netball to grass-root level

Netgo Vanuatu club member Sisilia Roqara takes selfie with students at Onesua Presbyterian College last Saturday. Photo: Sisilia Roqara

Vanuatu Netball Association joined the Netgo programme in February this year with its inception to develop netball from grass-root level.

Vanuatu is one of the Pacific countries being part of the programme through Netball New Zealand and the Pacific Sporting Partnership through New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Speaking to this newspaper yesterday country programme coordinator Virginia Taravaki believes they would need to learn a lot from the programme.

“We just started this programme this year and we still young and new and we still have a lot to learn,” she said.

They have yet to meet their objectives.

“We still working to meet our objectives and they include establishing good relationships in schools.

“Run workshops for teachers to train them on how to be a coach,” she added.

The Netgo programme team from Vanuatu netball were in Onesua Presbyterian College last Saturday.

“We taught students the basics of netball, the rules, base movement in netball.”

Schools competition

School’s registration for the PSP Vanuatu Netgo Schools league competition closes this Friday.

The Schools competition will begin next Friday from 2pm at the Netball Centre.

All schools will compete in U14 and U18 grades.

The school’s competition will be held every Friday afternoon from 2pm-4pm.

Update in Santo

NetGo Vanuatu is in Santo and has met with Sanma Province Sports Officer, President of Sanma Netball Association (SNA), Sanma Education and Luganville municipal sports officer to formally introduce themselves and new and exciting program.

“VNA and PSP Vanuatu look forward to working with you for the development of netball in and across Vanuatu.”

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