Vanuatu Netball grateful for assistance from La Trobe University

Michele Whealy 2nd from right, and the two La Trobe University students came with gifts of netball equipment, plus providing support to Vanuatu Netball’s Under 21 team. National Coach Mildred Izono and Team Manager Virginia Taravaki far left and far right witnesses the occasion.

Vanuatu Netball Association has formed lasting relationship with La Trobe University.

14 Exercise Science students and their lecturers, Dr Brett Gordon and Dr Anthea Clarke from La Trobe University, Australia were currently in Port Vila on a university placement providing support to a number of sporting associations including the Vanuatu Netball Association.

The La Trobe University students had been involved in fitness screening and testing, as well as providing advice to the athletes and coaches around exercise to improve strength and conditioning and prevent injuries.

Much needed equipment has been sourced through various netball organizations in Australia. These include the Eastwood Ryde Netball Association and Cooper Teamwear from Sydney, Australia whom have kindly sponsored the Vanuatu Netball Association‘s National U21 Team’s uniforms, for the upcoming Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Challenge to take place in November this year.

“We would like to thank Program Manager — University Programs, Antipodeans Michele Whealy and the La Trobe University students for all the assistance they have and will continue to provide to Vanuatu Netball’s Under 21 training squad.

“They have assisted with netball balls and equipment and have organized for sponsorship for the Under 21 Team’s uniforms. Vanuatu Netball pays sincere gratitude to Sydney’s Eastwood Ryde Netball Association, and Cooper Team wear,” Vanuatu Netball’s Game Development Director Eileen Nganga told Daily Sports this week.

“We have formed a lasting relationship with them all and cannot thank them enough for all that they have done.”

Other donations witnessed saw Bendigo Spirit Basketball Club also donated shirts and basketballs to Wan Smol Bag.

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