Netball Australia’s popular ANZ NetSetGO program continues to go from strength to strength with a record number of children participating in the program in 2014.
Over the last 12 months 145,650 children aged between five and 10 experienced ANZ NetSetGO, the introductory program for netball, at centres right around Australia.
That’s an increase of just over 61 per cent on the 2013 enrolment numbers. The number of centres Australia-wide offering ANZ NetSetGO also grew significantly from just over 1000 to 1687 by the end of the year.
Netball Australia’s Head of Sport Development Anne-Marie Phippard is thrilled by the continued rise in youngsters getting involved in netball through the ANZ NetSetGO program.
“One of the major attractions of ANZ NetSetGO is that parents know their children are getting a positive introduction to netball in a fun and safe environment at their local centres,” Phippard said.
“Their participation is also helping them to develop friendships and hopefully this experience will form a life-long love with the sport.
“A lot of the credit for the success in the growth of ANZ NetSetGO over the past 12 months must go to the state and territory netball bodies and the local associations and clubs who work together to deliver the program.
“I’m delighted that the number of ANZ NetSetGO centres has significantly increased as well, especially in regional and rural areas.
“We are growing netball’s footprint across Australia.”
In 2015, the ANZ NetSetGO participant pack includes new-look items which will celebrate Australia hosting the Netball World Cup in Sydney in August.
A t-shirt includes the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 logo on one of the sleeves while a new Gilbert netball is also included.
There’s also some exciting new initiatives taking place in the program this year – including dance moves being created by ANZ NetSetGO ambassador and Australian Diamonds star Kim Ravaillion.
Parents can save time by registering their children in an ANZ NetSetGO program by logging onto the ANZ NetSetGO website (www.netsetgo.asn.au) and finding their nearest centre.
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