International Netball Stars at Bolton School
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
More than 70 girls from Bolton School and the surrounding area are looking forward to the opportunity to learn from the very best international netball players the country has ever produced, by taking part in a one day roadshow.
The roadshow, which is run by Activate Sport, promises to be a fun filled day covering every aspect of netball skills, where the girls will benefit from expert tips and advice from international netball stars. The coaching will be led by Tracey Neville, who represented the country 74 times, including competing in the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games, before an injury forced her out of the game in 2004. Tracey, who is the twin sister of Phil Neville and younger sister of Gary Neville, currently plays for Leeds Met Carnegie in the British Super League, after being out injured for two years.
Tracey came in to school on 20 October to promote the International Netball Roadshow, along with current England squad player Karen Atkinson, and former England Captain Olivia Murphy, who are also involved in running the roadshow around the country. More than 100 girls from the Girls' junior and senior schools attended the lunchtime assembly to meet the ladies of England Netball, and the response beat all expectations, with places on the course soon filling up.
The International Netball Roadshow is a great opportunity for young girls to get involved in Netball and receive some quality coaching from ladies that have played at the highest level. It will be held on Sunday 29 November at Leverhulme Pavilion.
Due to the fantastic response, the school also plan to host a three day course in the February half term.