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Rokoura: Net-GO Good For Grassroots Netball

Around 300 Fijian teachers have been ac­credited for complet­ing the Net-GO programme, a multi-stakeholder exercise designed to promote grass­roots netball. Programme co-ordinator and former Fijian Pearls cap­tain/coach, Una Rokoura, said
14 Dec 2018 11:00
Rokoura: Net-GO Good For Grassroots Netball
Central & Eastern Teachers attending the 10th Oceania Coach Foundation Workshop. Photo: Una Rokoura

Around 300 Fijian teachers have been ac­credited for complet­ing the Net-GO programme, a multi-stakeholder exercise designed to promote grass­roots netball.

Programme co-ordinator and former Fijian Pearls cap­tain/coach, Una Rokoura, said the support received for Net-GO had been overwhelm­ing and is confident it can make a difference.

The Net-GO programme is a partnership initiative be­tween Netball Fiji, Netball New Zealand and the Minis­try of Education.

It was set up by Netball New Zealand in Fiji last year to promote a healthy lifestyle and increase participation in the sport.

Speaking to SUNsports at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Lautoka yesterday, Rokoura said: “It has been overwhelming to see the level of support we have been get­ting from the teachers and their participation has been very encouraging.

“Last week we had around 37 teachers in the central di­vision that were accredited for their successful partici­pation and completion of the programme.

“Unfortunately, only four teachers from Lautoka man­aged to attend the session due to personal commitments.”

The overall aim of the pro­gramme is to improve the standard of netball at pri­mary and secondary school, as well as district club level, she said.

“We have been also giv­ing out free gift netball kit packs to schools around the country and at the same time conducting netball clinics,” Rokoura said.

“Also, we are looking at continuing to expand this programme to a much big­ger participation and bring about new initiatives to en­hance it in Fiji.”

-Edited by Sheldon Chanel

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