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Brand New Community Netball Club Launches for Year 5 - Year 9 pupils

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  • 25th Feb 2022 12:30

Brand New Community Netball Club Launches for Year 5 - Year 9 pupils

This week, secondary school Charnwood College, part of the David Ross Education Trust, is launching a brand-new community netball club for pupils from Year 5 - Year 9 in Loughborough. The Charnwood College Comets Netball Club aims to bring a love of netball to the wider community, offering low-cost expert training and the opportunity for young budding athletes to meet peers and forge new friendships from across the region.

In weekly sessions, club members will have access to Charnwood College coaches, known for their sporting excellence. Charnwood’s netball team has been highly successful, winning the inter-trust tournament in 2019 and producing players who have gone on to play at the regional level or at university. Through similar training practices, the Charnwood College Comets Netball Club will allow young athletes to develop the skills and experience to take them to the next level in their netball, no matter their sporting background.

The Charnwood College Comets Netball Club will start on Monday 21st February, and runs from 6pm-7pm for Year 5 and 6 and 7pm-8pm for Year 7, 8 and 9. The first session is free and anything after that will be £3 per session.

Georgia O’Brien, Netball Lead for the David Ross Education Trust and Head of Netball at Charnwood College, said:


“The idea to start the new netball club the Charnwood College Comets Netball Club arose after I realised there was little option for pupils of all year groups to play netball outside of school. My main aim for the club currently is to allow young people the opportunity to access a fun and supportive netball community that is focussed on the love of the sport. I have grown up in and around netball and am proud to be sharing my passion and love for the sport with the younger generation. I’m extremely pleased by the enthusiastic response we have received for the club so far, and look forward to watching the club grow in the weeks, months, and years ahead.”

Shane Ward, Director of Sport at the David Ross Education Trust, said:


“Here at the David Ross Education Trust we pride ourselves on our sporting offer. Through initiatives like the Charnwood College Comets Netball Club, we are looking to expand our impact and offer sporting opportunities to the wider community, to allow young people in the communities we serve access to sport and all the benefits that come with it. We truly believe that excellent sporting opportunities should be accessible for everyone. We are very excited about this new community netball club, and look forward to following the club’s success.”

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