SSP Bee Netball Development Festival
This is an annual event for teams of 6 from years 3/4 as an introduction to competitive Netball. It is played with 4 children, from each team, on a smaller court and all children shooting, attacking and defending.
It was held at Lynnsport and 15+ teams took part in the morning session. The rules are similar but the emphasis is to get the children moving into spaces, looking around, passing accurately and having a shot on the net.
The schools were divided into 4 pools playing matches on a round robin basis which allowed them to watch other games.
The 2 groups took a little while getting used to playing against unfamiliar faces but warmed to the ideas and by the end of the session were producing some fine passes.
They all said, though a little nervous to begin with, they had enjoyed the experience