Wentworth Community Housing has again funded 5 girls under their “Girls with Goals” scholarship Program for 2017, which provided sponsorship of local Cranebrook girls to have the opportunity to be able to engage in a social sporting environment, providing funding for registration costs and uniforms for the 5 girls to play another year of netball with Cambridge Park Netball Club. Currently there is 1 registered in Under 8’s, 1 in Under 9’s, 3 in Under 11’s.
This year NCNS sponsored an additional 14 year old local girl to play for the first time. This has been a goal of hers for some time, so together with Rodney from Youth Hope we organised for her to play and uniforms. This has been a great success with her gaining skills and confidence during the season and the opportunity to build another network of friends.
The provision of registration costs and uniforms has addressed the financial barrier and enabled these girls to play the sport they enjoy, and with Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services providing transport and ongoing support for the players and their parents, the girls have developed not only physical skills, but emotional and social skills that will benefit them in all aspects of their lives. Each of the girls have continued to grow in skills and confidence since the beginning of the netball season, develop new friendships and is part of a supportive netball community.
Unfortunately 2 of our girls moved away interstate, but the other girls continue to thrive.
One of our girls tried out and was chosen to represent the Penrith District Netball Association Under 11 Representative Development Squad and has just completed the season of Rep carnivals. Devoting many hours of training and Sundays to achieve outstanding improvements to her game and resulting in her being awarded an Anne Sargent Scholarship to attend a skills clinic. This is a great achievement and commitment on her and her parent’s behalf.
We have just reached the end of the netball season, with 2 of our girls playing in the Grand-finals. On Sunday 24th September Cambridge Park Netball Club held their Junior presentation, where our girls and their teams we awarded trophies and celebrated the end of the 2017 netball season .
Check it out below!