To celebrate the launch of the Netball World Cup SYDNEY schools Legacy Program, Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander, players Sharni Layton and Madi Robinson, Reid Federal MP Craig Laundy, and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School students and teachers gathered at Sydney Olympic Park, in the forecourt of Allphones Arena their ‘Class of 2015’ school photo.
The Class Photo was taken to mark the creation of the Schools Legacy Program which plays a critical role in providing opportunities and resources for schools and will include a suite of initiatives that ensures netball capitalises on the excitement of Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015.
Created in conjunction with Netball Australia, and thanks to NSW State Government and Federal Government funding, the initiative is set to create an enduring legacy for the sport within the education sector.
Key to the program is the newly developed ‘Schools Mini NWC2015’ curriculum resource that brings the 10-day event to life in the classroom. The resource will be available for teachers from Term 1 2015 and each year will evolve with a unique netball experience, providing a netball learning opportunity for many years to come. Netball World Cup 2015 is the first chapter of the curriculum evolution and each year the resource will have a new netball experience for students and teachers.
Teachers who have registered to be ambassadors (via the registration site here) will have access to the new resource as well as receiving a teacher ambassador kit which includes, access to lesson plans and SMART board resources, special and exclusive netball offers and teacher merchandise. Ambassadors are encouraged to add the new resource to their 2015 planning.
Netball World Cup is also encouraging teachers to get involved in the attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest netball clinic, taking place on Monday August 10 next year.
The World’s Biggest Netball Clinic, partnered by Netball NSW and Sydney Olympic Park Authority, is an opportunity to celebrate schools contributions to the sport, with over 600 participants expected to take the ‘court’ which will include the Olympic Boulevard in Sydney Olympic Park. Students from regional and remote areas will also be able to participate in the clinic through live video conferencing or live interactive video opportunities.
Schools will be invited to register to take part in the World Record attempt via the Teacher Ambassador Program, with participating students to enjoy international matches of NWC2015 following the clinic.
For NWC2015 Chief Executive Marne Fechner, the launch of the Schools Initiatives is a significant phase for the NWC2015 Legacy Program.
“As a major event on the 2015 sporting calendar, Netball World Cup provides a unique opportunity to launch programs that will leave an enduring legacy for the game. Embedding netball in schools is a critical priority for netball, so we are pleased to be working with Netball Australia to engage with schools and teachers around Netball World Cup.
“We want to harness the profile of and enthusiasm for this event, ensuring netball’s presence in schools continues to grow well beyond August next year.”
“It was exciting to see the delight of the primary schools kids sitting alongside Lisa (Alexander), Madi (Robinson) and Sharni (Layton), not to mention the obvious commitment from Craig Laundy MP. It highlighted the interest that a World Cup will bring, and the importance of strong Legacy Programs to ensure the sport continues to grow and development for future generations.”
Reid Federal MP Craig Laundy is thrilled with the launch of the Schools Program creation as part of the Federal funding distribution.
“Since taking office in September last year, the Coalition has committed $3 million to assist Netball Australia in delivering the 2015 Netball World Cup, and an additional $3 million has been committed towards the construction of a Netball Centre of Excellence in Sydney.
“However, netball’s long term viability requires support at both elite and grassroots levels, so I am delighted that Netball Australia is using the excitement surrounding the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney to encourage school children to participate in the sport.”
To access the NWC2015 schools resources, teachers can register to be ambassadors at here
Netball World Cup media enquires
Angela Colless – 0406 994 583
Reid Federal MP Craig Laundy media enquires
William Roberts – 0431 318 893
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