School Club Links

Strong links between Schools and Netball Clubs are an essential way of ensuring young people enjoy Netball both within school and in the community at a club. 

England Netball recognises the pressure on both the education sector to deliver against National Curriculum targets and the growing demand on clubs to ensure they are delivering in a high quality environment. Therefore, the England Netball School Club Link programme has been developed as a 'support tool' for both schools and clubs to ensure an integrated approach is taken. The England Netball School Clubs Links Guide provides all the information required to create a high quality Netball School Club link. The '5 stage model' enables schools and clubs to work together to create their own unique school club link programme. 

Here are some of the benefits of creating a School Club link: 

  • Greater numbers of young people participating in club sport
  • Increased membership in the club
  • Increased number of coaching opportunities
  • Increased number of young volunteers (leaders and officials) in the club
  • Increased accessibility to funding to further develop the club and its volunteers/coaches
  • Increased profile within the local community
  • Increased profile within the sports community

How to Set Up a School Club Link

Whether you are a school or a club, contact Carey McCormick, Hampshire's Netball Development Officer, for support in setting up a school club link.

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