Nettyheads helping Port Stephens Netballers develop their skills

Participants enjoying a cool ice block and some down time after the session.
Participants enjoying a cool ice block and some down time after the session.


WITH Port Stephens Netball Association opening their registrations for the upcoming season in the next couple of weeks, the time was ripe for local netball coaching duo ‘Nettyheads’ to hold a coaching clinic on the Raymond Terrace courts last Saturday.

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Twenty young netballers, between the ages of 10 and 12, took the opportunity to further develop their skills in the game of netball with two of the best coaches in the land.

Nettyheads, created by former Hunter Jaegers and Sydney Swifts goal attack Tiffany Gilmour and NSW Institute of Sport junior Nat Hilder, put the group through their paces for three hours on what turned out to be a hot summer’s day, but the effort was no doubt worth it.

Despite the warm weather, the players were focussed and engaged in all of the drills that Gilmour and Hilder put them through, an experience that will hopefully assist them when competition starts in the coming months and possibly beyond.

“We want to bring all of those skills and what we’ve learned in our careers to netball courts across the Hunter,” Nat Hilder told News Of The Area.

“It’s great to be here today at Port Stephens Netball Association.”

The players also found the experience to be more than worthwhile.

“It was great,” participant Athiana Kelly told News of the Area.

“I got to learn some new skills and do some fun drills with my friends, but by the end I was exhausted.”

Another participant, Sophie Cieplechowicz, also got a lot out of the session.

“The coaches were lovely,” Sophie told News of the Area.

“It was a great start to get ready for the season ahead and even though it was hot, it was fun.”


By Rachael VAUGHAN


Coaches putting the participants through some drills.
Coaches putting the participants through some drills.

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