Director of Junior Pathways, Brent Ferguson is keen to see this competition continue to grow and has big plans for growing this division and said “it will be great to give junior men the opportunity to play in a structured boys competition at a grass roots level, especially since we were unable to play at State Titles this year. This is another leap forward in bridging the gap and enabling those who have aged out to continue to play netball and develop their skills.”
Mens Netball NSW is keen to challenge the stigma of boys playing netball and raise awareness of the benefits that playing netball has. Not only is it a great team sport, it challenges both the physical and the mental capacity in a competitive and highly contested game. This is not a sport for the faint-hearted. Ferguson explains that “netball is a physical game; but its about learning body control and how to safely and fairly contest the ball while thinking about the next phase of play – which is tough on the body and brain.”
Our aim is to start to build the players of the future and create the pipeline for our NSW State Junior Teams and hopefully Australian representation. Mens Netball NSW will use this competition as the start of the talent identification process with players then invited into the Junior Development Program. We are here to also conduct Junior Clinics for any Associations, Clubs or Schools as these are often a great tool in introducing boys to Netball.
We are calling for any individual players who maybe looking for a team, to register your interest and Mens Netball NSW will assist in finding you a Club and Team to play in. Click on the link below to register.
Questions? Email our Junior Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org