Term 2 training started on 14 January 2021 and is following a revised timetable:
- 17h30 to 18h40 – U11s (girls born in 2010 or later). There are no COVID restrictions for this age group.
- 18h50 to 20h00 – U13s and U15s (girls born in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005 who have not yet turned 16). Girls in this age group must wear a face mask at all times. Whilst fitness, skills and drills are allowed, we are not permitted to do any matchplay.
- Unfortunately, under current government regulations, girls aged 16 and over are not permitted to participate in any indoor sports. This includes those born in 2005 (who have turned 16), 2004 and earlier. Netball training for this group is suspended until further notice.
Sponsored fitness challenges
In February, our girls will be raising money for local children’s cancer charity Zoé4Life by completing two sponsored fitness challenges. Full details of the challenge requirements can be found in the members’ area of this website. Thank you for supporting them in their efforts and also this great cause!
It’s not just the girls getting involved. AGNA’s coaches, umpires and committee members past and present braved freezing temperatures to kick-start their own challenges, completing 10km walks in small groups (to comply with current Covid rules). Keep going everyone!
Do you need some netball inspiration?
SkySports will be showing every game of England’s Vitality Netball Superleague across its TV and YouTube channels. The 2021 season starts on Friday, 12 February.
Would you like to train as an umpire?
Swiss Netball are running umpire training courses in 2021: see swissnetball.ch/events for more details. As soon as you have completed either Swiss Netball’s Introduction to Umpiring course or Netball Europe’s C Award Theory Course, you can start to gain valuable practical experience. Below are links to two Swiss Netball documents that outline the opportunities available to you to develop your umpiring skills.
AGNA would be willing to pay the umpiring course fees for any of our members aged 14 and over, on the proviso that you umpire on behalf of AGNA once qualified. Please get in touch with us if this is of interest to you or if you have any questions.
Assistant netball coach opportunities
Are you a parent who would like to be involved with the club? Are you a player and would like to expand your skills further? If yes, then why not be an assistant netball coach? We always welcome new additions to come and help with the club.
Assistant coaching duties include the following:
- Arriving at training on time and fully prepared for the session. This entails reading the session plan in advance, in order to know what to expect.
- Greeting players on arrival and guiding them to and from the gym hall.
- Helping to set up and put away equipment.
- Monitoring players throughout the session and encouraging use of correct netball technique.
- Taking directives from the Head Coach and assisting the Head Coach.
- Ensuring health and safety practises are followed.
- Promoting a caring, positive environment for everyone.
- Attending some tournaments and matchplay events.
The aim of the assistant coach role is to eventually be able to plan the training session and lead this for a small group of girls. It is extremely rewarding to help the girls build their confidence and to watch and help them develop their netball skills. If you are interested, please come along to one of our training sessions to find out more.
Sunshine Coast Lightning and Australian Diamonds player Stephanie Wood answered our questions live on Zoom.
Good luck to our girls taking part in Swiss Netball’s U17s trials!
For more netball news and advice, why not take a look at the websites of netball’s national, regional and world governing bodies: www.swissnetball.ch , http://www.netballeurope.com , www.netball.sport .
Below is a summarised version of an interview that took place live on Zoom. A huge thank you to Stephanie for talking to us, and to coach Marney for organising this. To start, could you talk us through your netball journey?I started playing netball when I was six and I’ve just turned 29. From aContinue reading “Sunshine Coast Lightning and Australian Diamonds player Stephanie Wood answers our questions”
It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to Elly, Stefan, Anna and Aimée, who move to the UK at the end of this month. The entire family has been at the heart of founding and developing AGNA from the very beginning. Elly is one of our founder committee members when the club startedContinue reading “A fond farewell to the Fischers”
Even during lockdown, AGNA members are keeping the ball moving. Watch our video here!