Successful Firebirds clinics set to be expanded

clinics-website-980x490Netball Queensland is delighted to announce Firebirds clinics will be back over the Christmas break, and travelling to all reaches of the state after three Mission Queensland Firebirds players took part in the September skills and fun sessions from Toowoomba to the Sunshine Coast.

On the Sunshine Coast Firebirds speedster Verity Simmons led the school holiday clinic attracting a fantastic turn-out of up and coming players, ranging in age from five to 16.

Simmons was enthusiastic about the talent she saw but said the clinics aren’t just about learning new skills.

“I love seeing the kids happy and playing outdoors,” Simmons said.

“Getting away from the (text)books and computers and having fun playing with a group of friends is great,” she said.

Verity joined other Firebirds players past and present at the camps including Gabi Simpson, Laura Clemesha, Joanne Morgan, and 2015 recruit Caitlyn Strachan who led the way at the Ipswich and Beenleigh sessions.

“I loved being out in the Queensland community, assisting the development of junior netball players,” Strachan said.

Netball Queensland Participation Officer Megan Lennon said the school holiday clinics have been a great introduction to netball for those who wanted a taste of the sport as well as providing the opportunity to current players to up-skill.

“The clinics have been enormously popular and we are thrilled with the turn-out, so much so that we have started planning for an increased number over the  Christmas school holidays,” Lennon said.

“We want to take the clinics to some of our regional netball centres and I know all of our 2015 Mission Queensland Firebirds players are keen to be involved,” she said.

“We will announce those locations and dates very soon.”

Visit the Netball Queensland and Mission Queensland Firebirds Facebook pages for some great photos!