Little Leagues look to net new talent

By on 09/03/2011 in News

With the new season just weeks away, sporty youngsters in Birmingham are being urged to sign-up to compete in one of the city's Netball ‘Little Leagues’.

Nine leagues are in operation across the city (see list below), with over 650 girls aged 8-11 enjoying coaching and taking part in adult supervised games.

The leagues are run by volunteers with support from Birmingham City Council and participation is free of charge.

Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, Cllr Martin Mullaney, said: “This is a great opportunity for girls across Birmingham to take up an exciting and growing sport. As well as encouraging more girls to play netball and develop their skills, we hope to foster a strong sense of team spirit, fun and friendship. 

“The girls don't need to have played netball before, as each team is made up of a careful balance of experienced and new players. 

“Netball is the number one team sport for women in this country and England are ranked third in the world, behind Australia and New Zealand. Who knows we could find a future star right here in Birmingham.”

In addition to new players, organisers are looking for volunteers to help run the leagues and teams. Training in coaching, first aid and Safeguarding Children in Sport is available.

See www.birmingham-netball.co.uk  for details on how you can take part or contact Susan Bell, Sports Developemt Manager for Netball on 0121 464 6009, or email info@birmingham-netball.co.uk.

Birmingham's Little Leagues

  • Bartley Green 
  • Erdington 
  • Harborne 
  • Fox Hollies 
  • Newhall 
  • Hamstead 
  • Bournville and Selly Oak 
  • Turves Green 
  • Billesley and Kings Heath

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