England Netball has announced that they will be involved with the Vitality SportsFest this year. The family-friendly sports festival event will take place on the Wormsley Getty Family Estate in Buckinghamshire on the 30th and 31st of July 2016.
As part of England Netball’s participation in the event, two big stars of English netball will be in attendance. Both champion defenders, Jodie Gibson and Lindsay Keable will be on hand to help teach some useful netball skills to budding young netballers.
The Vitality SportsFest is aimed at children aged from 5 to16 and their families. The event is meant to be an opportunity for kids and families to learn more about the sports they love and also to discover new ones. The festival is unique in the UK as an event that celebrates everything sporty.
It is estimated that round 2500 people will be attending or participating in the event this year in late July. At the event not only will keen young athletes be given the chance to meet their heroes, but also to make new friends and to learn more about sport in general and to develop their skills. The weekend will include a wide range of fitness and health-based sessions which have been designed with the whole family in mind as well as a family fun run on the Sunday morning. The weekend will also see a number of informal competitions take place which could see participants going up against their sporting heroes! A range of additional family-centred activities will also be taking place such as kids’ entertainers and live music. Those visiting the festival have the option of camping or glamping on this beautiful private estate in the Chilterns.
For young netballers this is a rare opportunity to meet two of England’s biggest names, Jodie Gibson and Lindsay Keable. The netballers will be hosting a session that will involve learning the kind of netball drills found on http://www.sportplan.net/drills/Netball/drills.jsp as well as showing off their well-honed skills. This is a great opportunity for any keen young player.
Tickets for the event have gone on sale and are available to buy through the Vitality SportsFest website. Members of England Netball can also claim 15% off their ticket prices when using the code SF16ENGLANDNETBALL.