Fever coach’s visit builds netballers’ skills, leadership

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Marinkovich with students from NSHS Shooting Stars program and Netball Academy.
Camera IconMarinkovich with students from NSHS Shooting Stars program and Netball Academy. Credit: Michael Traill

Narrogin Senior High School netballers gained priceless experience last Thursday when West Coast Fever head coach Stacey Marinkovich held an on-court and leadership session with the girls.

Students in Years 7 to 10 from the school’s Netball Academy and Shooting Stars program first took to the court for a skills session before conducting leaderships sessions throughout the day.

Shooting Stars is joint initiative of Netball WA and Glass Jar Australia which uses netball as a vehicle to encourage greater engagement and attendance at school of young Aboriginal girls living in WA’s regional towns.

“These girls have so many positive attributes and for me I want to help them find ways to make that self-awareness come out,” Marinkovich said.

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“I hope they can take away some of the tools that have helped me build on my own experiences and use them to help further their personal growth and education.

“It’s been wonderful to visit Narrogin and see first-hand the amazing work being done by Shooting Stars staff and its participants.”

Shooting Stars executive officer Fran Haintz said the visit from the coach would be a memorable experience.

“The chance for our participants to gain valuable leadership skills and insights from one of their netball heroes and mentors is extraordinary.” she said.

“Having access to Stacey will have a long-lasting impact on helping our participants realise their full potential, not just with their education but as future leaders within their community.”

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