Netball Australia is delivering a junior development workshop in Malaysia this week as it continues its support of netball in the Asian region ahead of the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney.
Netball Australia, supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is holding a two-day workshop focused on up-skilling local coaches and teachers from the Malaysian Netball Association (MNA) to ensure the quality delivery of the Jom Pi Jaring program.
Modelled on Netball Australia’s successful junior development program NetSetGO!, Jom Pi Jaring provides children aged 5-8 with the best possible learning and playing experience that enables them to develop a positive introduction to netball.
The Malaysian program incorporates skill activities, minor games and modified matches and is coordinated by the Netball Australia trained coaches to ensure a quality experience for all participants.
Established in 2012, Netball Australia initially trained 30 local coaches and teachers to deliver the program in 14 pilot centres throughout Malaysia.
Netball Australia’s International Development Manager, Olivia Philpott was in Kuala Lumpur this week to conduct induction training to coaches from nine new identified Jom Pi Jaring centres while providing a refresher to the those that initially received training last year.
“The delivery of further coach education underlines Netball Australia’s commitment to our relationship with the MNA with the sharing of information, resources and learnings to build the capability of both organisations and the broader communities they represent,” Philpott said.
“The Jom Pi Jaring program provides opportunities for young girls to be more physically active and acquire new interpersonal links through their involvement in netball in a safe and supportive environment.”
With Sydney hosting the 2015 Netball World Cup, Netball Australia is focused on leaving an international legacy within the Asian and South Pacific regions following the tournament in two years’ time.