The National Governing Bodies for cricket, hockey and netball have joined forces in a bid to encourage 150,000 schoolgirls to play team sports. The initiative named, TeamUp has been launched by the England and Wales Cricket Board, England Hockey and England Netball. Their aim is to engage with more than 15,000 schools over the next three years to help them increase their offer in cricket, netball and hockey for girls aged between seven and thirteen.
The Football Association is one of six sports to receive reduced public funding and will see a £1.6 million drop in its subsidy.
Girls are put off sport and physical activity because of their experiences of school sport and PE
More schools are offering pupils sports such as cheerleading, yoga and boxing in PE lessons, while participation in traditional team games has declined
It promises to be fun day out so if you can go along and give them a cheer and maybe a few spare coppers please do.
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Netball’s governing body the IFNA has announced a series of experimental rule changes to be trialled in this year’s World Netball Series due to be held in Manchester in October. The changes, which include shooting for double points outside the goal circle, will put “the fitness, technical ability and tactical awareness” of the best players in the world to the test. The high profile series will see ithe world’s top six netballing nations – England, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Samoa and Malawi – play to the new format, with each match consisting of four six-minute quarters.