Saturday 21st November saw the first-ever Bangkok-wide Netball Festival, hosted by Shrewsbury International School, Riverside. Five schools and an impressive 75 students attended a morning of skill workshops, run by our fantastic Varsity squad members. Here, attendees were able to take part in six different workshops, all focusing on a range of skills within the sport.
Upon the completion of the skills session, the morning finished with a competitive but friendly tournament where players from different schools got a chance to play alongside each other. From Head of Netball, Ms Carly Walton's perspective, watching the skills be put into practice, was pleasing.
"The festival was a fantastic opportunity for students across the city to take part and learn more about the sport. With the game growing in popularity across the city, it is clear that through events such as the Netball festival, the game will go from strength to strength," Ms Walton said confidently.
Looking ahead to 2021 and the new addition of a championship netball court in the sports performance facility, currently, under construction, Shrewsbury has become the leading force in Netball's growth in the city. With the Thai national team also in talks to train at the new facility, Shrewsbury Netball looks destined to continue their upward trend. In the meantime, Ms Walton is looking forward to more inter-school fixtures coming up.
"The schools that attended the festival will have gained a lot from these sessions and come competition-time, we should see more and more fixtures in the diary. An exciting time for Netball at Shrewsbury indeed!"