netball in zim.jpgThe first ever Netball Safari workshop for umpires, coaches and players to be held in the country has begun in the capital at Girls High School attracting participants from all the country’s provinces.

It is the first international netball course to be attended by representatives from the Netball Super League teams, provincial technical directors, club coaches, National Association of School Heads (NASH), National Association of Primary Schools (NAPH), tertiary institutions in all the 10 provinces.

Zimbabwe Netball Association president, Amai Letticia Chipandu said Zimbabwe is a sleeping netball giant that has awoken and is ranked 3rd in  Africa but is confident of bringing the country a gold medal at the forthcoming all Africa Games in Maputo from 3 to 18 September.

Renowned international instructor and former British national team coach, Liz Bromade, is conducting the course and is being assisted by two trainees and Netball players from the UK.

Bromade said the country has huge potential now that it is back on the international fold following 17 years of absence.

The workshop aims to raise the standard of play throughout the country.

The participants are sharing their knowledge and experience of the game while learning new tactics and training methods. The Netball Safari will run until the 30th.