Peel Lightning holds school holiday clinic

THE FUTURE: Peel Lightning's school holiday clinics saw budding young players being coached by state professionals. Photo: Supplied.
THE FUTURE: Peel Lightning's school holiday clinics saw budding young players being coached by state professionals. Photo: Supplied.

Budding young netballers in the Peel region were given a unique experience on Sunday, July 11, when Peel Lightning held two junior clinics.

The clinics were held at the Halls Head recreation centre and held over 110 attendees between the two sessions.

The first session catered to juniors from the ages of nine to 12, and the second for juniors aged 13 to 16.

Peel Lightning president Deb Clancy said the day was a huge success, enjoyed by both the children and the Lightning team.

"This was our very first clinic and our players embraced this with open arms loving the enthusiasm of the kids," she said.

Peel Lightning's state league coaches and players banded together to teach attendees a number of skills such as footwork, shooting and defense.

MASCOT: Peel Lightning's beloved mascot Lucy Lightning even showed up to say hello. Photo: Supplied.

MASCOT: Peel Lightning's beloved mascot Lucy Lightning even showed up to say hello. Photo: Supplied.

The sessions each finished with a game to consolidate and action the skills they had been taught.

"The feedback was amazing from the parents and the kids," Clancy said.

Clancy previously told the Mail that the Peel Lightning and its junior bolts team was a much-needed addition to WA netball.

"Netball WA saw lots of talent coming through the Peel, but there was no pathway," she said.

"We saw what was homegrown and after taking a breather for a year we put in a strategic plan."