New National Strategy to Make Netball More Accessible

Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:51

New National Strategy to Make Netball More Accessible

England Netball has announced a new strategy to make it easier for women and girls with a disability to play.

The national governing body for the sport will introduce a wide range of measures including competitions tailored for deaf or disabled players, and training coaches and officials to make their sessions more accessible.

A network of Core Inclusion Clubs will specialise in running accessible sessions in local communities, while a new 'Blended Netball' scheme will give girls at mainstream secondary schools the chance to deliver netball to students with special educational needs.

With disabled people twice as likely to be inactive as those without a disability, England Netball hopes to enable over 5,000 deaf or disabled people to participate in the sport by 2021.

The organisation is also set to launch a new booking platform early in the new year making it easier for spectators to book accessible seating at major events.

To find out more about the strategy, upcoming competitions and training opportunities visit the England Netball website.

Tags: Disability, Netball