My netball dream is...
My netball dream is for all the students at Roydvale School current and in the future to have full size netball courts which surface is not a Health and Safety risk to play on. Due to the Christchurch earthquakes and the delayed repair of school facilities in Christchurch the Roydvale School netball courts are severely cracked and uneven. Often young children trip and graze themselves due to the surface. Roydvale School have two school netball teams and all students use the two courts as part of their physical activity on a daily basis. The Board of Trustees and Principal have tried without success to get the Ministry of Education to prioritize the resurfacing of the courts however they have been told this is likely to be several years away. In the meantime the students suffer with terrible courts and injuries. I am a parent and one of the two netball coaches for the school, when we visit other schools in the area I am in awe of their quality netball courts. I am concerned when we play “at home” games for the risk to the children that play, who are 9 – 10 year old's, learning the rules of the game and are contending with far below standard courts. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the current netball court is not the right size! I know it is a huge request to ask for resurfaced netball courts however the 300+ children of Roydvale School have put up with terrible courts for the past 8 years since the earthquakes and are likely to wait another 4 years before these are fixed. My children may not even have the privilege of having reasonable courts. If ANZ was able to assist with the resurfacing of the courts the students, parent community, staff and Board of Roydvale School and indeed the whole community, who in the weekends use the courts, would be hugely grateful. Having ANZ on “our team” by providing this will not only reduce the number of accidents (grazes, ankle twists etc) that occur on the current courts, but could also improve the uptake of netball as a sport at Roydvale School and the quality of the games that we are able to play. It will also contribute to the pride of the students at the school to the facilities they have.
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