My netball dream is...
First, an introduction from us – we are Flanshaw Road School! A well established, and ambitious little school, based in Te Atatu South, West Auckland. Our school prides itself on motivating students to aspire to greatness - to be their own personal best.
We should receive the grant as we have an ever-increasing number of students who are keen to play netball, and are currently feeling the pinch as we stretch our limited resources to cater for more and more teams every season.
We have previously even had to limit the number of teams that were able to play, to just the senior and middle school (i.e. no netball for year 1 or 2 children), as there were just not the resources available to make this happen. Not enough balls, not enough bibs, ball pumps, bags, first aid kits and so on.
We have obviously supplemented our essential netball supplies wherever we could over the last couple of years, but we are in desperate need of ANZ’s help to set-up our courts, hoops and nets please. Our school has recently concreted a much awaited new junior court, but due to budget constraints, has been unable to surface this for the juniors to play netball on.
We would love to have our court surfaces improved to facilitate better netball trainings and support of the code within our school. We would greatly receive whatever support you would be willing to provide with this – obviously a cushioned acrylic surface that reduces slipping in wet weather, would be our absolute dream come true, but your help with even just painting these courts would be greatly appreciated!
Also limiting our eager netballers at present, is a dire shortage of hoops. We only have a couple of full height hoops, which are completely unusable for children year 5 and below. We would love your support with installing proper junior height hoops and nets, to encourage and motivate our kids as they start building their netball skills. By installing these new hoops, ANZ would be creating the opportunity for younger students (years 1-2) to also play, strengthening the pathway to netball within the school.
More immediately, we would also really benefit from ANZ’s support with new supplies for our junior teams. These teams always end up with old kit bags and old balls, so it would be extremely helpful if you were able to gift us new kit bags, balls, pumps and proper bibs for each team. This would allow each team to be responsible for their own equipment and enable us to keep teams' gear separate from the general school PE equipment. You would be empowering our young netballers to take pride in their team and get the most out of each training session and game day – love their gear, love their game even more!
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