My netball dream is...
“The Ruks” are a new and upcoming team who are looking to expand over the next few years.
We are a group of young ladies who are very passionate about netball. A couple of us are mums and our tamariki come along to watch as well. They love the sport too so it’s a great opportunity for them to learn more and further their knowledge.
We entered a team in B Grade, in the Thursday night, Open Grade Competition here in Hamilton this year. We did pretty well. Went through grading unbeaten. Played in round 1 of B Grade..... unbeaten. We were promoted to A grade where we played in round 2 and the championship rounds and again still unbeaten. A total of 13 consecutive wins. Made our way to the final but unfortunately lost by 2. Became the Runners Up for A Grade, 2019 for our competition. An amazing achievement by us all.
With our different style of play and our different coaching style (different from the traditional coaching ways) I believe it helped us become undefeated. We attracted players who weren’t getting game time.
We are looking to be more innovative in our play style. We want to bring new and fresh ideas to the court. We have a male coach who has enrolled himself into the NNZ Coaching Framework - Level 1 CCA modules held here in the Waikato to further his knowledge on the sport and teach us players more so we benefit from it.
Because we have quite a few newbies wanting to join in 2020, up to 15 players, we are in desperate need of a new kit which will include playing uniforms, training tops, hoodies and tracksuits.
We will also need to upgrade our playing equipment and a new gear bag.
Having ANZ on our side would be absolutely amazing. It would help our team out so much. It would provide us with all that we need and our tamariki will benefit from it too if they choose to play for us in the future.
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