Tours to India, Uganda and Kenya
Take a look under a specific country’s flag to see the work we’re doing there. The total number of children that have been directly introduced to netball by being part of one of our tours is now around 7000 and we have a 50 strong group of young leaders and volunteers that continue the programmes all year around. Children are now benefiting from a new sport, having fun and the health and lifestyle benefits that come with it.
A typical NDT tour is two weeks long. During the week we coach as many children as we physically can! We work with both boys and girls together, most of whom have not had any prior experience of playing netball and are usually about 10-16 years old. During the week we look for those children who will be strong enough to represent their school, and by Friday we have selected 10 players – 5 boys and 5 girls – from each school to play in the tournament. Tournament day is much anticipated by all participants (and coaches!) and is an event not to be missed! Those children not selected come along with their friends, banners and drums and cheer (very loudly!) for their school!
To learn more about coming on tour, you can read our volunteers’ tour reports!
Simultaneously we are running a ‘Train the Trainers’. This is where we work with those who are able to dedicate time in-country to continue the legacy and carry the programme forward – school teachers, sports coaches, secondary school students and netball players. We work with them on their coaching and umpiring skills and the administration of a tournament so that they can deliver the programme year around, once we’ve gone back home.
You could join us on a tour!
Currently to Uganda and Kenya each year with plans to expand and offer tours to Pakistan and India, when safer to travel. What a way to pass a few weeks!
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