This year’s tour is still to be 100% confirmed but we aim to head out from 19th November – 7 December 2015. Please get in touch if you’re interested in joining us.
We are currently preparing for our 2014 tour in November. We are again working with the Jungle Crows Foundation, developing Khelo Netball to their programme, bringing play to some of the world’s most deprived children.
It was all touch and go with just a week before we were due to depart on this year’s tour, as one of our UK volunteers dropped out at the very last minute. Should we go or should we cancel the trip was the big question! The concern being that we would struggle to manage this year’s tour with only 3 experienced netball players/coaches. After some deliberation and discussions with the local organisation that was going to assist us in India (The Jungle Crows Foundation “JCF”) we decided to take the challenge on and run this tour as a “pilot trip”.
The official report has finally been completed and you can download it here
First time volunteer coach Rachel Bostock took time out to write about her experiences touring with the Trust’s tour to India in November 2012.
She shares her experiences of traveling in a new country, seeing amazing sights and enjoying local delicacies, coaching netball to girls and boys at four schools in Bhubaneswar and her colleagues who kept her busy and entertained over the 10 day tour.
Three Feet Radio’s hosts Ben Carbonaro and Luke Herbert have featured interviewed the founder of the Netball Development Trust, Monica Thandi – listen in!
Netball Development Trust founder Monica Thandi speaks about the work of the Trust, taking netball to underprivileged parts of the world, engaging with communities in Uganda/India, support from the IFNA and plans for possible expansion to allow for the organisation to deliver their programs to even more communities.
The Trust embarks on a netball coaching tour to India on the 1st of november. The 3 member tour party will land in the capital city New Delhi where they will join Naz Foundation’s Goal programme for a session of netball coaching on the 2nd. The Tour party then travels a thousand miles south east to Bhubaneswar, in Odisha state where the 3 UK volunteer coaches are joined by 4 in-country coaches as they deliver a netball coaching programme through to the 9th of november at KISS and Sai International schools. The coaching sessions will reach a group of over 20 young leaders who are being trained to run the programme the year around in Bhubaneswar and over 350 girls and boys from 4 schools including KISS which is the world’s largest school for tribals with over 16500 students!
The four day coaching sessions culminate in a netball tournament featuring 8 teams vying for the Thandi Cup and Lamont Bowl; and the winners of the two trophies and runners-up will be receiving NDT gold and silver medals!
The Tour party consists of:
Stay tuned to our website, facebook and twitter for updates and news on the programme and results from the tournament.
The Netball Development Trust supports children from the poorest areas of Uganda and India by providing netball coaching to primary school kids…
Helen Lloyd who plays for Ambleside in the Coventry & Warwickshire League sent us this note:
I recently had the opportunity to go to India with recently founded charity The Netball Development Trust, which aims to enrich the lives of young people in some of the poorest areas in the world by helping them to discover the joys of playing netball.
We spent 2 weeks in a rural area of India called Bhubaneshwar, and worked with 4 schools coaching over 500 children during our time there, ending with a fantastic tournament between the schools. We were also lucky enough to experience the wonderful culture that India has to offer.
I am emailing you on behalf of NDT, as they are currently organising a tour to Uganda in June and India in November. If you know of anyone in you club who may be interested in either tour, please forward this to them as it is such a fantastic experience and a real eye opener! Below is a letter from one of NDT’s trustees, and for any more info please feel free to either email me or go to the website!
and here is the letter she included from the trustee:
An NDT tour party recently visited Bhubaneshwar in the south eastern Indian state of Odisha. Our ten member coaching group delivered a Netball coaching programme at four schools to over 550 girls and boys and a group of young leaders who will continue coaching the year around at the Kalinga Institute of Social Studies (KISS) in Bhubaneshwar.
NORTH Devon netball girls will be sharing their enthusiasm for the game with youngsters in India when they fly out there as coaches later this month.
Sophie Lamont of the Venners Bakery club and Tessa Gorin of Langtree Reunites are going to Kolkata, capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, on October 27 for two-and-a-half weeks.
They will be two of just four netball players from the UK who are part of a joint project by the Netball Development Trust and the Tag Rugby Trust, to teach the sports to young people in urban and rural areas of India.
Both have had to raise a minimum of £1,300 to meet their costs and are hoping to raise more, so that extra money will be available to buy equipment to leave behind.
They will also be taking with them equipment donated by a number of North Devon netball clubs. The girls were chosen to take part by England Netball and the Netball Development Trust. Tessa is head coach at the Langtree club.
Sophie last year took part in a young leaders camp in Warwickshire, working with Tanzanian players practicising for the Commonwealth Games and later in the year returned there as a staff mentor. She was also a volunteer at the World Series in Liverpool.
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