Netball has been offered as a sport for girls at PV since the founding of the school. At present more than 180 girls participate in this sport.
In the early years, we trained on three courts only, but nowadays we have six courts, one of which is an indoor court. The well- equipped terrain provides enough practice time and allows players to practise together and maintain fitness levels.
We are proud of the fact that many players progress to the final rounds of trials and we can also boast of a number of Boland and WP players.
A full-time netball manager, Chrisna Alberts (a former Protea player) has been appointed in 2018 to head up PV’s 25 netball teams and to take this sport at PV to the next level. Marinda Bruwer, a senior Boland player and biokineticist is, at present, one of PV’s coaches and her knowledge is invaluable.
ACTIVITIES DURING THE YEAR:
Every year a netball camp-cum-sleepover is held for all teams on the school’s premises to bolster spirit for the following season.
Part of each year’s activities is a tour with our first team to give a fillip to the coming season.
We also offer a referees’ course to make players more aware of existing rules and to bring them up-to-date with new rules.
Elite training group
At the end of the season an elite junior and senior off-season group is chosen to train throughout the year.
Netball players can also participate in the Spring League in the off-season, where learners have the opportunity to hone their skills and maintain a consistent level of fitness.
We strive to provide all teams with maximum exposure to matches and to cultivate sportsmanship regardless of winning or losing.
Our focus is on each centre throw which starts with a zero score and that from there we will play hard after each throw regardless of the score.
More important than all goals we score, is that every netball girl is offered the opportunity to develop the necessary physical and life skills, so that she can reach her full potential and proudly achieve to her own benefit and to that of her school.
May our PV girls score many more goals on the netball court and also enjoy every moment off it as she strives to improve herself consistently.
Head of netball:
Me. Alida Duvenhage