Sporting partnership with Benecos Mavericks Netball Club

Partner: Benecos Mavericks Netball Club
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Sporting Partnerships

A partnership to support the development of netball at Felsted, a core sport at Felsted for girls. Both partners are mutually supportive of each other in terms of facilities and coaching provision, and are committed to providing young netballer players with a clear development pathway.

Felsted offers talented netball players the opportunity to apply for a Sports Scholarship, worth up to 20% off the fees, plus a top-up bursary on a means tested basis.

Aims of the project

A partnership to support the development of netball at Felsted, a core sport at Felsted for girls. 

Background and goals

Felsted were looking for netball expertise to support Felsted's provision for talented sportign girls. A Mavericks player had been to provide coaching and this started the discussions to formalise a school partnership.

Resources

Our Head of Netball, Lucy Barratt, works closely with Mavericks Netball to ensure we tap in to their expertise and provide opportunities for our children to see professionals in action. The partnership began in 2016 and will be reviewed every two years.

Impact

We have already seen some Felsted girls go on to play for a superleague club whilst at Felsted.

Pupil involvement

All girls from the age of approx 11 years will benefit from the professional coaching provided by Mavericks Netball. Members of the local community can also access holiday clubs run by Mavericks Netball.

Frequency and duration

The partnership runs mainly during term time in the netball season.