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New netball club launched in Horsham

A new netball club has been launched in Horsham with the support from Horsham District Council’s sports development team. 

The Horsham Community Netball Club is providing young netballers in the town with a great opportunity to improve and have fun. 

Initially it will be looking to work with eight to 12 year olds but in time it is hoped that this age range will expand.

The club’s home is Collyer’s Sixth Form College which has just benefited from improvements to its sports facilities funded by the council, Sport England and other local contributors.

It will have the use of two newly floodlit outdoor netball courts and the indoor court in the adjoining sports hall. The college has excellent parking facilities to make it easy for parents to drop off and pick up their children.

The head coach is experienced Michelle Peckham, supported by assistant Tracey Giblett.

The club will also engage leaders from Collyer’s sports student ranks as part of its growth plans.

The council’s sports development team is providing the club with initial guidance and support. 

Cllr Jonathan Chowen, Horsham District Council deputy leader and cabinet member for leisure and culture said: “Local primary schools generate a high volume of netball activity but in the past we have lacked a junior club in Horsham to fully capitalise on it. Everything is now in place with great coaches and facilities to build a set-up that changes that situation.”

The club will initially run on Wednesdays5.30-6.30pm in term time only. It started on Wednesday of this week and further information is available fromwww.hdsd.org.uk or by contacting Ian.ford@horsham.gov.uk or 07764 146338.

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