Cook Islands Netball Country Coordinator John Glassie said that the reception was fantastic at the college, as teachers Tapu Paitai and Tatari Mitchell had already completed the foundation coaching course.
That was a bonus for Glassie, as Paitai, already experienced in running goals, took over so he only played an assisting role.
Yesterday he followed up by taking the programme to Papaaroa College in Takitumu, who also received a netball kit, and where Glassie enjoyed a similar reaction.
“We went through the programme with PE teacher William Foster, which included the dynamic warmup and the first session plan of the foundation resource,” Glassie said.
Feedback from students was that they found the programme challenging, and realised that netball isn’t an easy sport to master, but enjoyed it nonetheless.
Foster shared their enjoyment, and said that he was pleased to be able to go through the programme for the first time.
The programme will continue today at Te Uki Ou, before heading to Apii Nikao and Apii Avarua next week.
Healthy lifestyles continue to be promoted as part of the NetGo agenda, emphasising that being fit and strong are beneficial to netball and life in general. Glassie also mentioned that for those who missed out on the foundation course, a catch-up session will be scheduled for tomorrow and next Saturday.