Steel visit Otahuhu School
Author: Andrei Robertson - SIT Marketing
Date posted: 24/06/12
Several North Island schools were in for a treat last week as Southern Steel players arrived spending time with students on court.
The training sessions were held in conjunction with SIT who also visited the schools, speaking with pupils and careers advisors from the various institutes, promoting study in the south and Invercargill as a place to live.
The Southern Steel players were gifted with school scarves from Otahuhu College students as a token of appreciation. Otahuhu school teacher Leigh Henry said, “The students of Otahuhu College really enjoyed the experience of being trained by ‘real’ netball players and also loved the fact that some ‘superstars’ would come and help out with their game. The energy was high and massive amounts of fun were had by all. The girls also walked away with new games and activities that they could incorporate into their own training sessions.”
SIT STAR/Gateway liaison Lorraine Stewart said the students were very excited to have the Steel players and enjoyed learning from them. “They gave them tips for their own netball games and got them to do the drills they do in preparation for games, including footwork and ball skills.”
“The girls told them about life in Invercargill and the great sports facilities we have… the girls all wanted autographs and individual photos with them, they were delighted.”