GippSport in partnership with Swifts Creek Football Netball Club launched a pilot program of the ANZ NetSetGO program with the support of Netball Victoria and the Omeo District Football Netball League.

The pilot phase of the ANZ NetSetGO program in Swifts Creek included a community information and “come and try” session for interested participants and then commenced on Thursday 30 July.

ANZ NetSetGO is a junior entry netball program aimed at children aged between 5 to 10 years. Running for 8 weeks, the program incorporates skill activities, minor games, music, dance and modified matches in a fun and safe environment.

The ANZ NetSetGO pilot program is one of four physical activity programs being implemented across Gippsland as a result of the VicHealth Regional Sport Program (RSP).

VicHealth RSP will support growth in physical activity participation through sport, while also increasing the availability and supply of water in community sport. VicHealth will achieve this by empowering Regional Sports Assemblies, such as GippSport, to deliver smart and clever approaches to get more people healthy through sport.

Ms Jaquie Nethercote from GippSport is excited to be implementing a project with the Omeo District Football Netball League, Swifts Creek Football Netball Club and Netball Victoria.

“Currently we have 23 children participating and 6 parents volunteering their time in NetSetGO. The RSP has given younger children in a remote area the opportunity to become more engaged in a community sport and is a great opportunity that has helped to get children in the community more active” Ms Nethercote said.

Parents recently volunteered their time to participate in the NetSetGO coaching up skill session.
Parents recently volunteered their time to participate in the NetSetGO coaching up skill session.

Lou-Anne Mooney, NetSetGO Swifts Creek Coordinator is happy with how well the new program has been received.

“There is a real buzz around the club with the extra children and families being around, everyone is enjoying the program“ Ms Mooney said.

Through the VicHealth RSP, GippSport are focusing on developing new opportunities to increase the number of people participating in sport with a particular focus on those currently inactive or who have low levels of physical activity.

If your sports club or community group are interested in engaging more people in physical activity and would like further information on the RSP or would like further information on the ANZ NetSetGO program. Please contact GippSport on info@gippsport.com.au T: 5135 8335