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Lili John, one of our Walking Netball Hosts in Devon has recently returned from a netball coaching tour to Ghana with the charity The Netball Development Trust.
The charity is the only one in the world which exclusively uses netball to support and educate young women and girls with sexual and reproductive health and well-being and it focuses on creating access and encourages freedom to play the sport to all youth across the globe.
Lili’s role as part of an 11 women volunteer team was to teach netball to teachers and sports coaches, and netball skills to young people aged 9 – 13 years of age in the capital of Ghana, Accra.
Lili said; “it was an honour to be part of the NDT team of Netball Coaches for the 2nd year running. In 2018 I did a 3-week tour with the charity to Uganda and the incredible work done by the team inspired me to sign up again this year and work with them in Ghana. Ghana is a new country for the charity and there is a lot of work to be done to encourage netball at a grassroots level in the country. It really was a privilege to offer support to the schools and the future coaches and the icing on the cake for me at the end of a week coaching, was that my team – St Maurice School from Ladadi came first running up in the tournament and one of the team members was awarded female – best player of the tournament.
Now that I’ve returned home, I plan to continue supporting the charity and further develop my own netballing skills, whilst continuing to offer walking netball facilities in Devon. I know first hand that being active in sport offers good health and well-being for people of all ages.
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