Three jammed packed days provided a feast of netball for London Pulse fans, young and adult players and the NSL and pathway at the Copper Box Arena over Christmas holidays.
This Christmas break saw over 300 netballers ranging from 8 years old to over 60 engaging in our community camps held at the Copperbox Arena on the 28th, 29th and 30th December.
On the 28th, junior shooters had the chance to be coached by Jo Harten MBE – England Shooting legend and Giants SSN player. Midcourt players were excited to be coached by Jade Clarke MBE London Pulse and England international and the defenders were coached by the one and only Funmi Fadoju, London Pulse and England Roses player.
Two sold out specialist sessions were delivered by Jo, Jade and Funmi across the three courts of the Copper Box Arena.
Later in the afternoon, London Pulse Superleague players were in for training, along side some of the most talented academy players from the pulse pathway for more specialist coaching – Jo Harten taking the shooters, Sam Bird the middies, and Fiona Murtag the defenders. This was the last session of 2023 and a good chance for many of London Pulse’s England stars to return to training before representing England again in the New Year.
On the 29th December – a sold out camp again gave players the chance to work with Lindsay Keable (London Pulse retired player) assisted by our pathway athletes. On the adjacent court at the Copperbox Arena were young players who had signed up for our “Come and Play a Day” experience where they play netball matches for fun, whilst being coached by London Pulse players.
In the afternoon, it was the turn of the adults to be coached by Jo Harten in two more shooting masterclasses, which had also sold out!! Lots of excellent coaching for adults and a fantastic experience for our adult London Pulse fans to be coached by Jo.
On the 30th December another sold out junior camp was run by Sophia Shalabi and Lisa Brown. This was a great opportunity for athletes to hone their skills whilst getting great coaching.
Finally in the afternoon – our youngest cohort of London Pulse athletes attended a taster day with Pathway Lead Rowena Scott – Fairclough. These youngsters aged 8, 9 and 10 had a great time and worked super hard!! They will be starting a netball course that forms the youngest part of our HUB programme in the New Year.
All the action can be found on our social media channels ….