by Catherine Gayfer
On Thursday May 26th, 41 year 7-9 students travelled via private coach to attend a free Netball coaching clinic called Train Like a Vixen at the Melbourne Sports Centre in Parkville. The Department of Education funds this extension/enrichment excursion, aiming to provide additional sports programs and experiences to Victorian students who have missed out on many extracurricular sporting opportunities over the past 2 year due to the pandemic. This full-day netball clinic included specialist coaching, through which students learned specific technical skills and game sense activities- plus we got to meet Kate Eddy, who is a current Melbourne Vixens players (WD). The Train Like a Vixen Netball clinic tied in nicely with Invasion Game strategies that year 8 and 9 students are currently studying in Physical Education classes. The students had a lot of fun and took away a lot of skills and strategies, along with some Vixens’ merchandise!