When surveying our QDNC members, we were not surprised that the number one reason people register to play netball is for health benefits, both physical and mental.The club has observed more teenagers than ever claiming that netball helps them to "stay sane", it "gets them through their WACE", it helps them "forget about their anxieties".
For parents enrolling their child in team sport, they know netball helps kids build different social networks than those at school and it keeps them away from devices and social media. Playing in a team helps younger kids to develop self confidence, to work as a team and have a sense of belonging.Our aim is for all our players to "Feel Good". We strive to lead by example, to educate on diet and mental health, to provide a nurturing environment and a place for our players to develop greater self worth as their skills grow. Netball can help build strong and healthy bodies which in turn builds better netball players, which in turn makes happier netball players. You really can't lose!Please find some research on the benefits of team sport below
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