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FUNdamentals & Netball Project: Summer 2012 Gordon Fearn & Ursula Hammond

Gordon and I worked on a 6 week project with Year 4 pupils at a local primary school, delivering the
fundamentals of movement related to enhancing basic balls skills and movement when sending and receiving.

These were introductory sessions for the pupils enabling them and the teachers to have a better understanding of how to progress to play netball successfully in Year 5/6.

Gordon’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the fundamentals of movement and how
balance, agility and coordination affect the child’s ability to move effectively and produce good ball skills was evident.

He had a FUN approach to showing how these elements are linked and how effective pupils could be when the fundamentals of movement are improved. Gordon used a variety of strategies, teaching styles and equipment to engage the children and maintain their enthusiasm and work rate.

Gordon’s outgoing personality motivated the children to continue working to improve with different aspects added to challenge the more able pupils and to enable those that required more help and time to continue developing at an appropriate pace.

The collaborative work of developing good quality movement to enhance the use of effective ball skills when working in a team was evident over the 6 week project.

The children enjoyed the sessions, worked enthusiastically and improved in their knowledge and understanding as well as their performance of the physical skills.

Ursula Hammond
England Netball