Kool Kidz Netball was created by Karen Watkins and Nikki Dunning in September 2018. The previous year, the duo started Sparks Allstars Netball Club but wanted to be able to offer netball to a younger audience in a more nurturing environment.
Kool Kidz Netball offers netball sessions to children of all abilities from age 4-11 years old. By the end of primary education they should have have all the skills required to move on to club netball in Year 7 should they wish to carry on their netball journey.
Kool Kidz have been delivering England Netball's Bee Netball programme since it's original launch in 2019, and are very excited to now be a Bee Netball Trailblazer club for the governing body's relaunch of the younger Buzzer and Flier sections of the programme in September 2022.
For school years R - 2 (4-7 year olds)
Buzzer sessions are designed to build on the fundamentals of movement through netball. They contain lots of fun activities to introduce them to the skills required play the game, such as change of direction and change of pace, throwing, catching and pivoting, and are accessible for all participants.
For school years 3 & 4 (7-11 year olds)
Based on the previous High 5 sessions, the Fliers are starting to develop their netball knowledge and skills. With fewer players on the court at anyone time and the opportunity to try different positions each week, this enables the participants to become more adaptable players and find 'their' position. All sessions start with a fun warm up game, then we work on specific netball skills and finish with a game.
For school years 5 & 6 (9-11 year olds)
Based on the previous High 5 sessions, Stingers are progressing their netball knowledge and skills even further and preparing for club netball, if decided, in Year 7. The session format runs the same as the Fliers session, with netball skill practices being appropriate for this age and stage of their netball development.