Arthur Terry School netball team meet South African International
Students at Arthur Terry School have been given a once in a lifetime opportunity this week.
South African international Bongiwe Msomi, who has recently signed for Wasps Netball led a training sessions for students who have recently played in the U12, U13 and U14 county tournaments.
The pacey 28-year-old can play in the centre and at wing attack, and is one of the final pieces of Wasps Director of Netball Tamsin Greenway’s star-studded jigsaw.
Bongiwe has previously played for KZN Kingdom Stars in South Africa and played a pivotal role for her country at the 2015 Netball World Cup in Australia, helping South Africa to victory against Wales and giving a spirited performance in the 62-46 defeat to England.
Wasps’ new signing has also competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2011 World Netball Series. What a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Donna Horspool, Teacher of PE at Arthur Terry said:
“Bongiwe was such a professional. She bought out the best in our students. She stressed the importance of having fun, mastering the basics in order to be successful. She was warm and fun, answering questions relating to training and the wider aspects of the game. We wish Bongiwe every success in Fridays clash with Manchester Thunder.”
The U13 squad commented:
“Bongiwe taught us to persevere even if we don’t get things right on the first couple of practices. She was very motivational and inspiring. She introduced drills and skills that will make our team game better and we plan on using these skills in future games”
The Year 7 squad said:
“Bongiwe ran an amazing session! We are now much more able at front cutting to beat our opponent to the ball.
“Our older students thoroughly enjoyed the experience to learn how super league netballers train and play, stating ‘We will definitely go on to use the skills and drills we learnt in forthcoming matches.
“At the end of the session, Bongiwe praised the girls by saying ‘great school, great hospitality and awesome girls.”
“As a school, we would like to thank WASPS Netball for the opportunity to work with our students, inspiring many to consider joining clubs outside of school.”