Former NZ netball star visits

Former NZ Silver Fern player Jodie Brown. Picture: TVNZ

IT will be an opportunity for the young netball players to meet their role model and former New Zealand Silver Fern goal shooter Jodie Brown when she visits schools and competitions around the country promoting physical activities and the sport of netball this week.

Brown will be the ambassador for Fiji Netball Pacific Sporting Partnership NetGO Fiji to help promote the Year 1 – 2 Physical Education Delivery in schools.

Fiji Netball players participating during the 2018 National Champs from August 10-11 in Lautoka will get the opportunity to meet the NZ netball legend and participate in one of her shooting clinics.

She will also be making an appearance during the Fiji Primary School Central Zone meet in Suva to meet future Fiji netballers from August 13- 14.

She coaches age-group representative teams and secondary school teams in Dunedin, as well as delivery Future Ferns Year 1 – 4 programs in primary schools and in between her netball activities Jodie is a trained primary school teacher and provides commentary for Sky Sport netball coverage.

She retired from the Silver Ferns in 2015 at the age of 34 after earning 61 caps, from 2002 to 2015, playing in two World Cup and two Commonwealth Game campaigns.

She has played elite domestic netball in New Zealand for 13 years for the Canterbury Tactix, Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic Southern Steel and Central Pulse.

During her netball playing days, she has formed a lethal shooting combination with Irene van Dyk in both international and domestic netball teams and in the 2016 New Year Honours, Brown was appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to netball.

Meanwhile, the Pacific Sporting Partnership is sponsored by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and aims to increase participation in netball and raise awareness of healthy lifestyles through nutrition and activity. She will arrive in Fiji on Thursday.

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