Regional Sports Assemblies:
South West Sport
Darebin City Council
SwanHill Rural City Council
Greater Shepparton City Council
Moreland City Council
Doncaster and District
Essendon and District
Yarrawonga and District
Rock Up Netball (RUN) is the social way to play the sport. RUN targets women aged 24+ who have children and who are disengaged in sport or physical activity. The program has 3 platforms to participate:
TRAIN - Incorporates the basic skills of playing netball in a fun and friendly environment with relaxed match play to finish. Designed for new or returning netball players.
PLAY FESTIVALS - Play Festivals allow for team and individual registrations. The festivals are an opportunity to play Netball over a 2-hour period in a more relaxed, social and fun environment.
SOCIAL COMPETITION - Mixed and Ladies competitions are offered to those who want to play netball in a social, friendly environment. Keeping in line with the games more traditional format, participants will have a more structured experience.
Delivered by Netball Victoria, netball associations and leisure providers such as councils and the YMCA, the program aims to engage women into Netball through a fun, non-committal, relaxed, social opportunity. The program takes place across Victoria and all year round.
RUN was developed to provide an opportunity for women who did not want to commit to ‘traditional’ netball through associations and clubs, for many reasons such as, commitment, confidence, self-esteem, fear of judgement, membership payments, level of competition and many more. By introducing this alternative program, women are now able to casually participate in a netball program, impacting women’s physical activity levels in Victoria.
The impact of RUN is highlighted in some key findings:
• 76% of Rock Up Netball participants are categorised as inactive or somewhat active, demonstrating that the product is enticing to the exact target market that it is intended for.
• 1.4% increase in confidence post attendance
• Rating of 9.1/10 for satisfaction in the program in particular ‘Feeling part of a group’, which highlights the success of growing community engagement and cohesion.
The team aspect of RUN has had an impact on community and social networking by proving opportunities both on and off the court to engage with like minded women. The deliverer and friends have been highlighted within the top 5 reasons why women continue to attend the program and so we believe that RUN will continue to empower women, not only to become active, but also to create new connections with women from their community.