OPA persuade more to try netball
14:45 22 September 2016
Club ready for Essex Met League return
Old Plaistovians (OPA) Netball Club describe themselves as a family-friendly club, with a huge range of ‘come and try’ inclusive activities for all ages and abilities.
Founded in 1935, they still compete in the Essex Met League and those attending sessions have a chance to get into the sporting spirit by trying out different netball activities and games, with the first session free of charge.
They include netball skills and drills, fitness development, as well social netball through a Back2Netball programme and competition in the local league and numerous tournaments that OPA hosts and attends.
The club delivers all training sessions at their home court of Lister Community School in Plaistow on Tuesdays (7.30pm).
OPA have a Sport England clubmark through the England Netball Bronze standard award and have built relationships with England Netball, London Sport, Greater London Authority, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and ActiveNewham.
Former England captain and technical coach Amanda Newton is club chair and said: “OPA helped me get to international level. I loved it because it is social, friendly and hardworking. It’s a great club and I’ve made some great friends!”