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Fettes Active Netball

12 August to 16 August 2024

Fettes Active a joint initiative by Fettes Enterprises and Fettes College that offers five-day sports development and multi-activity camps for young people throughout the summer holidays. Netball is a fun, social sport that anyone can play, regardless of gender, age, ability or skill and we would love to welcome your child to our camp, where they will meet children from a variety of schools while developing their skills and building their confidence. We are also offering limited spaces for a 2-day option on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August to allow children who return to school on Wednesday 14th August to attend.

Netball Development
at Its Best

Following on from the successful Netball Development Camp in 2023, Fettes Active is delighted to offer a Netball Development Camp in 2024. Led by Hendrik Lessing, Head of Netball at Fettes College, the camp will be held from 12 to 16 August and is for 9-14 year-olds.

Camp Ethos

Hendrik and his team are strong believers in teaching children the importance of humility, respect and sportsmanship within a team environment, so by the end of the week’s camp your child will not only have developed their core netball skills but will also have learned many important values associated with sport.

Head Coach Hendrik Lessing

Born and raised in Durban, South Africa, Hendrik practically grew up next to netball courts. Initially a basketball player, he switched to netball at a young age and played in local leagues. His passion for netball slowly grew and it wasn’t long till he was selected to represent the senior provincial team at the national championships at the age of 15. He represented his province on multiple occasions over the next two decades and eventually transitioned down the coaching path. He has worked his way through the South African Coaching Framework, obtaining his Level 2 Coaching badge. In 2014 he was given his first opportunity to coach at a provincial level at the South African National Championships and over the next 6 years would go onto coach several age group and senior Ladies, Mixed and Men’s teams to medals at the South African National Championships. In 2021 he moved over to the UK to further his netball coaching career and is currently the Head of Netball at Fettes College. In 2022 he was selected to play and coach the first ever Scottish Men’s national netball team and captained the side to a 3rd place finish at the most recent UK Men’s National Championships in Loughborough. Besides his professional playing and coaching career, Hendrik has coached hundreds of boys and girls from grass roots through to high school level, having coached at one of the top primary schools in south Africa for 8 years, where he also established his own netball academy. His passion for coaching is contagious and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge even further.

Core Skill Development

The camp is designed to be high energy and fun with lots of interaction including team challenges, micro skills sessions, balance and coordination and game play. Players’ confidence will grow throughout the week through the development and improvement of their core netball skills as well as receiving specialist instruction from high performance international coaches.

What's Included?

The camp runs from 9am to 3pm each day with drop off and registration available from 8:30am. The morning sessions are dedicated to ball skills, balance, coordination and core skills followed by tactical game play and a debrief every afternoon. On Friday afternoon, there is a match play tournament to showcase what the players have learnt throughout the week. Each child will also receive a complimentary Fettes Active t-shirt.

£220 Per Week / 2-day option (12 & 13 August) £110

Sample weekly programme

The sample programme below highlights the format and timings for each element within the netball development camp.
8:30am to 9:00amDrop off & registration Drop off Drop off Drop off Drop off
9:00am to 10:15amAgility, Balance & CoordinationAgility, Balance & CoordinationAgility, Balance & CoordinationSpecialist Skills

Specialist Skills
10:15am to 10:30amMorning break Morning break Morning break Morning break Morning break
10:35am to 12:00pmCore Netball SkillsCore Netball SkillsCore Netball SkillsCore Netball SkillsCore Netball Skills
12:00pm to 1:00pmPacked lunch Packed lunch Packed lunch Packed lunch Packed lunch
1:00pm to 2:45pmTactical game play Tactical game play Tactical game play Tactical game play Tournament match play
2:45pm to 3:00pmStretch & debrief Stretch & debrief Stretch & debrief Stretch & debrief Prize giving
3:00pmPick up Pick up Pick up Pick up Pick up


Fettes Active 2024
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Fettes Active 2024
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