Fettes Active is an exciting joint initiative by Fettes Enterprises and Fettes College for 9 to 14-year-olds that offers five-day sports development camps throughout the summer holidays. Following on from the successful inaugural Rugby Development Camp in 2019, Fettes Active is delighted to be offering another Rugby Development Camp in 2020 from 10th to 14th August as well as a Netball Development Camp from 17th to 21st August.
Trish Wilcox – Head Coach
Born and raised in South Wales, UK, Trish Wilcox has lived over half her life in New Zealand and whilst coaching her three daughters’ netball teams was encouraged to pursue a career in netball coaching. After working her way through the Netball New Zealand coaching levels and achieving the Level 3 award, she went on to successfully coach Auckland provisional age group teams who won a national title. Trish went on to coach the Samoa U21 team at the World Youth Netball Championship in Glasgow in 2013, achieving the highest placing by a Samoan U21 team at a World Youth Cup. This was shortly followed by an opportunity to work with Cook Island Netball and coaching the national team for a Pacific Netball Series.
A lifelong ambition of representing Wales, her country of birth, came along shortly after, when Trish took over the reins coaching Wales at the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia in 2015. During this campaign Wales achieved 7th in the world, their highest ever placing at a World Cup and during her tenure moved up to 7th in the world rankings, their highest ever world ranking in the modern version of the game. She is the current Head of Netball at Fettes College and the current Head Coach at Edinburgh Academicals, who are the reigning Scottish Cup champions.
Trish is passionate about sport and the importance it gives to the lives of young people on and off the court.
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 coaching from high performance international coaches.
We aim to create a positive, fun learning environment designed to empower young people through our commitment to keeping the development and growth of the child at the heart of everything we do. We will give each individual the opportunity to develop their communication, problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills whilst enjoying and achieving within each of the sessions they participate in.
What is included?
The camp will run from 9am to 3pm each day with drop off and registration available from 8:30am. The morning sessions will be dedicated to balls skills, balance, coordination and core skills followed by tactical game play and a debrief every afternoon. On the Friday afternoon, there will be a match play tournament to showcase what the players have learned throughout the week. Parents are very welcome to attend the tournament and prize giving on Friday 21st August from 1.30pm.
The children will be taken to the Fettes College dining hall each day to enjoy a delicious, healthy three-course lunch. Each child will also receive a complimentary Fettes Active t-shirt.
£180 per week
Sample weekly programme
The sample programme below highlights the format and timings for each element within the netball development camp. Parents are more than welcome to support their children at the Friday afternoon fun tournament.
|8:30am to 9:00am||Registration||Drop off||Drop off||Drop off||Drop off|
|9:00am to 10:15am||Balance & coordination||Ball skills||Balance & coordination||Ball skills||Ball skills|
|10:15am to 10:35am||Morning break||Morning break||Morning break||Morning break||Morning break|
|10:35am to 12:05pm||Core skills||Core skills||Core skills||Core skills||Core skills|
|12:05pm to 1:05pm||Lunch at Fettes||Lunch at Fettes||Lunch at Fettes||Lunch at Fettes||Lunch at Fettes|
|1:10pm to 2:45pm||Tactical game play||Tactical game play||Tactical game play||Tactical game play||Tournament match play|
|2:45pm to 3:00pm||Stretch & debrief||Stretch & debrief||Stretch & debrief||Stretch & debrief||Prize giving|
|3:00pm||Pick up||Pick up||Pick up||Pick up||Pick up|