Aleipata secures help

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Club President, Julie Martin of Liverpool Catholic Club Netball (LCCN) in Liverpool, NSW, Australia presenting their large donations of netball uniforms, bibs, tags, tops, jackets and balls to Nise Tui.

Club President, Julie Martin of Liverpool Catholic Club Netball (LCCN) in Liverpool, NSW, Australia presenting their large donations of netball uniforms, bibs, tags, tops, jackets and balls to Nise Tui.

Aleipata College and district have been truly blessed with the generous gifts from the – Liverpool Catholic Club Netball.   

After sending out a few emails to clubs in the Liverpool City Netball Association seeking donations for netball equipment, Liverpool Catholic Club Netball were the first ones to immediately respond.  

Formed in 1972, Liverpool Catholic Club Netball has been one of the long standing clubs playing in the Liverpool City Netball Association.  

They are one of the largest clubs in the association and over the years have boasted many representative players.  They also have a large number of pacific island players in their club.  

Tui Nise – Coach of the Aleipata District Netball team said “Luckily this year, the club changed their uniforms from bodysuits to A-Line dresses and had gathered a large supply of old uniforms which they had planned for a donation pool to overseas.  When they read my letter for donations and support they were only too happy to help”.

Nise continues to say “As a player and coach in the Liverpool City Netball Association for a number of years, I had always played against this club in competition games.  Their players professionalism on court was a reflection of how well organised and disciplined the club is.  Their players always wore their uniform with pride and true sportsmanship”

“I am truly humbled by LCCN’s donations.  Their generosity will directly benefit and make an immediate difference to the lives of young girls in Aleipata who really want to learn and play netball.  This is a great start to building positive pathways for netball development in Aleipata.  

I hope this can only encourage people in other rural districts in Samoa to get out there and provide more sporting opportunities for their young girls”

“I would like to especially thank LCCN Club President Julie Martin, Club Organisers Van Nguyen and Jan Cleary for rallying around and collecting all the equipment in such short notice for me to bring back to Samoa.  

The club has even offered to keep helping with donations on any return trips to Australia, this is awesome”.

Netball Samoa highly commends Nise for her effort and promotion of netball development for her district.  CEO Netball Samoa, Rosemarie Esera commented for growth and sustainability of our development programs we need to reach out to our netball communities overseas for assistance and encourage more people like Nise to take charge in their respective districts to promote netball.

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