Students from Kings Bruton School have taken part in a workshop organised by Team Bath Netball and its Educational Partner Mogers Drewett, in which students learned the strategies for defence and attack, and were given advice on healthy eating and the lifestyle needed to succeed in sport.
West Country law firm Mogers Drewett is backing Team Bath Netball for the 2016/17 season and is helping encourage young girls to enjoy the sport. Team Bath Netball features Eboni Beckford-Chambers – a trainee solicitor in dispute resolution at Mogers Drewett who also plays for the England national netball team.
The Kings Bruton School workshop is one of a series taking place throughout January in Somerset, other workshops have included students from Sherborne School for Girls. The arrangement with Team Bath Netball is part of Mogers Drewett’s ongoing commitment to supporting a number of sporting initiatives and organisations, and for the last two years has been a key partner of the Pentathlon GB team.
As Eboni Beckford-Chambers explains “Working here and seeing at first hand how they have embraced netball, it is fantastic to have Mogers Drewett on board as education partner. There is a great alignment of the Mogers Drewett and Team Bath Netball brands – both celebrate excellence and inclusivity, and both have very positive environments. I could not have asked for more than the support that Mogers Drewett have given me, both as an athlete and in my professional career, and it is great to see them supporting other female athletes in Bath.”
Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at the University of Bath, said “Mogers Drewett are helping us reach out further into the regional community to promote netball and also sports participation as a healthy option but also one which can give young people valuable and transferable lessons for life.”
Each child who takes part in the workshop is given an option of a free ticket to one of the Team Bath Netball games on 7th April (Manchester Thunder), 14th April (Hertfordshire Mavericks) or 22nd of April (Celtic Dragons).”