Different for girls? - The DSNF approach.
All teenagers engaging in competitive sport should begin with grounding in ‘Physical Literacy’ – mobility, stability and strength – to create efficient, effective movements around a stable trunk. Girls particularly are keen to ‘do well’ and ‘get it right’ before they become immersed in competition. This holistic ‘MoJo’ approach is adopted by DCNF to not only find and develop new netball talent but to use netball to develop life skills, confidence and leadership. Skills and robustness that they can take back and ‘role model’ in their communities.
NETBALLMoJo & DCNF - translated into Zulu
NETBALMoJo is predicated on 'Physical Literacy' but also covers a range of other emotive issues such as: body image, diet, breast health, fit or thin, social media, training with menstruation, coach attitude etc. – which impact how girls engage/drop out of sport – and potentially go on to be elite athletes and confident, mature young women outside of sport.
The Women’s Sports Network is working closely with DCNF to translate NETBALLMoJo into Zulu and adapt it as a local ‘work book’ – bringing it into line with local tradition to help overcome any cultural barriers.
You can help us support DCNF
You can help The Women’s Sports Network translate NETBALLMoJo into to Zulu and have it modified culturally and practically for a Zulu audience in rural communities. £3,000 will modify NETBALLMoJo, re-print and deliver 500 copies to those communities to encourage girls into netball, give them a better understanding of personal hygiene, help engage with local elders and potentially attract new sponsors.
Donate to the DCNF Crowdfunding program – HERE
DCNF - Case study - Rebone Primary School in Naledi, Soweto
DCNF hosted a Life Skills session to the 40 netball players in partnership with the Gauteng Golden Fireballs netball team. This included handing out sanitary towels to the girls around the subject of self-grooming and personal hygiene.
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