Netball Masterclass from Surrey Storm Player, Ashley Jay
On Friday afternoon, we welcomed AJ (Aashleigh Jay), a professional netball player, to Duke of Kent School. AJ ran a variety of netball masterclasses for all girls in Years 5 to 11 whilst the rest of the school community had the chance to meet her during their lunchtime. AJ shared her knowledge and experience with the pupils, including information about her training schedule and matches with Surrey Storm Super league side. AJ also represented England in the Indoor Netball World Championships where she played a slightly altered version of netball commonly referred to as 'nets'.
Throughout the afternoon, pupils had the opportunity to enjoy a netball session and to ask any questions about her netball career so far. The sessions focused on changing direction and driving towards the ball to receive. All the girls worked extremely hard in their lessons and enjoyed showing AJ what they could do during match play!
Thank you so much AJ for a wonderfully inspiring and fun afternoon!