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Are you Netball Ready?

NetballSmart and ASICS have partnered to give players some top tips ahead of the 2019 season when it comes to checking and choosing their footwear.

Wearing the right shoes during trainings and games helps keep players and umpires’ protected from potential injury and performing at their best.

Katrina Grant, Laura Langman and Michaela Sokolich-Beatson have taken the lead on this and in a series of videos talk players through some basic footwear tips. Go to Facebook to watch the videos and get some top tips.

NetballSmart is Netball New Zealand’s injury prevention programme, funded by ACC and part of its national ACC SportSmart initiative.

NetballSmart Programme Manager Sharon Kearney is focused on reducing Netball related injuries within the sport and says wearing specific Netball shoes rather than a general running or casual shoe can make such a difference.

“A Netball shoe is specifically designed for the game and is much more stable when it comes to changing direction quickly, protecting your ankle and improving your performance.”

Be smart about Netball this season and enjoy the game!