England international Corbin inspires talents to Shoot for the StarsÂ

A visit from England international Sasha Corbin proved inspirational for players from Shooting Stars.

Thursday, 30th August 2018, 11:15 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 5:15 am
International Sasha Corbin took a coaching session for Shooting Stars at Admiral Lord Nelson School. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

The Herfordshire Mavericks captain took coaching sessions for juniors and adults at Admiral Lord Nelson School. 

She ensured it was a great day for members of Shooting Stars who have been flying high with some great results in the leagues.

They are now building for the new season ahead and took some great tips from Corbin.

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Shooting Stars welcomed international Sasha Corbin who took a coaching session at Admiral Lord Nelson School. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

The fun-day session was a big boost for everyone.

Head coach Jane Jewell felt it was a very good occasion with juniors and adults learning lots from the talented international.

She said: '˜The fun day was really successful.

'˜Sasha's skills are amazing.

'˜She did lots of speed and agility drills and they played some matches.

'˜There was a really interesting question-and-answer session for the juniors and the adults, with some very good questions.'

Shooting Stars have teams in the Hampshire League, the Regional League South division two, the Portsmouth League and the Gosport & Fareham League.

They achieved the impressive feat of winning both the Portsmouth League premier one and the top-flight of the Gosport & Fareham League as well last season.

It shows the depth of talent at the club.

Everyone is training well ahead of the new season and looking forward to launching the defence of their titles.

The club has been boosted by adding more teams with a second Hampshire League team now.

They also have two under-16 teams playing in the adult leagues.

Already they have full squads at under-12 and under-16, while they also have an under-14 team with some places available.

The regional team play their matches at Holbrook Leisure Centre in Gosport and will be starting their next month.

They will play against the likes of Meon, Eagles, Swan and Sussex Storm.

The first match of the season for Stars will be away to Sussex Storm on September 23.

It promises to be an excellent season with the boost for netball this year after the England team beat Australia in April to win a historic Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Shooting Stars have seen the benefit with a huge turnout for Hampshire League team trials.