HowÂ Eboni Beckford-Chambers inspired south-coast netballers
Helen KeetÂ has hailed '˜incredible' Eboni Beckford-Chambers after the England star took time out to inspire the next generation of south-coast netballers.
A successful pay-and-play scheme kept players busy during the summer as they counted the days to the new All About Netball League winter season.
And that initiative wasÂ capped by a coaching session withÂ Beckford-Chambers, who has been part of the England set-up for more than a decade and has won almost 100 caps.
Players were warmed up by personal trainerÂ Rob Baldwin, from Progress Fitness, before joining the Roses star for a fast and exciting skills-and-drills session.
Afterwards,Â Beckford-Chambers answered questions andÂ posed for photographs while the players tried on her Commonwealth Games medal from Australia earlier this year.
Programme organiser Keet said: '˜After the historic win at the Commonwealth Games, Eboni has been invited all over England to coach andÂ present trophies.
'˜She has even appeared on A Question of Sport, so we were super lucky to have her with us for a whole day.
'˜She was incredible and managed to coach nearly 80 netballers.'
Earlier this summer,Â Beckford-Chambers' England team-mateÂ Jodie GibsonÂ coached at the first junior fun days.
Almost 40 starlets from Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton booked toÂ learn from the Severn Stars player.
Gibson is one of the youngÂ up-and-coming defensive players in the Roses' team.
And she didn't disappoint, workingÂ the girls hard with exciting drills and finishing the day with a tournament.
To balance playing skills, a shooter was invited to masterclass the second session.
Paige Reed, a Team Bath and England under-21 player, brought with her some very creative ideas for juniors.
Using balloons and hula hoops, the girls were put to the test with team-building drillsÂ working on core strength.
Leading on to timing and moving ball quickly from centre to goal, the juniors had a fun-filled day and took plenty away with them.