Sports clubs on display

Yanchep Netball Club members Adilene Phillips and Amelia Conley at the Health and Wellness Expo in Yanchep on Saturday. Picture: Anita McInnes

SPORTS clubs, including Yanchep Netball Club, attended the Health and Wellness Expo in Yanchep on Saturday, February 23.

THE Yanchep Netball Club, Yanchep Red Hawks Football Club and Yanchep United Football Club were among the clubs and organisations attending the expo, which was held at Yanchep central Shopping Centre.

In 2013 Netball WA, which oversees netball in Western Australia set up health guidelines for netball including position statements on aspects such as food and catering, alcohol and mental health.

Netball WA said it was attempting to become the first mass participation sport truly dedicated to the health of its participants. “More than 39,000 people play netball every weekend throughout Western Australia and many tens of thousands are involved as coaches, officials, administrators and spectators,’’ the guidelines said.

“It was estimated that more than 100,000 people visit a netball association affiliated with Netball WA every week.

“Many more play netball at indoor sports centres and schools, with the majority of Western Australians either having played netball or a family member has been involved.

“Netball provides a fantastic opportunity for sport to provide role models and behavioural values to combat the growing health issues affecting Western Australians today.’’

The guidelines said the implementation of appropriate health guidelines would reinforce Netball WA’s commitment to the promotion of good health in general and set guidelines for staff, volunteers, members and participants in relation to healthy environments and healthy behaviour.

At the expo Yanchep United Football Club presented Jo Holding from Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels with a cheque for $400.

Sue Dash and Jo Holding from Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels accept a $400 donation from the Yanchep United Football Club.