Stay Safe and Healthy

Stay Safe

Stay Safe!

Netball is a great game for young people; you get to keep fit, have fun and make new friends through teamwork.

Your Netball should always be enjoyable. While you're playing Netball, whether during or after a match, in a tournament or at club training, no one should ever make you feel unhappy or uncomfortable. This includes your coaches, the umpires, other players or people watching.

You can tell if something is wrong, if someone:

  • constantly teases you, shouts at you or calls you names
  • threatens, hits, kicks or punches you
  • touches you or does anything in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable
  • makes suggestive remarks or tries to pressurise you into sexual activity
  • damages or steals your belongings
  • does anything that makes you feel lonely, worried, unsafe, hurt, embarrassed or uncomfortable

What to do if you feel worried, upset or uncomfortable about something
If you need to report a concern please contact the Club safeguarding officer - their role is to make sure the club is safe for young people, and to help you if you have any worries.

If you feel unhappy or uncomfortable about something that is happening, you should tell your parents or carers, or you can tell the Club Safeguarding Officer, Tess Horn (see contact page)  who is there to help. 

If you are unable to speak to the Club Safeguarding Officer you should tell an adult you trust or, if this is difficult, you could ask one of your friends to speak to an adult for you

If you feel in any immediate danger, get away from the situation quickly, go to a public place to find help or call the police (999)

Things you can do to Be Safe in Netball:

  • If something is worrying you, tell someone you trust, so they can help you
  • Avoid being alone or with just one other person
  • If your parents or carers can't take you to a match or training, travel with a friend, and avoid travelling in someone else's car by yourself. Always make sure your parents or carers know what your travel arrangements are.
  • Avoid going into other people's homes by yourself
  • Carry a mobile phone with you, and make sure you have enough credit. Alternatively, carry a phonecard or some spare change so you can make a call if you need to.

ChildLine - 0800 1111

There is a free 24 hour confidential helpline you can call for help, called Childline. You can call them for free on 0800 1111. Keep trying if you don't get through straight away.

Reverse Charge Number

Simply dial 08000 MUMDAD (08000-686-323) from ANY pay or mobile phone (even if the mobile has no credit)

Stay Fit for Netball

Please download the following document for your fitness plan

Stay Fit for Netball

More on fitness on this site:

www.girlshealth.gov


Other Useful Sites and Resources
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England Netball has a youth section with fun, facts, recipes, and exercises


Nutritionist Resource

Looking for good advice on healthy eating or nutrition?  
This site has useful articles and FAQs.

Go to NHS Choices homepage

The NHS also has good advice for teenagers on all aspects of health and difficult issues that affect girls at this time.


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