Netball: England International Ama Agbeze Visits Bede’s
England international netball player Ama Agbeze spent two days coaching at Bede's Prep and Senior Schools this week.
Ama, who played in defence at the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, debuted in the England national squad in 2001 and helped the English team to win a bronze medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
She has over 50 caps for her country and plays most of her netball in the ANZ league based in Australia and New Zealand
Ama delivered coaching sessions across the Bede's netball teams to help the girls prepare for the netball season focussing on key areas of personal skill needed to achieve success in netball.
The coaching sessions culminated in match play and analysis to further enhance the girls' understanding of the game. Following the coaching session the girls' asked questions relating to Ama's playing career, injuries and netball tips.
During her visit Ama also worked with the Emerging Talent Programme (ETP) athletes to highlight the importance of life style management to an elite athlete.
Bede's ETP produces athletes of the highest calibre providing the building blocks to access elite and professional sport
Ama will be returning to Bede's in January to help the teams with their pre-season training.
Andy Hibbert, Bede's Director of Sport said 'It is always so inspirational for our pupils to have the opportunity to be coached by current elite performers. The importance of an aspirational role model cannot be overstated and I am delighted that Ama has committed to returning to the school in the New Year.'