NETBALLERS at Oswestry School have been keeping in touch with their training virtually after a live Zoom training session with Severn Stars netball player Nia Jones.

The pupils were put through their paces by Nia, who introduced a ball skills warm-up before some movement skills using hand-eye coordination.

There was also a fitness challenge for the pupils, as Nia put them through their paces with donkey kicks and abdominal twists.

Nia, originally from Wrexham, knew the town of Oswestry very well as she drove through it when going to Cardiff for University, so she really looked forward to working with a school local to home.

At the end of the training session the pupils had an opportunity to put questions to Nia including, "What is your training programme like?", "What was your favourite match to play in?", and "Which team do you like playing with the most?"

Nia responded to all the questions in detail and offered helpful insights and tips into the world of netball.

Assistant director of sport at Oswestry School, Sofie Suckley, was pleased to see the pupils learning from Nia.

She said: “It was an inspiring experience for everyone who participated and a delight to have over 40 girls from Year 5 through to Year 13 attend the session.

“It’s difficult to keep motivated throughout this second lockdown, but Nia really helped to motivate the girls to keep their training up.”