The most promising young shooters from across the Netball Central Zone are being given the opportunity to learn from the very best with the launch of the Suzuki Shooting Clinics.
These specialised clinics will be held across Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu, Taranaki and Wellington and will be led by legendary shooter Irene van Dyk – the world’s most capped international netballer and leading points scorer.
To get around the region affordably and in style, Irene will be driving a new Suzuki S-Cross that you won’t be able to miss. The white S-Cross 1.6 Ltd with silver roof rails, chrome and silver garnishes and 17 inch alloy wheels has been livened up with bold graphics, topped off by Irene’s famous signature.
Irene van Dyk is looking forward to giving the youngsters the opportunity to develop their shooting further. “I’m really excited about having the chance to help our younger talent to know how to train and to prepare for being on court at the elite level,” she said.
“I’m so stoked Suzuki is supporting the programme. Unless there is a committed sponsor like Suzuki, important programmes like this just don’t happen,” Irene explained. “Suzuki’s support is not only contributing to netball now, but also for the future. It’s a very precious relationship and I’m very thankful for Suzuki believing in me, in the programme and the future of netball in our region.”
Netball Central Zone CEO Carolyn Young believes that this is a much-needed opportunity for young shooters to enhance their game and help to close the gap between age group netball and the elite game.
“Learning from Irene will be a fantastic experience for these youngsters. We are all very fortunate that she is so determined to give back to the community and to the game itself. Suzuki has also made a considerable contribution to this programme and we are extremely grateful for their continued support.”
Gary Collins, Automobiles General Manager Suzuki, is thrilled to be able to support such a worthwhile programme with the zone’s elite young shooters. “Suzuki has been a proud supporter of the Central Pulse netball team and we’re delighted to be able to help instigate the Suzuki Shooting Clinics programme to develop up and coming netball shooting talent.
“Irene required a vehicle suitable for her busy, active lifestyle and with plenty of leg room for herself and other passengers. The S-Cross, our latest edition to the Suzuki range, is a crossover suitable for both driving around town and longer journeys. It’s roomy, a fuel champion at 5.8 litres of fuel per 100kms (combined) and has plenty of luggage space for all her training gear. The S-Cross is a great fit in all aspects.”
“Irene has a wealth of experience and knowledge and Suzuki is delighted to be able to partner with her to develop such a positive initiative for netball in New Zealand.”
Four versions of the S-Cross are available with prices starting from $27,990 plus on-road costs for the GLX version. Two of the models offer the added versatility of four wheel drive.