Time out from training to take netball to new heights
Photo courtesy Netball Singapore
Singapore… Four of the Nations Cup captains took time out from their final preparations today to take to the skies at iFly Singapore for a special pre-event experience, lifting their sport to new heights!
The 8th edition of the Nations Cup begins tomorrow (1st December) and runs through until Saturday 7th in what is set to be the toughest contest yet as the competition includes a nation from each continent for the very first time.
Annette Payne (USA Captain), Mareesha Fernando (Sri Lanka Captain), Niamh Murphy (Republic of Ireland) and Nurul Baizura (Singapore Co-Vice Captain) were led through their training and flight time in the wind tunnel by certified iFly instructor Andy Noor Anbika.
‘Anyone can fly’ is tagline for iFly and that proved to be the case as only Murphy has experienced sky diving before.
“That was exciting, at first I was nervous but as I relaxed and let go, it was really fun”, said Payne.
Murphy gushed, “That was brilliant! The instructor was brilliant; I was spinning around and really felt like I was flying again.”
Singapore Co-Vice Captain Baizura is eager to do it again, “That was a fantastic experience, I will definitely come back for more with family and friends.”
Fernando added, “I was really nervous but that was great!”
Turning their attention to the netball court and the challenge they all face this coming week, Payne, playing for the highest ranked team in the competition added, “There is certainly a lot of work to do next week – both individually and as a team – but we are ready.”
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