Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Netballers Wrap Up Term; Associations Set to Provide Variety of Clinics and Courses for Sport Fans

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Netballers Wrap Up Term; Associations Set to Provide Variety of Clinics and Courses for Sport Fans

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Byline: Amanda Searle

SATURDAY is the last game of netball for the term. There will be three weeks away and netball will return April 28 at 11.30am.

Fees are due and payable as soon as possible. If you are having trouble paying please discuss this with your club delegate.

Last Sunday Grafton Netball Association held its annual representative carnival, the largest one of its kind in the North Coast. Nine other associations travelled to Grafton for the carnival, with clubs including Casino, Brunswick Byron, Ballina, Nambucca Heads, Lower Clarence, Inverell, Armidale, Lismore and Woolgoolga in action. The day was long, with many exhausted players leaving the courts at the end. Six divisions were catered for and for the first time in a long time Grafton fielded an open team.

Thankyou to all the helpers who kept us all happily fed and to the umpires and umpire convener Bonnie. Without their help we would not have been able to have the carnival. Also, thankyou to the executive members, who gave up their day for netball. Last but not least, thanks to the teams, coaches and managers, who gave us some great games of netball to watch.

Every child under 10 is welcome every Saturday at 11.15am to join in the fun of San Remo Net Set Go netball. Every child who pays their fees is given a Net Set Go backpack, which contains freebies for them to enjoy.

Co-ordinator Ashleigh Fennessy is running the program and you can email her at

Anyone from four to 10 years of age can play in this learning experience. Cost is $45.

All players wanting to play Net Set Go please come prepared with sports clothes, joggers, hat, sunscreen and a water bottle.

There is still plenty of time for young ones to come along and join the fun.

There is an umpiring course to be held in Grafton on April 28. All interested people please put your name down at control, send an email to Grafton netball or contact umpire convener Bonnie Bruce.

Anybody over 12 can learn to umpire, so come along to the course a the theory is online a and complete the umpire's clinic starting April 28. Then you can go out and help our sport by umpiring.

Visit www.netball for more information.

Next year Grafton Netball will be 50. Secretary Fiona Gordon is compiling a book on netball in the Grafton area.

If you have any information or pictures during that time that you would be willing to share please contact her on

Far North Coast netball will provide a special course on July 14 and 15 at Casino.

The course will provide an opportunity for those members based in regional areas to further their skills and update their knowledge. …

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