21 March, 2023
Big season ahead for netball
MAREEBA Netball is gearing up for a big season with hundreds of young netballs flocking to the courts as its junior competition kicks off this Saturday.
Currently there are five U16 and four U12 teams registered and 31 Net Set Go players ready to get on the courts.
The club even hosted coaching and umpiring workshops recently with Netball Queensland representative Richanda Kasman, as the club strengthens its volunteer base by providing them with more training and support.
The club is up about 60 nominations compared to last season and club president Michelle Cifuentes said it is good to see the club grow.
“Last year we had a growth of about 30 nominations and this year it is 60,” she said.
“If more people put up their hands to play senior netball that would be good.
“We had our social night two weeks ago and we had about 10 teams there so if that translates into people playing that would be good.”
Social netball has been running since the beginning of March and has been well attended with 10 teams currently joining in on the fun, the social games help entice new players to the senior competition and also rise much needed funds for junior players that are travelling away.
The club is currently preparing for its U16 representative team to travel to the Sunshine Coast for the Senior State Age Carnival from 1-4 April.
In preparation for State Age the team competed in a carnival held by the Cairns Netball Association last Sunday.