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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

A High Energy Social Sport Like No Other

Netball is a fast-moving game that requires an element of teamwork seeing players meld with teammates in a way unlike any other sport.

With the new netball season starting in February, Whitsunday Netball Association are seeking new players.

“Anyone who enjoys a high energy team sport will love netball,” said Whitsunday Netball Association President Shannon Lorraway.

“Whether playing for fun or fitness, Whitsunday Netball Association can offer a netball program for all skills and abilities.”

While netball has long been a sport popular with girls and women, mixed netball is rising in popularity with more and more boys and men playing every year.

Netball is a team sport for all ages and abilities, with Whitsunday Netball Association welcoming girls and boys from age five and ladies and men from age 18 years.

Shannon said netball is also a terrific way to make friends, no matter your age.

“Friendships made on a netball court are friendships for life,” she said.

The netball season starts on Tuesday, February 7 for ages 5-10 years and Wednesday, February 8 for ages 11-16 years.

Training is held every Tuesday for ages 5-10 years and Wednesday for ages 11-16 years from 4:30pm to 6:30pm with carnivals held once a month.

While training is located locally at Whitsunday Sports Park, regional carnivals can be held once a month across north Queensland including in Bowen, Mackay, Townsville, Sarina and Burdekin.

Shannon says the upcoming Sports Expo is an opportunity for new families and community members to find out about the Whitsunday netball community and netball programs on offer.

“Sports Expo gives us the opportunity to talk to anyone who might be unsure about our sport and provide details on what they can expect,” she said.

“It also gives returning members a chance to say hi and ask any questions they may have about the upcoming season.”

You can find Shannon and the team from Whitsunday Netball Association at the Whitsunday Sports Expo happening on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00am until 1:00pm at Whitsunday PCYC, Jubilee Pocket.

“Friendships made on a netball court are friendships for life.”

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