Leah Blakemore U14, Imogen Bilbrough U13 and Emmersen Mackie U12, practice for this weekend’s competition.
Leah Blakemore U14, Imogen Bilbrough U13 and Emmersen Mackie U12, practice for this weekend’s competition. Georja Ryan

Inter-district netball action

THE girls in lycra will hit the courts tomorrow for the Inter-district Netball Carnival at Barnes Park.

Fifty teams from 12 associations across the region will fill the courts for the first carnival of a five-day tournament.

The other four carnivals will be held on April 22 in Lockyer, May 20 in Dalby, July 22 in Laidley and the grand final in Toowoomba on August 5.

Secretary of the Warwick and District Netball Association Linda Bunch said a total of 100 games will be played tomorrow and the nine Warwick teams were ready to show off their skills.

"We have very strong competitors and usually end up with four or five teams in grand finals," Bunch said.

The teams range from 11 years to opens with each team to play four games each tomorrow.

Bunch said she would like to see locals get down to Barnes Park to watch the girls in action.

"Come along and support the girls, the canteen will be open and a barbecue on all day," she said.

Leah Blakemore who will be competing in the under 14 category tomorrow said she was excited to take to the court and put her team's strategies into practice.

"We've been playing Monday nights and training so it is exciting," Leah said.

Imogen Bilbrough, U13, said she loved playing netball and also couldn't wait to play tomorrow.

"It's fun and exciting and it's fun to win too," she said.

The competition begins at 8am with the final game estimated to finish at 4pm.


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