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Netballers sought for districts

CALLING BUDDING NETBALLERS: Inter-district netball trials are coming up.
CALLING BUDDING NETBALLERS: Inter-district netball trials are coming up.

Netball Inter-District Netball is back for 2018 with trials being held next Sunday.

Players can enter into four age groups categories - mixed under 12s, girls 13-14 years, girls 15-16 years and a women's open team for 17 years and over.

This is the first year netball is looking to form an adult team to play in districts as well.

Last year saw Stanthorpe Netball re-enter the Darling Downs inter-district Netball competition for the first time in around 20 years.

The teams all play in the same division to start off before being graded into two divisions. Although having some netball experience is preferred, anyone of any skill level is welcome to try-out for the teams.

Representative coordinator Bernadette Brunckhorst said the district competition was a great way for the teams to gain experience playing with and against other girls their own age.

She said the main appeal to try-out for the team was for the girls to improve their own skills and knowledge of the game.

"It's also a lot of fun for the girls as well,” Mrs Brunckhorst said.

"They get to go away to a carnival for a whole day.

"It's really a good bonding experience for the girls.

"Normally on a Saturday they'll just go, they'll play, they'll go home.

"Whereas the inter-district has bit a more of a social aspect to it and it's a bit more fun.”

She said it also gives the girls a chance to watch some stronger teams play and learn skills from them as well. The teams compete at carnivals once a month on Sundays.

This year the carnivals will be on:

March 18 - Warwick

April 29 - Dalby

May 20 - Lockyer

June 3 - (if a previous match has been cancelled)

June 10 - Highfields

August 6 - Finals Toowoomba

Stanthorpe Netball is now calling for expressions of interest for the 2018 Inter District Netball competition for coaches, umpires and players.

All players must be registered with Stanthorpe Netball and participating in the Saturday Competition to be eligible to play Inter District Netball.

Trials will be held on February 18 from 9am-11am.

If you or your child are interested in coaching, umpiring and/or playing please advise by February 10.

Please refer to Stanthorpe Netball facebook page or text to 0423 177 044 for more information or to apply.

Please state player's name, DOB and preferred playing position.

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