Crazy hair and sock day at the Grafton courts
By Grafton Netball Association
THIS Saturday our association is holding a Crazy Hair and Sock Day in support of the Kids' Cancer Project.
Donation tins will be making rounds throughout the day, so we'd love it if everyone could get involved in order to raise money for this worthwhile cause, as well as have some fun.
Our 12 years representative team is also hosting its own fundraiser to help fund their trip to Sydney for the State Age Championships this year.
There will be a barbecue with the regular menu of sausage sandwiches, bacon and egg rolls and kebabs as well as a variety of cakes and slices. The girls will also be selling 100 Club slots, and face painting will be available for kids and players alike.
Our teams appreciate every bit of support offered by our netball community as they prepare for this year's championships.
Our next rep carnival will be held in Coffs Harbour this coming Sunday, which will be the last carnival practice before our 17 years rep team travels down to the State Championships in Wollongong at the beginning of June.
All umpires need to have their Section 1 exam completed in order to be fully qualified to umpire for our Saturday competition.
Head to the "Links" tab on our website if you have yet to complete this test and follow the necessary steps required.
If you experience any difficulties or are unsure how to proceed, please contact your club delegate or Alex Moar on 0417 431 343. The Level 1 is now available online as well, accessible through the Netball AU learning portal for a cost of $25.
This test is a mandatory component for those umpires seeking to obtain their C badge qualification. For more information, contact Alex on the same number as above.
NSW CHS UNDER-15 CHAMPIONSHIPS
SOUTH Grafton High finished 13th out of 16 schools at the NSW Combined High Schools Under-15 Netball Knockout Final Series at Wollongong this week.
The gruelling tournament saw teams play 15 matches of 10-minute halves across two days. South Grafton registered wins over Terrigal, Coonabarabran, Cowra and Matraville.
Assistant coach Brooke Burton said South Grafton was not out of place against some of the more highly fancied teams.
"The girls came 13th but played like they should've come first," Burton said. "They even held their own even against the sports high schools.
"Most sides had huge, tall girls built like brick walls. Our tallest girls Murren Woods, Charlotte Sommer and Emersyn Burton looked like midgets compared to them. But we fitted in and played well all across the court. For a country team we did really well and did South Grafton proud. Not once did the girls drop their head."
Emersyn Burton typified the determination of the girls. She injured her ankle on day one but persevered on the second day.
Team captain Murren Woods has stayed down in Sydney for NSW CHS Under-15 Trials at Menai Indoor Sports Stadium. Grafton High's Katisha Meaney is also attending.