Netball is here ... let the games begin

THIS week round one of competition begins for all grades, 10 years and above.

If you have not yet signed up to a team, but would like to, there are still vacancies in some teams.

Speak with your delegate on Saturday who can give you more information.

All Netta games (5-9 years) are due to begin their competition on May 2.

  •  A COACHING development evening will be held on Saturday from 6pm to 8.30pm.

This is a great course for everyone coaching teams at all levels this year.

The presenter will be Dianne Donavan from Netball NSW and it will be about 'making decisions'.

The cost is $10 and the course will be held at the courts in Bacon Street.

Please see coaching co-ordinator, Bonnie, on Saturday if you are interested in attending.

  •  A COACHING foundation course will be held on Sunday from 9am to 3pm.

This course is mandatory for all coaches to attend who have not attended this course previously. The cost is $75, of which your club and GNA will partly subsidise.

During the course you will receive a book of coaching techniques and drills for girls at all levels.

Prior to attending this course, you must have completed a free online coaching skills course:

  •  DON'T forget the GNA rep carnival on March 28 and 29.

All rep teams are required to be at the courts on Sunday, March 29 at 7.30am for team photos. Please be on time.

If you have any questions about the carnival, please speak with someone in control on Saturday.

  •  AN umpire development workshop will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 4pm to 6.30pm at the courts.

This is an invitation to all umpires, new and experienced, to attend including GNA rep girls.

Stewart Ting from Netball NSW will be conducting an umpiring session on contact and obstruction. The cost is $10 and it will be a great opportunity for all umpires and players to learn from a national A badged umpire.

If you are interested in attending please give names to Marg Hayward in control on Saturday.

  •  AN umpire's exam will be held on Saturday, May 16, from 10.30am. All players and supporters are welcome to come along to sit the exam. Training and support is provided to those just starting out.

If you are interested or have questions, please speak with the umpire's co-ordinator, Marg Hayward, in control.

Umpire's Level 1, Saturday May 23, from 9am to 1pm. All those who umpire on Saturdays are required to have completed and received a pass in their umpire's theory exam and completed their Level 1.

These courses are also a great opportunity for players to learn more about the game.

Both the exam and level 1 are prerequisites if you are interested in obtaining your national badge.

U for Umpiring books (where the umpire exam questions come from) and rule books are available from control for $12.

There are also GNA sun visors available for purchase in control on Saturday.

  •  IF you would like some help with your umpiring please let Marg know. She and her umpire committee of Kerry and Denise will endeavour to do their best to coach as many umpires as possible.

If there are experienced umpires able to assist with coaching, please speak with Marg.

  •  THE next general meeting is to be held at the clubhouse on Monday at 7.00pm. All are welcome.

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