GUIDING THE FUTURE: SP Netball coaches and Netball NSW Swifts team members Susan Pettitt and Amy Sommerville at a coaching clinic with Grafton junior netball girls at the weekend.
GUIDING THE FUTURE: SP Netball coaches and Netball NSW Swifts team members Susan Pettitt and Amy Sommerville at a coaching clinic with Grafton junior netball girls at the weekend. Debrah Novak

Netballers invited to Netball NSW workshop

THE GRAFTON Netball Committee would like to invite you to a Community Strategic Planning Workshop to be held on Monday, August 15, from 7pm to 9pm after the GNA monthly meeting at 6.30pm.

This workshop, facilitated by Netball NSW, is a follow-on from our member survey, and will help us compile a comprehensive three-year strategic plan, enhancing the netball products and services offered in the Grafton community. We hope to have a broad cross-section of our netball community providing input at this workshop, so please come along because everyone is welcome.


This clinic is a seven-week intensive program covering all aspects of netball:

  • Shooting
  • Defence
  • Centre court

It will be open for all interested players turning 12, 13 and 14 in the year 2017 and will be held every Thursday 4pm-5.30pm, from October 13 to November 24. We encourage everyone who is looking to improve their netball skills on both a representative and competitive level to take part in this program. The qualified coaches who will be running this clinic include Brooke Burton, Kim Blinman, Donna Jackson, Tammy Thompson, Alex Moar, Cyndi Allen, Katie Gordon, Rhee Searle and Denise Everingham, as well as Kira Grant who will be working to improve her coaching credentials.

Come visit us at the control building if you are interested. For more information please feel free to contact Brooke Burton 0437 426 070 or Kim Blinman 0427 646 933.

NSW Swifts players Susan Pettitt and Amy Sommerville held a clinic on Sunday with 30 excited kids aged 7 to 12. The three hours were packed full of new drills and skills that all the kids said were absolutely wonderful and we hope they will share what they've learned with their other team members. After the session both ladies took time to sign autographs and take copious pictures. Grafton netball wishes to thank Susan and Amy for taking the time to let these kids from the country meet their idols.


Lower Clarence Netball Association is hosting our Regional NetEd program this Sunday, August 14, at 9am for all those that have registered for this course.


Nominations close at the end of the August 15 monthly meeting for the representative coaching positions from development squad, 12 years through to 17 years. Keep in mind that you must have your development coaching certification or be working towards it following the foundation course.


Our 2016 all-ages carnival was a great success thanks to all the teams and volunteers that partook in today's event. Thank you to everyone from both GNA and neighbouring associations for gifting us with another successful day of netball and congratulations to the following teams who walked away victorious. We'd love to see you all again next year!

Div 1: Winners - Woopi Green Machine; runners-up - Redmen Jaca

Div 2: Winners - Northside Vipers; runners-up - Northside Thunder

Div 3: Winners - Redmen Jaca 2; runners-up - Tucabia Legends

Div 4: Winners - Sawty Slayers; runners-up - L/C Space Unicorns

11/12 yrs A: Winners - Northside Koolkids; runners- up - Woopi Wonders

11/12yrs B: Winners - Coffs Gobstoppers; runners-up - Coffs Starbursts

9/10yrs: Winners - Coffs Koalas; runners-up - City Smurfs

To all our 7/8yrs teams, thank you for participating in the carnival. We congratulate you for your efforts and hope to see you next again next year! Northside Cookiemonsters; Tucabia Cutie Pies; Tucabia BBFS; Northside Gummi Bears.


Sept 3 - Semi Finals

Sept 10 - Finals

Sept 17 - Grand finals

Sept 19 - Monthly Meeting

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