Time to celebrate as NSW netball turns 80

THIS year Netball NSW turns 80 and GNA will be holding activities to celebrate this event.

We would love to hear from past players, umpires or executives. Please email your experiences and stories with netball to grafton.netball@bigpond.com.

If you would also like to be kept informed of upcoming events regarding this event, please email your contact details through to the email address. We would love to hear from you.

Money matters

ALL club fees are now overdue. Please ensure payment is paid in full this weekend.

If payment is not made, then you may not be able to take the court.

Please remember if you having trouble paying fees, please speak with your club delegate on Saturday.

All Rhino club members with raffle tickets, can you please ensure all sold books are returned to Sandra as soon as possible.

Netta news

THIS Saturday there will be another Netta 'coach the coaches' session from 10.30am.

The session will involve practical coaching techniques, warm up games and drills. Please bring along some of your team members to join in the fun.

If you would like help during your game on Saturday please let Wendy Green know and she will come and lend a hand.

Umpiring updates

THE umpires' exam will be held on Saturday from 10.30am. All players and supporters are welcome to come along to sit the exam.

GNA is looking to recruit more adult umpires with training and support provided to those just starting out. If you are interested or have questions, please speak with the umpiring co-ordinator, Marg Hayward, in control. If you are unable to attend Saturday to complete the exam, it is now available online at the Netball Australia website under 'Umpire Accreditation'- look for the online umpire exam centre and click on photo and away you go. Anyone can sit the exam at any time and there is no need to apply to Netball NSW.

If you're interested in doing the level one umpiring course, leave your name at control.

The course will be held from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, May 23.

Tiff stands up

THE under-17s welcome Tiffany Byrne to their team. Tiff was certainly thrown into the deep end on Sunday after an ankle injury to Laura in the first couple of minutes of their first game.

Tiff handled herself well for her first outing with the team. Defensively the team is performing well and more work over the next four weeks on running onto the ball and feeding it into the circle should help improve the attacking end as well.

The girls are enjoying their fitness work outs with Shaun Davison in the lead-up to the June long weekend.

We wish Laura a speedy recovery over the next couple of weeks.

All chocolate money needs to be given to your manager as soon as possible. If you have boxes still unsold, these can be handed back to your manager if you do not think you will get them sold.

Next meeting is May 18 from 7pm at the clubhouse.

Happy couple

THE Grafton Netball Association executive would like to congratulate coaching co-ordinator Bonnie Grainger on her marriage last weekend.

We wish her and Simon a wonderful future together.

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