Wet weather puts dampner on opener

IT was an unfortunate start to our netball season last week when we needed to cancel all games due to the weather.

Hopefully this weekend we will be luckier with the weather. Remember though the courts are generally all-weather courts so always turn up on Saturdays prepared to play.

Competition will commence for all grades this Saturday. Please check the website for the draw.

If you have not yet signed up with a club or team, please come to control on Saturday and we will put you in contact with a delegate.

The NetSetGO! program commences this Saturday at 11.30am for all five- to seven-year-olds. Players need to wear comfortable shorts and t-shirt (or school sports uniform), joggers and must bring a water bottle.

NetSetGO! has been developed to provide girls with a learning and playing experience that enables them to enjoy a positive introduction to netball, ensuring the enjoyment and continued participation within the sport.

If your daughter has not yet signed up for the program and would like to participate, please come along this Saturday. Cost is just $45 for the season.

Now the start of the season is upon us, netball fees are due. You must be a registered, financial player to be insured by Netball NSW.

If you are having financial difficulty and are unable to pay fees in full, then please see your club delegate to arrange a payment plan. Your privacy is guaranteed by all delegates.

Thank you to Cummins Retravision who have assisted Grafton Netball Association with the purchase of our own compact camera.

This camera will now be available to use on Saturdays as well as at representative games.

Sponsorship opportunities are available on our website for local businesses. Your logo will appear on every site and can be linked back to your own site. Please contact me on 0409 846 089 if you would like more information.

Coaching update

THE Coaching Foundation course is being offered by GNA again this year and will be held on Saturday, April 2 from 8am-1pm.

It is imperative all Saturday netball coaches who have not completed this accreditation or have an expired certificate, attend these sessions to become accredited.

There is a small cost to each participant but you will get a coaching handbook to take away with you that includes drills and games to use in training sessions for all age groups.

There is an online module component that needs to be completed prior, but more information can be provided at control. Please put your name down if you are interested at control.

Representative trials

AT the representative tryouts we selected a 14-girl training squad for our under-13 representative team.

The selectors faced the hard task of reducing the squad to the final 10 on Sunday. The team is: Rachel Fahey, Zahli Bancroft, Karlie Chevalley, Payton Slis, Shonta Morris, Brooke Lilley, Taylor Wilkes, Mackenzie Egan, Zoe Clark & Kira Grant.

For those girls who did not make the cut, I would encourage you to come along next year and try again.

There will be a parent meeting for all representative players on Sunday, March 13 at 6pm.

The session will be conducted by our Rep Liaison Marg Hayward. She has information to pass on to all parents as well as update parents on changes to Grafton rep this year. Also discussed will be the Grafton Representative Carnival. If you cannot attend, please let your manager know.

Dates for the diary

March 12 – 11.30am, NetSetGO! & first day of competition

March 13 – 6pm Parent meeting for rep players

March 21 – 7pm, General Monthly Meeting

March 27 - Grafton Representative Carnival

April 2 – 8am-1pm, Coaching Foundation Course

* Pick up Saturday’s Examiner as Fiona Gordon runs the rule over Grafton’s A-grade netball sides.



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