CALL TO DUTY: Opals GA Karlie Chevalley has been selected to play in the Grafton State League team as they play in Casino.
CALL TO DUTY: Opals GA Karlie Chevalley has been selected to play in the Grafton State League team as they play in Casino. Debrah Novak

Whistle blows for State League Netball

GRAFTON Netball Association would like to extend its support to its State League team for 2016 that will be playing their first round in Casino on April 10.

The team consists of Sam Austin, Karlie Chevalley, Bianca Dougherty, Amy Jones, Heidi Dalton, Kirby Danvers, Jasmine Rimene, Ashley King, Brooke Lilley, Zali Webb, Stephanie Elliott and Jacynta Stoker. Coach Kim Blinman, assistant coach Tammy Thompson and manager Fiona Gordon are looking for some good results from the first round games.

Our association would like to wish good luck to Murren Woods, Charlotte Sommer and Emersyn Burton. These girls are off to the academy games this weekend as representatives of not only Grafton but also the North Coast Academy of Sport. Well done girls, and play hard!

Our Saturday competition will disband for three weekends due to the school holidays.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and hope you'll all be keen and ready to jump back into the competition when we return April 30. Be sure you finalise your fees with your respective clubs if you have yet to do so, as they are now overdue.

Our junior representative carnival held last Sunday was a huge success. All of our coaches are ecstatic with the progress of their respective teams, and are eager to push their players to their maximum ability. We would like to extend our gratitude to the umpires and parents for volunteering their help on the day, and also thank Grafton Coffee Club and QLD Firebirds for donating their raffle prize of 10 tickets to the Firebirds VS Swifts match happening on April 30. Congratulations to raffle winner Renee Munsie, from Casino Netball Association!

There will be a coaching Q&A run by Kim Blinman at our courts on April 30, starting at 10.30am. We encourage all beginner coaches and seasoned coaches alike to attend this event in order to expand their knowledge and pick up on some new tips and tricks.

Alex Moar will be hosting two umpiring clinics for beginner and veteran umpires alike to go over the new rules that have been introduced to the game this year. The clinics will take place at our netball courts on May 7, one starting at 10.30am and another starting at 1.30pm.



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