Young stars get chance to shine

SELECTIONS are still under way for all rep teams for 2009. If you are still interested, but were unable to attend last weekend, we would still encourage you to come along and try-out.

The trials are being held at the Regional Indoor Sports Centre in Hoof Street for all girls aged 12 to 17.

Session times are (all sessions will be held on one day only this weekend with all teams to be announced at the end of each session): Saturday - 12-years, 10am; 13-years, 9am; 14-years, 2pm; 15-years, 2pm; 17-years, 3pm.

Cost will be a one-off fee of $5 towards the hire of the hall.

For those who attended last week, you will not be required to pay again this week. If you are unable to make the second session, but would still like to try out, please call Cathy Walls on 6642 7518 before Saturday.

  •  CONGRATULATIONS to members of the Grafton Netball Association (GNA) 2009 executive: president: Cathy Walls; vice-president Brooke Burton; secretary Keren Cousemaker; treasurer Lindy Mears; minute secretary Mandy Searle; registrar (competition) Sandra Hastings; registrar (records) Cindy Allen; umpires co-ordinator Marg Haywood; publicity officer Fiona Gordon; coaching co-ordinator Bonnie Grainger; rep liaison Jo Kitcher.

The executive warmly welcome Cindy Allen and Jo Kitcher to the committee and look forward to their involvement with GNA. It is great to see new faces wanting to be involved.

  •  HAVE you played netball for many years? Have you wanted to build and coach a netball team? The association is still looking for a suitable coach for the 13-years rep team.

If you need more information of what is involved, please call Cathy on 6642 7518. This is a great opportunity for you to impart your netball knowledge to a team of young players. Nominations will be accepted up to 7pm on Monday.

  •  DATES to remember for the 2009 season:

FEBRUARY 16: General meeting at the netball courts in Bacon Street, 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and get involved with the GNA. The executive is always keen to have new faces and ideas at these meetings.

MARCH 22: Coaching foundation course. Time to be advised closer to the date. It is important for all coaches to continually update their skills and education while coaching. This is a great course to assist with coaching techniques. All this year's representative coaches must attend.

MARCH 28-29: GNA rep carnival. In 2009 for the first time in Grafton the rep carnival will be held over two days.

MAY 21: Level one umpiring, 9am to 1pm. This is essential for all GNA umpires who have not completed their level one certificate. If you require any further information, please visit our website:

A toast to local community doing their bit for environment

premium_icon A toast to local community doing their bit for environment

Bring your own cup deal paying off for the environment

MyHealth: patients need to weigh up pros and cons of system

premium_icon MyHealth: patients need to weigh up pros and cons of system

Medical practices like MyHealth in theory, but urge caution.

Redmen's great escape

Redmen's great escape

Dramatic comeback seals minor premiership

Local Partners