Fassifern Netball Association calls for recruits

The Fassifern Netball Association invites potential players to attend one of two information sessions to be held in the lead-up to the upcoming season.

The first is scheduled for 9-11am on Saturday and will take place at the front of IGA on High Street at Boonah.

The second is on Monday night at the Fassifern Netball Courts in the Boonah Showgrounds from 4-6pm.

President Amanda Dover said the sessions would be a chance for parents and players to find out details like game times, age groups, season lengths and costs ahead of the muster and first night of matches on February 18.

She said it was going to be another great season and she encouraged everyone interested to get involved.

“We’re looking forward to it,” she said.

Mrs Dover said netball was still the most popular team sport for girls, with many gravitating towards the game for an opportunity to meet people and socialise.

She said she still played in the open competition and her teammates relished the chance to catch up with their close friends each week.

“It is a great sport,” she said.

“Right up to the open age group, there is a focus on team building and playing as a team.

“It also keeps you fit and healthy but you don’t even realise you’re exercising because it is fun.”

Mrs Dover said participation at a junior level also encouraged young people to be involved in sport and live healthy and active lifestyles.

She said the association catered to all ages, from five years, with all training sessions and games held on Monday nights.

Grades include net-set-go (ages 5-7), modified (ages 8-10), intermediate (ages 11-13), cadets (ages 13-15), open (15+).

Net-set-go is an eight week program running in school term two and the modified league is played throughout terms two and three.

Intermediate and cadet players have the option to play up in a higher grade at no extra cost.

Registration costs $90 for kids aged 5-7, $140 for juniors aged 8-10 and $185 for open competitors.

All registration is completed online at fassifern.qld.netball.com.au

The association is always seeking umpires. Umpires can earn between $3 and $20 per game depending on their level of qualification.

For more information phone Amanda Dover on 0400 364 553 or email fassifernnetball@hotmail.com