Net­ball skills in ac­tion

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

DUE to the re­cent withdrawal of Biloela from the lo­cal ju­nior net­ball com­pe­ti­tion, a Gayn­dah/Mun­dub­bera fun prac­tice day was or­gan­ised at Mun­dub­bera’s town courts on the week­end.

Dur­ing the skills ses­sion, par­ents helped coaches by join­ing the girls and boys in their ac­tiv­i­ties.

Skills de­vel­oped at last week’s Mun­dub­bera coach­ing clin­ics run by Netball4life’s Am­ber Cross and New SouthWales umpire Chris Miles were passed on to ju­nior net­ballers from other parts of the North Bur­nett.

Ms Cross is a cousin of Sher­rie Bre­itkopf from Three Rivers Tourist Park.

“Am­ber con­tacted me af­ter the flood to see if she could do some­thing to help us or the peo­ple of Mun­dub­bera,” Mrs Bre­itkopf said.

“I sug­gested a free net­ball clinic and she jumped at the chance.”

Ms Cross has been in­volved in net­ball for about 25 years, play­ing at state rep­re­sen­ta­tive level.

She de­vel­oped Netball4Life, which pro­vides qual­ity, inclusive net­ball de­vel­op­ment pro­grams and ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties, aimed at chil­dren aged be­tween 4 and 17 years.

While the teams were play­ing, it was an op­por­tu­nity for vol­un­teers to learn to or­gan­ise play­ers, score and umpire.

“It was a great day en­joyed by all and a day that we will look at run­ning again,” Mun­dub­bera coach Lisa Whe­lan said.

PHOTO: SUE HAR­RIS

GO­ING FOR GOAL: Rianna Holmes plays GD as So­phie Whe­lan shoots for a goal in the Mun­dub­bera/Gayn­dah net­ball day on the week­end.

PHOTO: SUE HAR­RIS

DE­FENCE: Mun­dub­bera's Bec Au­gus­tine keeps an eye on her Gayn­dah op­po­nent in a net­ball game played in Mun­dub­bera on the week­end.

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