Netball skills in action
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.
GOING FOR GOAL: Rianna Holmes plays GD as Sophie Whelan shoots for a goal in the Mundubbera/Gayndah netball day on the weekend.
DEFENCE: Mundubbera's Bec Augustine keeps an eye on her Gayndah opponent in a netball game played in Mundubbera on the weekend.