Mundubbera team just as strong
NETBALL: After a successful 2016 season, the Mundubbera netball team is looking stronger than ever with another six senior teams this year.
The netball season got started this week with both junior and senior netball playing their games, and the vibe from the community has been very positive.
Treasurer of the Mundubbera netball team, Roslyn Kugel said this season looked optimistic.
“We have players from 12-13 years of age to 55 years old. Lots of people are showing a huge interest in the sport and it’s taking off,” Kugel said.
“We aren’t world champions in the squad but we play the game so we can meet other people with similar interests and to have a run around during the week.
“It’s also a game that improves fitness and is a good sport.”
This year there are six junior teams and six senior teams with a lot of juniors taking an interest in the sport which is good news for the club.
“It’s definitely spread across the community and is good news as the more players who play netball, the more teams we have,” Kugel said.
“Without the coverage, the game just wouldn’t survive, you need good coverage and the competitions are growing and expanding so that’s a positive for netball.”
Mundubbera Netball Association president Lisa Whelan said the junior competition had grown.
“We’ve seen an increase in the junior teams the past six years and that’s a really good sign for the club, it shows it’s growing,” Whelan said.
“The juniors play on Tuesday afternoons and the seniors play Wednesday night from 6-9pm.”
A number of girls will play in a combined Mundubbera verse Gayndah competition in two regional carnivals this year.
The junior carnival is at the end of May with regional training taking place this Saturday April 22 from 9-11am near Archer Park.
LOOKING FORWARD: Under-12s at the 2016 Netball Carnival in 2016.