Mun­dub­bera team just as strong

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

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