Net­ball sea­son draws in­ter­est

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - — PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

NET­BALL: The net­ball sea­son has been run­ning for the past few weeks and is off to a good start for Mun­dub­bera.

Ju­nior play­ers have in­creased this year with ad­di­tional teams in the com­pe­ti­tion, while the se­nior net­ball teams have re­mained steady.

Funky Bunch player Shan­non Whelan said she be­lieved it had the big­gest club par­tic­i­pa­tion than any other sport in Mun­dub­bera.

“I’ve been play­ing net­ball for around 8-10 years now and seen play­ers come and go,” Mrs Whelan said.

“I’ve al­ways played it and ab­so­lutely love it and my team is un­real, it’s a very good team.

“I think net­ball is the big­gest club mem­ber­ship we have in the com­mu­nity.”

The club it­self is con­tin­u­ally grow­ing and ex­pand­ing.

“The sea­son’s off to a good start, it’s good to fi­nally be back play­ing it and we have lots of fun mo­ments on the court,” Mrs Whelan said.

“I be­lieve net­ball is all about the fitness and let­ting the girls have a good time.”

Mun­dub­bera Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion president Lisa Whelan said the team com­peted at the Gayndah Citrus Cup at the week­end.

“The team played very well against Gayndah but were de­feated,” Mrs Whelan said.

“We were a lit­tle rushed with sort­ing out the teams but every­one should be proud of them­selves and for their ef­forts.”

“We have six se­nior teams and around six to seven ju­nior teams this sea­son, it’s look­ing very op­ti­mistic in­deed.”

Al­though player num­bers have im­proved this sea­son, the net­ball as­so­ci­a­tion is al­ways look­ing for more peo­ple.

“We could al­ways have a few more play­ers es­pe­cially in the se­nior teams, the game is for all ages,” Mrs Whelan said.

The Ju­niors play ev­ery Tues­day night from 4-5.30pm at the Archer Park Sports com­plex.

The Se­niors play ev­ery Wed­nes­day night from 6-9pm at the Mun­dub­bera State School.

PHOTO: CAL­LUM DICK

Net­ball is off to a great start this sea­son.

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