Im­prove­ment is name of the game

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au

NET­BALL: The Wide Bay Re­gional Net­ball Car­ni­val was held on Sun­day late last month with Mun­dub­bera and Gayndah stu­dents in at­ten­dance.

Teams from un­der 15, 13, 12 and 11 com­peted against other schools, how­ever they were out­classed by the Bund­aberg squad.

Mun­dub­bera State School net­ball coach Lisa Whe­lan said the en­tire event was a suc­cess with play­ers show­ing ma­jor im­prove­ment.

“It turned out to be a great day, some suc­cess for a few of the teams, and a lot of im­prove­ment to a lot of play­ers over the course of the day,” Whe­lan said.

“This is the ben­e­fit of at­tend­ing re­gion­als. Lots of games and a dif­fer­ent com­pe­ti­tion to chal­lenge play­ers. Great op­por­tu­nity to de­velop as net­ballers.”

Var­i­ous as­so­ci­a­tions were present dur­ing the Wide Bay Car­ni­val.

“We had a good amount of com­pe­ti­tion in Her­vey Bay, it seems to be get­ting big­ger and big­ger ev­ery year which is good,” Whe­lan said.

“Teams from Bund­aberg, Her­vey Bay, Mary­bor­ough, Kingaroy, Nanango and Monto were there.”

Whe­lan ac­knowl­edged the hard work and com­mit­ment shown by her Mun­dub­bera net­ball team.

“Our com­bined teams had a great time and the coaches and par­ents were all pleased with their team work and en­thu­si­asm,” Whe­lan said. “By the Gayndah and Mun­dub­bera as­so­ci­a­tions com­bined we are able to send more com­pet­i­tive teams to this car­ni­val.”

The team will now be train­ing hard in prepa­ra­tion for the next net­ball com­pe­ti­tion.

“We’ve got an­other car­ni­val com­ing up which will be good for the stu­dents and they’ll be train­ing for that one,” Whe­lan said.

“It’s a busy time for the stu­dents but it helps that they love the sport and we do as well.”

The Mun­dub­bera net­ball team is look­ing for­ward to the sec­ond car­ni­val that will take place in Gayndah on July 30.

Teams from Bund­aberg, Her­vey Bay, Mary­bor­ough, Kingaroy, Monto, Gayndah and Mun­dub­bera will be com­pet­ing at this car­ni­val.

❝ It turned out to be a great day, some suc­cess for a few of the teams, and a lot of im­prove­ment to a lot of play­ers over the course of the day.

— Lisa Whe­lan

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ON COURT: The Mun­dub­bera Net­ball team in ac­tion in Her­vey Bay.

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