Community helps make netball dreams come true
working mums, the dedication that everyone has shown is remarkable with people having to leave work early every week, getting home late every week, sometimes not until 9pm or later and dropping off other children.”
The parents also ensured the children were always fed after games. Initially supplying dinner started off as a sausage sizzle where parents would cook up sausages and supply bread which they would hand out after games at the back of a car.
Towards the end of the season they would purchase dinner in Biloela, whether it be the canteen or a shop on their way home.
Dunk-Andrews said everyone thoroughly enjoyed the season despite the huge commitment needed from the parents and children each week.
“None of this would’ve been possible without the dedication of those parents who have travelled over weekly and others on the roster system,” she said.
“The coaches who have dedicated their time to this sport is remarkable and goes without saying is much appreciated.
“Not only have they coached them at the competition but they have also umpired weekly, committed to training our children weekly and helped them at the carnivals we have attended. “Without them our teams wouldn’t have been able to compete in this competition.”
Dunk-Andrews said all of the players intended to return next year, except those who were heading off to boarding school.
“Needless to say we are all extremely proud of our children and their dedication to this sport,” she said.
“It is also exciting that there has been a huge interest in the inter-school netball carnival again for this year which is coming up on September 19, so fingers crossed some of these kids will join in next season.”
GAME TIME: Josh Monaghan looks for an open space to pass to.