Com­mit­tee agrees to changes to rules, game dates

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tom Zaun­mayr

Net­ball in Kar­ratha will un­dergo sweep­ing changes next year as the league con­tin­ues to ex­pand.

The Kar­ratha Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion com­mit­tee held its endof-year meet­ing re­cently and agreed on a raft of changes to rules, di­vi­sions and play­ing dates.

New of­fi­cial net­ball rules will be in­tro­duced from Jan­uary 1 and the lo­cal com­pe­ti­tion will also adopt by­laws sim­i­lar to those used by the Wan­neroo Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion.

Ju­nior di­vi­sions with more than eight teams will com­pete in an 18-week sea­son, three weeks more than smaller di­vi­sions.

KNA pres­i­dent Tracy Kitch­ing said the com­mit­tee was seek­ing ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est from coaches of all lev­els for the three Kar­ratha As­so­ci­a­tion De­vel­op­ment squads.

“Ju­nior ath­letes wish­ing to trial for Kar­ratha As­so­ci­a­tion De­vel­op­ment Squad will only be el­i­gi­ble if they play in their age di­vi­sion in their club team,” she said.

“Try-outs are ex­pected to be in Fe­bru­ary.”

She said this would be a good op­por­tu­nity to de­velop coach­ing skills.

The se­nior sea­son will be­gin on March 14, with three grad­ing rounds fol­lowed by round 1 on May 2.

Ju­nior grand fi­nals will be played on Septem­ber 16 and se­nior grand fi­nals the next day.

Pic­ture: Tracy Kitch­ing

Kar­ratha Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion com­mit­tee en­joys its end-of-year wind-up.

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