Netballers show their skills at regionals
KINANGOS’ bond has strengthened after competing in their third netball carnival of the season.
Kingaroy and Nanango girls had the home court advantage on Sunday when almost 300 players came to the South Burnett for the Wide Bay Regional Carnival.
Carnival co-ordinator Moira Early said the Kingaroy and Nanango combined teams were hitting their stride after the decision was made to join both junior competitions.
“The idea (to combine towns) was to get us more competitive in this sort of competition, and it has worked,” Early said.
“There are more kids, more teams and it’s a better competition locally.”
And Early said the younger players had shown a lot of promise at the regional carnival.
“The Under-11s have done quite well (at the carnival).
“This is their first year in representative netball and they have done very well.”
Kinango U12s player Laura Freeman said she was enjoying getting to play new teams.
“We won one game against Gayndah, 18-5,” Laura said.
The manager of the U12s, Kayleen Freeman, said the team had come a long way over the three regional carnivals.
“It’s been a great growth period for them,” she said.
“They are only just starting out with netball and they have shown a great deal of improvement.
“And they are having a great time; it’s nice to have a carnival here in the region.
“We’ve actually hadWide Bay Thundercats here; they were doing a skill display so the kids can see what they do and how they play.”
Kinango players will next be in action on the weekend at a Netball Queensland carnival in Rockhampton.