Net­ballers show their skills at re­gion­als

South Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

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