Upgrade makes PNA host with most
PERTH Netball Association (PNA) will host the Association Championships for the third consecutive year this long weekend, eight years after upgrading its outdoor courts and clubhouse.
On May 19 2009, the Western Suburbs Weekly reported that PNA had won the right to host the Championships at Matthews Netball Centre for three years, soon after the refurbishment was finished.
PNA contributed $348,000 to the project and received $90,000 each from the Town of Cambridge and State Government.
The Championships then moved to the Wanneroo Districts Netball Association at Kingsway and returned to Matthews in 2015.
PNA executive officer Troy Starcevich said Matthews was the preferred venue because Netball WA and the State Netball Centre were based there.
“The quality of the facility has improved and the general layout of the courts is more user friendly,” Mr Starcevich said.
“We’ve maintained the grass courts, it’s fairly unique to have those.”
Mr Starcevich said PNA used the indoor courts in the $26 million State Netball Centre, which opened in 2015, for the Saturday winter competition.
The Association Championships from June 3-5 will comprise 267 teams from around WA, nine more teams than last year.
Volunteers from PNA’S clubs will be able to raise funds at the event by preparing food and keeping the venue clean.