Hundreds playing netball
Netball was the winner on Saturday at the Memorial Sportsground.
Hundreds of seniors played their competition games before lunch. The afternoon provided an opportunity for grandparents, parents and families to support their primary aged netballers and enjoy the chance to be in a competitive atmosphere.
Two hundred primary netballers are now organised for the 2014 season. Coaches have a good opportunity to learn the rules of the game when they attend the umpires sessions on Monday nights from 7-8 pm at the netball pavilion.
Most coaches at primary level only need an update on the rules. All senior club teams are striving to have all their players gain the Netball NZ theory qualification during the season. This will give them a better understanding of the game.
The three South Waikato secondary school teams had mixed results. Putaruru College A defeated THSOB but lost to Tokoroa High School. Forest View High School lost to United Force and defeated Excusia while Tokoroa High School lost to Eagles.
Senior, secondary school, intermediate and primary school teams are all playing grading games to settle for positions in grades for the sponsored competition. There will be no games over the holidays.
Registration forms for Fun Ferns are on the Tokoroa Netball Centre website. These sessions will be for seven weeks and start on May 9 at 4 pm at the events centre. The next section of games for all teams (senior and junior) will be after the holidays.