SEASON TO START: The Gayndah Netball team are looking for more players for the 2018 season.
SEASON TO START: The Gayndah Netball team are looking for more players for the 2018 season.

Netball club wants you for 2018

NETBALL: The 2018 Gayndah and District Netball Association season is about to start with the association calling for more players to take part in the club.

After a successful 2017 season, coaching co-ordinator Chris Duncan is optimistic it will be another excellent season.

"We would love for you to join us for another year of netball,” she said.

Duncan said the netball competition was inclusive and supportive of players of all ages and skill level.

"To make sure the kids get the most benefit out of playing, we make sure it is more about encouraging them to participate,” she said.

"We put our focus on effort and performance over the outcome of the game itself.

As the children progress into the season, Duncan can see them coming out of their shells and gaining in confidence.

"That's how you build up their confidence, with everyone helping to build each other up,” she said.

Duncan said all players had to be registered with Netball Queensland before taking to the court, which can be done online.

Duncan believes the game is all about respect.

"It's about respecting the people you play with and against, and volunteers too,” she said.

"I have always told the girls in the past that a champion team will always beat a team of champions.

"On top of that, we teach them how to be good sports and learning to be courteous and polite.”

The junior netball competition is for girls aged five to 15 years and boys from five to 12-years-old.

The Thundercats will be making a trip to Monto in August for a training clinic with the Gayndah Netball team.

Each year it is a huge success and Duncan hopes it will be the same this year.

"The girls just love being trained by the Thundercats,” she said.

"I'll also be coaching the netball coaches on March 3-4 at the Gayndah Sportsground.

"We're also looking at having a development day for our umpires but we haven't got a date organised just yet.”

Next month there will be several coaching clinics for netball players with dates to be announced.

Last year there were seven ladies' teams, including one from Mundubbera.

"Gayndah Netball run a strong junior netball training program, which saw the U15 Wild Things, U10 Rockets win in their division in the Central Burnett Challenge and U12 Ninjas runners-up,” Duncan said.

There will be a junior sign-on and come and try day on Sunday, March 4 from 10am to 12.30pm.

For players looking for a team, please phone the club's secretary on 0419518423.


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