March 23, 2013
Netball’s booming in the South Burnett … there’s a new combined competition running and now the Nanango Club has new-look courts, courtesy of a $51,000 grant from the local Heritage Community Branch in Nanango.
Representatives from Heritage attended the official unveiling of the resurfaced courts on Friday evening.
Nanango Netball club president Moira Early said without the help of Heritage the project to refurbish the courts would not have been possible.
She said four courts had been repaired and resurfaced and were now much safer for the players.
Children from Cooyar, Maidenwell and Yarraman as well as Nanango and Kingaroy use the facility.
“So your generosity is far-reaching,” Moira told the Heritage officials.
Heritage Community Branch (Nanango) director Graham Archdall said it was great to see so many young people out on a Friday night playing sport.
He said he would like to thank the netball association for its strong support of Heritage and the many parents of netballers who also supported the branch.
“We need people to do business with Heritage so we can give grants,” he said. “Without your support, we would not be able to give grants.”
Nanango and Kingaroy clubs are playing in a joint competition this year – four weeks at Nanango, followed by four weeks at Kingaroy etc.
There are about 120 players in both clubs, ranging from midgets (ages 5-8), juniors (ages 9-11), cadets (ages 12-15) and seniors (age 16 and above).
There are eight teams each in the juniors and cadets competitions.
All senior games are played in Kingaroy.