Ferocious Pandas … the Kingaroy team came out on top in the Cadets Grand Final
Paige O’Connor was Player of the Match in the Junior Grand Final

August 26, 2016

A good crowd of family and friends turned out at the Nanango netball courts on Friday night with balloons and streamers to watch the Grand Finals of the Inter-District Netball competition.

Fittingly, both the Cadets and Junior Grand Finals featured a match-up between a Kingaroy and a Nanango team.

In the Juniors, Purple Lightning (Nanango) scored an upset 14-7 win over Dynamites (Kingaroy) who had been undefeated all season.

Player of the Match was Paige O’Connor (Purple Lightning).

In the Cadets, Ferocious Pandas (Kingaroy) were too strong for Team Sassy (Nanango), winning 20-13.

Tahlia Goschnick (Ferocious Pandas) was Player of the Match.

During the break between games, Nanango Netball Association president Sheena Lindholm and Mick Glenny, a member of the Heritage Nanango Community Fund Board, took the opportunity to unveil the new sign which marks Heritage’s latest assistance to the Nanango club.

A practise wall has been built beside the clubhouse – with sponsored bricks – to allow players to practise ball throwing and catching.

Heritage Nanango Community Fund also supported the new fence which surrounds the grounds.

Sheena thanked the volunteers who had spent an estimated 100 hours grouting and sanding back the cracks in the Nanango courts to allow the 2016 season to go ahead.

She said permanent repairs to the four courts, which have suffered water damage, were the next major project for the club.

The Nanango Netball Club has been quoted $240,000 + GST to repair the courts and re-surface them with a flexi-pave surface.

Sheena said cement courts would be cheaper, at $190,000 + GST, so the club was aiming to raise this amount as a Stage 1.

The Nanango Courts have been subject to repeated water damage in recent years.

Sheena said the South Burnett Regional Council had agreed to provide $30,000 towards the project, and the Heritage Nanango Community Fund had promised $35,000.

The club has also been applying to other funding bodies for assistance.

Purple Lightning (Nanango) were the happy winners of the Junior Grand Final
Nanango Netball Association president Sheena Lindholm and Mick Glenny, a member of the Heritage Nanango Community Fund Board, unveil the sign for the new netball fence and wall
Action from the Junior Grand Final between Dynamites and Purple Lightning
Team Sassy, from Nanango … runners-up in the Cadets competition
During the break, the netballers fell through a time warp to 1973 and did the Nutbush … which could become a new tradition for the clubs!
Action from the Cadets Grand Final between Team Sassy and Ferocious Pandas
Sheena Lindholm and Mick Glenny (Heritage) with the new practise wall … the club also raised funds by selling sponsorship bricks 
Lynn Smith (Nanango Netball) and Cr Roz Frohloff presented the trophies for the Cadets Grand Final

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