Club president Hayley McAnally at the location where the club hopes to eventually have four more courts 

November 15, 2021

There’s some exciting things happening currently at the Kingaroy Netball Association.

It’s the off-season for junior players but that hasn’t stopped the action on the courts, with nine weeks of mixed games running on Friday nights for junior players.

Junior co-ordinator Jodie Springhall said the games – for children aged 11-14 – had been started as an opportunity to keep the youngsters interested in playing during the break.

But it was also a good way to judge what interest there would be from young male players.

“It’s just a social game, but the kids are really enjoying it,” she said.

Jodie said there had been a lot more interest in men’s netball recently, particularly at a national level.

There’s even a push to include it in the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.

Kingaroy Netball Association president Hayley McAnally also showed southburnett.com.au the work which is happening at the southern end of the Fisher Street courts.

Excess soil from the Kingaroy Transformation Project has been used to fill the grassed area, and Kingaroy business ConPak Excavation and Earthmoving have been levelling and packing the surface.

“We are very appreciative of the help from Council,” she said.

This area will become the club’s new car park area initially, but there are bigger plans in the wings.

Hayley said the long-term plan was to build four more courts.

Kingaroy Netball hopes to apply for grants to turn this project into a reality.

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Action from recent mixed games:


Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables

 

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