Chance to get involved as new netball season approaches

IF you’ve thought about giving netball a go then you will have the perfect opportunity this Saturday.

The Bathurst Netball Association will be hosting a come and try day at the John Matthews Sporting Complex to give players of all ages a chance to get involved.

The day also acts as a chance for returning players to find a team to play with for the upcoming season.

GET INVOLVED: People looking to learn netball or searching for a team to play with this season have the chance to do so this Saturday. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

GET INVOLVED: People looking to learn netball or searching for a team to play with this season have the chance to do so this Saturday. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

Bathurst Netball Association media manager Emilie Miller said players of all abilities can take a lot away from the upcoming day’s action.

“We have a come and try day on Saturday from 10am to 1pm at the Bathurst Netball Courts. With the day we’re trying to encourage everyone to come down, work on some skills and help form some teams,” she said.

“Hopefully we can get children and adults down there and help them get teams together. It will be a good lead in to our registration day, which is on March 10.”

Miller has been impressed by the interest shown across all age groups for the new season.

“There’s obviously a lot of teams who will just continue on from last year but we are seeing a lot of new teams come together as well, especially in juniors,” she said.

“It’s great seeing so many young people wanting to get involved and seeing our numbers continue to grow. Netball is a great way to make friends and develop teamwork skills.

“We’ve had a lot of our juniors progressing through to C, B and A reserve grades, which is good to see.

“Our come and try day will be a great day to get new umpires on board.

“We’ve had some good junior umpires developing and going into the bigger grades but it would be great for us to get new adults involved in it.

It’s great seeing so many young people wanting to get involved and seeing our numbers continue to grow.

Emilie Miller