Local netball.
Local netball.

Making carnival a family affair

TWEED have boasted another successful local event for their association when they hosted the club carnival on Sunday with about 60 teams competing and 246 scheduled games from 8.30am through to 4pm it was huge day for not only the organisers but players and spectators alike.

President Jo Watters was pleased with the way the day progressed and despite a couple of small problems the overall feel for the day was a complete success.

Jo passes on her thanks and appreciation to her executive and believes that you cannot run a successful carnival without a great executive team like that at Tweed.

The success of the Tweed Association is built on a “family” atmosphere - we just all pitch in and help.

This combination works well when you all get on and this is what it's all about. Many thanks to all who worked hard on the day and the only winner is the sport and of course the kids love it.

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Palm Beach Netball Club had a great day taking out four of the divisions with the results being as follows: Under 10s - Banora Point Chikadees Winners/Lindisfarne Lamingtons Runner-up, Under 11s - Palm Beach Possums winners/ Coomera Storm (runner-up). Under 12s - Palm Beach Diamonds winners/Broadie Sparx runner-up, Under 13s - Tallebudgera Tornadoes winners/Kingscliff Komets runner-up, Under 14s - Palm Beach Finches winners/Kingscliff Stars runner-up ,Cadets - Palm Beach Aces winners/St James Barracudas runner-up, Opens - Ocean & Earth winners/Banora Point BeeEaters runner-up.

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OTHER netball being played over this next week is the World Games being played from July 5-10.

With 57 netball teams from all over Australia and New Zealand have competing in the 2009 Gold Coast Netball Carnival.

These teams consist of both male and female competitors ranging in age from 11-18 years.

The purpose of the carnival is to promote the spirit of netball - sportsmanship, friendship, competition and excellence both on and off the field.

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LOCALLY, the Golden South Region has four teams participating in these World Games. These include two Golden South Region Academy teams and the Golden South Junior JAGS under-16 (Blue) and the Junior JAGS under-14 (Gold) teams.

Tweed Netball and Murwillumbah Netball Associations have seven players represented in the Gold team and they are Allana Pengilley, Ebony Serone, Sally Gray and Allyson Marshall from Tweed and Caitlyn Ahu, Taylah Browning and Chelsea Ashton from Murwillumbah.

Unfortunately Taylah Wilson from the Tweed was unable to play in the Junior JAGS blue team due to injury.

Both teams have commenced the competition on a winning note by taking out the majority of their first day games and are looking forward to the rest of the week.

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MURWILLUMBAH will host its Annual Banana Festival Carnival on August 16 with nominations to close on August 7.

Nomination forms are available through their website infor@murwillumbahnetball.or.au

The Banana Carnival is in its 4th year and the nomination forms can be posted, faxed or emailed.

NSW Sport and Recreation in Murwillumbah will be holding a Level 1 Strapsmart Sport Taping course on Thursday July 23 from 6pm to 9pm.

The course will be presented by Physiotherapist Alex Zaid at the Tweed Shire Council Buchanan Training Room, Buchanan Street, Murwillumbah at a cost of $70 each.

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HOPEFULLY by the time you read this column the Firebirds have taken out a win against Fever to secure their spot in the top four.

The Melbourne Vixens are sitting on the top of the ladder after their thrashing of the Pulse 80 to 39 with the Adelaide Thunderbirds on third place after their win over Magic (54-35).

Magic are in second place.

The finals will be a tough encounter for all teams involved.

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