Murwillumbah East Year 4 student Peta Hanger enjoys the netball day.
Murwillumbah East Year 4 student Peta Hanger enjoys the netball day.

Schools netball day success

THE rain stayed away and Murwillumbah Netball Association’s Gala Day proved a huge success last Wednesday.

We had 32 teams playing at the Murwillumbah courts, competing in a Year 5/6 and Year 3/4 division (check out all the great photos on page 32).

It was the association’s second year of running the gala day, as part of an ongoing commitment to having good clean sport available to everyone in the local area.

Lisa Spencer, a Gold Coast girl who has made it into the elite levels of netball, spoke to the kids about her journey and why she loves sport. The association also provided coaching clinics.

There were so many happy faces.

One of the many highlights of the day for me were the helpers from Murwillumbah Netball Association who put up with the heat and worked tirelessly all day to ensure the games were well run and that everyone had a great experience playing netball.

We did not take scores, so everyone was a winner. I think we can again say that “true sport lives here”.

The schools have asked that we do it again next year, and considering we always need more rain, and whatever date I initially organise the event to be held on it seems to pour, we will try to put it on the calendar for next year’s dry season. Thanks to everyone who took part.



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