Still plenty of time to enter team for NetFest

NET FEST 2013 GOLD COASTNetFest’s popularity continues to rise with this year’s event aiming to set a new record for teams and participants.

Netball Australia’s mass participation event on the Gold Coast is now in its fifth year year and organisers are targeting 300 teams to take part in the tournament from 9-11 October.

In the inaugural event in 2011, 62 teams took part while last year attracted more than 250.

Team numbers are filling up – with around 160 entered so far – but there’s still plenty of time to register for either the `traditional’ outdoor competition or the increasingly popular beach netball.

Entries close on August 17: click here to find out more details.

This year the event is expecting more New Zealand teams than ever before, with word spreading in across the Tasman about the fantastic vibe at the event generated by competitors young and old.

NZ netball legend Irene van Dyk has come on board as a NetFest ambassador this year and said she’s excited to come across and spend four days mixing with netballers of all abilities from around Australia and New Zealand.

“I can just imagine how much fun it would be, to play netball in one of the most amazing settings in the world,” van Dyk said.

2013 Netfest competition on the Gold Coast“I think a huge attraction is the socialising after every game and the lifelong friendships you build while playing the game you love. I might just have to enter a team for next year.”

This year’s tournament will be played at three locations.

The iconic Surfers Paradise foreshore will be home to the beach competition while the Hinterlands District Netball Association and the South Coast Netball Association will be the venues for the outdoor action – competitive, mixed and social.

You can keep up with all the latest news by following NetFest on Facebook (Facebook/NetFestAU) and Twitter (@NetFestAU).

NetFest is presented by Netball Australia and proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism & Events Queensland.