Formed in 1981, the Townsville City Netball Association has close to 2000 members including netballers, coaches, umpires and officials and is affiliated with nine netball clubs.
Club President Marg Cedar says National Netball Day is an opportunity to share the association’s love for netball with the community.
The association is celebrating National Netball Day through a number of initiatives including come and try clinics for juniors, a working bee to involve volunteers and a morning tea and sausage sizzle.
Tonight the association will host a number of netball games including a NetSetGO game, a game between local school team Cathedral and visiting English team Beaconsfield Girls High and a clash between State League team Magnetic North Steelcats and the Brisbane South Wildcats.
“It is a special day that we can actually formally recognise our great sport,” Cedar said.
“We have encouraged supporters to come with the crazy hair and really get behind this event.”
As well as the festivities surrounding the day, the association will raise money for the Netball Foundation’s Confident Girls campaign with the funds raised helping give netball to disadvantaged girls.
“No girl showed be denied the chance to play netball and we saw that this was one way that we could play our bit in achieving this goal,” Cedar said.
Celebrate our great sport on National Netball Day this Saturday July 25. Help raise funds for netball programs, equipment and coaching in disadvantaged communities and #giveagirlnetball.