ON THE MARK: Local netballers get amongst the action at an Emerald carnival held last year. Players have been urged to attend the yearly sign-ons to avoid disappointment. cg-070810-361
ON THE MARK: Local netballers get amongst the action at an Emerald carnival held last year. Players have been urged to attend the yearly sign-ons to avoid disappointment. cg-070810-361

Netball court damage no barrier to sign-on

EMERALD Netball Association will commence a jam-packed 2011 calendar with its junior sign-on this Monday afternoon.

Despite the floods causing more damage to the already deteriorated Morton Park courts, president Nanette Hall says the association is keen to “just get on with things”.

“We know many of our members, including our volunteers and committee members, have been through a lot in the past month, so we just want to get things back to being as normal as possible,” Ms Hall said.

“Even though our pre-season planning and organisation has been disrupted, our sign-ons are only a week behind so we’re doing okay.

“Our clubhouse was inundated this time so we’ve lost a bit of gear, and there’s been some further subsidence to the courts as well, but we’ll get there.”

If you want to play netball in 2011, the message from the association is that you need to attend the sign-on to register.

“I strongly urge parents and players, both new and existing, to register at the sign-ons this year,” Ms Hall said.

“A lot of decisions and preparation is based on the sign-on numbers and this year we have the added pressure of further damage to our courts.

“We may face the situation of having to cap our numbers, which is not something we want to do but we may not have a lot of choice.”

The junior sign-on will be held at the McIndoe Park facility on Monday starting with the Nettas and Fun Net at 4.30pm.

Intermediates will sign on at 5.30pm, followed by the cadets at 6.30pm.

The senior sign-on for all players, teams and individuals, is on Tuesday, February 15 at 6pm at the Morton Park clubhouse.

For more information, or if you cannot attend the sign-on and would like to register your name for the 2011 season, contact Ms Hall on 4987 7771.


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