Last weekend, Parkes and District Netball Association held a Crazy Hair and Sock Day to raise funds for The Kids Cancer Project. Players, spectators, umpires and coaches all got into the spirit of the day with a total of $150 raised. The Galaxy SetGo Girls team put in a great effort. They are at the back (L-R) Charlotte Orr, Savannah Latu, Pippa Robinson and Stephanie McNaughton. In front are Chelsea Hall and Olivia Milligan.
Parkes Netball was proud to be part of the Shoosh for Kids awareness week last Saturday with the aim to encourage the provision of positive environments for players. The message is ongoing and should always apply: “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”.
This week we celebrate National Volunteer Week to say thank you to all the volunteers. This year’s theme is “Give a little. Change a lot”. We are still short of umpires, and Parkes Netball encourages everyone to volunteer. If you are interested, please see one of the committee members.
Round 4 Results
Division 1: Eagles 25 def United 18 (Most Valuable Players: Lillie Fryer and Abigain Simpson). Galaxy 29 def Wildcats 27 (Most Valuable Players: Katie Dunford and Kendra Dunn).
Division 2: Eagles 14 def United 3 (Most Valuable Players: Sophie Laing and Phoebe Usher).
Wildcats 14 def Galaxy 4 (Most Valuable Players: Grace Dunford and Lara Brown).
There are only three weeks left in the Ladies Netball Competition before the finals and it’s starting to get competitive.
Round 9 Results
A Grade: The Star Budgies 32 def Parkes Cellars 21. Inline Panel & Paint 43 Def U15s Parkes Reps 5.
B Grade: Sweaty Betty’s 19 def Platelets 6. PHST 34 def U14s Parkes Reps 20.
Despite cold and windy weather last Saturday there was some hot netball action as teams got into the swing of the season. Last year’s Division 1 runners-up United McGrath’s (name change) showed potential to be booking a finals berth after only two weeks by defeating the newly formed Galaxy team. With several players new to the sport, Galaxy performed well under the guidance of coach Christine Watson.
Wildcats defeated a short-in-numbers Eagles side who had to call on several Division 2 players to fill in for injuries during the game.
The Division 2 competition is also well under way and there were wonderful games on Saturday. A big thank you to Carmel Laing, Mel Evans, Anita Morrison and Cathy Treasure for your patience as coaches. The SetGo Division continues to see many budding athletes with big smiles on their faces learning the game and skills of netball.
The Net athletes looked to have a fantastic morning. Congratulations to Lily Phillips on being awarded for her excellent pivot skills. Thanks you to the parents for helping with time keeping and the canteen.
A reminder that the AGM takes place on Monday, 21st May. If you want to see the sport of netball grow in Parkes, please come along. This week is Shoosh for Kids week, highlighting how spectators of children’s sports can impact their enjoyment. Remember to show respect to all of the children and officials.
Results Round 3
Div 1: Wildcats 39 Eagles 23 (Most Valuable Players: Emilia Takiari, Zoe Anderson. United 21 Galaxy 17 (Most Valuable Players: Paris Curr, Kasey Macdonald).
Div 2: Wildcats 11 United 3 (Most Valuable Players: Tia Dunn, Edie Seaman). Eagles 12 Galaxy 4 (Most Valuable Players: Naomi Dunn, Lara Brown)
By Lisa Nutley
Junior Netball Friday 30th March What a beautiful morning for the start of our Junior netball competition. With some great games played and lots of smiles.
Reminder that there are no games to be played during the holidays, Parkes Netball Association would like to wish all their players and their families a wonderful break and see you all back on Saturday 5th May for Round 2.
We are still shuffling a few teams around, so keep an eye on Facebook during the holidays. Draws will also be published in the next few weeks.
Results Round 1
Division 1: Galaxy 30 defeated Wildcats 24 (MVP: Paris Curr + Ally Bush); Eagles 28 defeated United 10 (MVP: Katie Dunford + Gracie Jones).
Division 2: Eagles 19 defeated United 9 (MVP: Grace Dunford + Ava Curr); Galaxy 11 defeated Wildcats 1 (MVP: Tia Dunn + Lara Brown).
Set Go: Eagles 4 defeated Galaxy 0; United 4 defeated Wildcats 3.
Ladies Netball Tuesday 17th April
Great work to all our teams fulfilling umpiring duties each week. We now break for the school holidays and Parkes Netball would like to wish all our players and their families safe and happy holidays. We will return to
netball on Tuesday 1st May.
Round 6 Results
A Grade: Inline Panel + Paint 32 defeated U15s Parkes Reps 13; Parkes Cellars defeated The Star Budgies Forfeit.
B Grade: U14s Parkes Reps 35 defeated U13s Parkes Reps 16; PHST 20 defeated Plateletes 13.
By Lisa Nutley
What a great start to our ladies competition enjoying the last few weeks of daylight savings. Hope all our players had a wonderful Easter break.
No player is to take the court this week unless they have registered and paid their netball fees. There are still a few players who have not registered online through MyNetball.
If you are having troubles with online registrations or payment please let us know. So great to see teams for filling their umpiring duties each week, please remember to print your name when you umpire so we can work out umpiring payments. It is also important that all players sign the score card each week, and if there are any stoppages for injury they are to be recorded on the back of the scorecard.
Junior netball is starting this Saturday 7th April, if there are any senior players who would be interested in coaching, umpiring or helping out please contact Calli Miller
Results Round 4
A Grade: The Star Budgies 29 def U15s Parkes Reps 24. Inline Panel & Paint 23 def Parkes Cellars 21
B Grade: PHST 38 def U14s Parkes Reps 14. Sweaty Betty’s 10 def Platelets 8
Round 5 – Tuesday 3rd April
• Setup: The Star Budgies
• Pack Up: Inline Panel & Paint
A Grade – Court 1
• 6:00pm Inline Panel & Paint v The Star Budgies (Umpires: U15s Parkes Reps + Parkes Cellar)
• 7:00pm U15s Parkes Reps v Parkes Cellar (Umpires: Inline Panel & Paint + The Star Budgies)
B Grade – Court 3
• 6:00pm Sweaty Betty’s v U13s Parkes Reps (Umpires: Platelets + U14s Parkes Reps)
• 7:00pm Platelets v U14s Parkes Reps (Umpires: Sweaty Betty’s + U13s Parkes Reps)
• BYE PHST
By Lisa Nutley
Netball is just around the corner with the ladies competition due to start on Tuesday, 27th February. This year the competition will run for 12 weeks with finals to follow. The cost for adults to play this season has been discounted to $150.
Great news for junior players is that the Parkes and District Netball Association has registered with Active Kids. Juniors will therefore be able to play netball for free if they choose to use their voucher for netball! For those talented sportspeople who choose to use their voucher elsewhere, the cost is $100 for junior players.
Make sure you claim your active kids voucher here before registering for netball: www.servisce.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-activekids-voucher
Visit the Parkes Netball website for team sheet and any further information www.parkesna.nsw.com.au All registrations will be made online this year as well as payments to be made direct to Parkes Netball.
Registrations close on Monday, 19th February so make sure you log into your MyNetball account www.mynetball.com.au to sign up today. It’s going to be a great season.
By Lisa Nutley
The world’s most exciting netball could be making its debut in Parkes next year. Parkes and District Netball Association is looking to bring Fast5, a modified version of netball, to Parkes following the completion of the eight netball courts to worldclass standards in October.
This new and exciting version of netball arrived in the country big time when Australia won the rights to host the Fast5 Netball World Series until next year. Fast5 includes five players-a-side, shortened quarters, multiple point shots and double point power plays.
According to Vice-President of the Parkes and District Netball Association, Wally Norman the recent upgrade of eight netball courts at McGlynn Park, included markings for the Fast5 game. “We are very excited about the Fast5 markings and keen to introducethis game in Parkes next year as an adult competition.”
Wally said they were very happy with the upgrade of the courts at a cost of $110,000. The courts are making a statement with its brand new colours in red and blue with white line markings. The colours were chosen to tie in with the colours of the Parkes Spacemen.
Specialist surfacing company Court Craft from Sydney who did the work, said it was the first time these colours had been used for netball courts. They repaired existing cracks and applied three coats of a non-slip, colour treatment
over the existing asphalt to produce a shock absorbent, all-weather playing surface. The new courts complement and enhance the existing facilities within the McGlynn sporting precinct, which includes the state-of-the-art Mariah Williams Hockey Field.
The world-class facility had been noticed with congratulations from Netball NSW on ‘the fresh new courts that look terrific’. Wally said Parkes would once again host the annual Netball Carnival next year with up to 55 teams competing, while all the regular competition would also return.
By Maggi Barnard
After 13 weeks of competition, exciting games were played at the grand finals of Division 1 and 2 of the junior competition. Division 1 saw the Diamonds play the Emeralds with a final score of 31 – 24 to the Emeralds. Player of the grand final went to Grace Dickson.
Division 2 saw Stars and the 11s Development team with the 11s Development eventual winners with a fulltime score of 28-24. The player of the grand final was Caitlyn McGinnes.
Most Consistent in Division 1 was Kendra Dunn, for Division 2 it was Heidi-Lee Pearce. The Kelly Swetland Memorial Award was presented to Paris Neville.
Paris volunteered her time helping wherever she could with umpiring, coaching, or playing if needed.
The Rae Medlyn award, presented to a volunteer for the Tuesday night competition, went to Wally Norman who is an indispensable member of the Parkes Netball community. His commitment to ensuring the continued development of the Parkes Netball competition as a whole is invaluable.
Parkes Shire Council have partnered with the Parkes and District Netball Association to deliver world class netball courts for McGlynn Park. Eight sealed netball courts will be resurfaced and remarked to bring them up to the recommended netball standards.
Parkes Shire Council Director Works and Services, Ben Howard, said: “With Parkes beginning to emerge as a premier sporting hub, these upgrades are necessary to deliver optimal playing surfaces and improved safety outcomes for the current user groups, and enable larger netball competitions to be hosted in town.”
Specialist surfacing company, Court Craft will repair the existing cracks and apply three coats of a non-slip, colour treatment over the existing asphalt to produce a shock absorbent, all-weather playing surface. Council contributed $64,490 towards the project under the Parkes Town Improvement Vote, with $4,100 delivered under the Northparkes Sports Grants Program, and the remaining $30,900 funded by Parkes and District Netball Association.
Parkes and District Netball Association has 300 registered players. The courts are used for the Senior Women’s and Mixed Tuesday Night Competition, Saturday Morning Junior Competition, as well as regular weekly training by both local competition and representative players.
Parkes Netball Association will be holding representative selections for the 2018 netball season on Tuesday, 19th September and Thursday, 21st September at 5pm at the Parkes netball courts for U11’s Development Team, U12s, U13s, U14s, U15s and U17s. Players need to print out the representative nomination form available at
www.parkesna.nsw.com.au For additional information contact Christine Watson 0400 408 882.