The day was perfect for playing netball on Saturday at Wisanger.
This was the first run on the courts for all of the netball players for 2019.
Lots of new faces taking the court from a few clubs. All clubs playing each other once in the ANZAC Round Robin.
The A grade players played for the Jean Griffith ANZAC Medal, which will be awarded to the player who displays the ANZAC spirit of skill, courage, self-sacrifice, team work and fair play.
These are all attributes that Jean herself has shown at many times during her lifetime and we, KINA, recognise and appreciate the service that many women and men have provided to our community.
If was a fantastic day with the ANZAC award going to Kate Hacker from Parndana.
The Anzac Medal was presented to Kate after the netball Round Robin, by Jean herself who will be turning 98 in May.
This was then followed by an afternoon tea in the Wisanger Club Rooms attended by Jean, Kate Murray (granddaughter), Ali Berden (granddaughter), Ros Morgan (daughter), Zoe Berden (great-granddaughter), Maree Gifford (WD President), Alana Hinton (KINA President), and KINA life members Maggie Patterson, Sharon Gaskin and Tracey Boxer.
Good luck to all players, umpires and officials for season 2019. - Tracey Boxer, KINA secretary
KINA 13&U and 15&U Round Robin comp
The 13&U and 15&U KINA Rep Team Squads off season Training and Development sessions culminated in a Round Robin Competition between the Squads, who were divided into two 13&U teams coached by Kellie Barnes and Amanda Wheaton and two 15&U teams coached by Carlie Johnston and Kate Murray.
This was the first time this has been done and preceded the Anzac Day A Grade Competition for the Jean Griffith Medal. The striking and colourful KINA Rep Team Uniforms were distributed to the players for the event.
This week the final 13&U and 15&U Rep Teams of nine equal players and an emergency reserve plus the coaches, managers and umpires will be announced and practice for the June Long Weekend Country Netball Championships will begin in earnest.
Congratulations to all the girls who participated in the development programs and may you continue to apply the skills learned to your club games. - Maggie Patterson KINA Carnival Convenor and Intermediate Coach