Netballers flock to city carnival
BUNDABERG will host more than 1700 netballers from across the state next weekend.
The players are coming to the city to compete in the 2010 Feeling Good Carnival.
Last year was the first time the competition was open to both metropolitan and regional teams, giving more Queensland players an opportunity to compete.
The two-day event will feature more than 147 teams, which is fantastic for the local netball community, Bundaberg Netball Association president Karen Holloway says.
“This is the third time Bundaberg has hosted the Feeling Good Carnival. It’s fantastic that Netball Queensland recognises that Bundaberg is a great location for an event this type,” she said.
The carnival provided a pathway for young talent from across the state and offered better exposure of the sport in more areas of Queensland, Holloway said.
Teams will compete in a range of divisions across six age brackets, from 13 years to an open division for senior players, which will ensure a variety of athletes.
Events of this calibre had a positive impact on local players and their associations, Holloway said.
“These sorts of events provide a great financial boost to the association and helps with upgrades to the courts and lighting, which in the long run will benefit local netballers,” she said.
Bundaberg Netball Association secretary Shelley Naumann told the NewsMail earlier in the week that help was still urgently needed over the weekend.
“We need more volunteers. If anyone has a spare hour or even half an hour, we would love to hear from you,” she said.
The Feeling Good Carnival will be held at Bundaberg Netball Association, Daph Geddes Park, Bundaberg, next weekend.