Netballers enjoy carnival

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Bridgetown Netball Association's 12 and under team.
Camera IconBridgetown Netball Association's 12 and under team. Credit: Supplied

Kearnan College and Bridgetown Netball Association sent teams to the Susan Fuhrmann carnival held in Busselton on October 18.

Bridgetown Netball Association's 10 and under team with coach Molly Miller.
Camera IconBridgetown Netball Association's 10 and under team with coach Molly Miller. Credit: Supplied

BNA entered teams in the 10 and under and 12 and under divisions and Kearnan entered one team in the 14 and under division.

BNA president and Kearnan College head of pastoral care Megan Burvill said the aim of the day was for the players to have fun.

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“It was a glorious day, the sun was out, and there was a beautiful spirit among all of the competitors, it was a nice fun day for all of our girls to go along to,” she said.

“It was purely for that competition and fun for everyone and gave girls who may not be aligned with development or representative teams, an opportunity to go along and experience a carnival.

“That’s the beauty of these carnivals, is that it gives them the opportunity to start those pathways.”

The carnival was an opportunity for older players to give back to the sport, with the BNA 10 and under team being coached by Blackwood Ravens and Bridgetown Netball’s Molly Miller, 15.

The Kearnan team was coached by Kearnan student Abbey Kilrain, 16, who is studying a certificate in sports coaching.

Burvill said it was a great way for netballers to continue giving back to the community.

The carnival was also an opportunity for local umpires to improve their skills.

Kearnan’s Kelsey Fairman, and Louise Baker and Summer Brookes from the Bridgetown Netball Association, all took part in the carnival and gained valuable experience.

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