Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Netball takes to the sand in Shepparton

David Lee November 16, 2017

GREATER Shepparton is set to play host to the 2018 Netball Victoria Beach Netball series, with a temporary built beach stadium to be installed at Victoria Park Lake for the weekend of February 10 and 11 next year.

Greater Shepparton is one of the two regional locations where the beach netball competitions will take place.

Beach netball is an extension to the traditional game of netball, with the same rules and regulations, the exception being that participants aren’t required to wear shoes and the game is played on a half-court marked out in the sand. Beach netball teams can be made up of all-female and mixed players. Players must be aged 16 years or older.

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Dinny Adem said, “Many teams enjoy playing beach netball to serve as training for the up and coming netball season. Beach netball can be played all-female or mixed teams, so I suggest local netball teams register before January 31 to have the unique experience of playing their beloved sport on sand.

“Hosting this event continues our tradition of hosting high profile events and will give netball enthusiasts the opportunity to watch some fast and a different format of netball.

“Council continues to attract the biggest and best events to Greater Shepparton boosting employment, tourism, entertainment and liveability for our community. Our teams are working hard creating jobs, keeping business busy and the economy strong,” Cr Adem said.

To register for beach netball, visit www.netballvictoria.com.au