Saturday hub is back again

Robert DoughertyBroome Advertiser
Junior Netball umpire Abbie Virgo, 13, signals a goal during a junior netball game at the BRAC courts in 2016.
Camera IconJunior Netball umpire Abbie Virgo, 13, signals a goal during a junior netball game at the BRAC courts in 2016. Credit: Roslyn Butcher

Broome Netball Association has announced last year’s trial of Saturday family hub matches will continue this year, with games beginning in April.

Junior development players are already in training for the year, while the association plans to start selection for junior teams to be sent to the North West Championships in Karratha before June.

Broome Junior Netball committee member Roslyn Butcher said the results of a BNA survey last year showed support for the move to Saturdays.

“Despite the unseasonably hot weather, families embraced the change and there was a fantastic atmosphere at the courts on Saturday mornings,” she said.

“The junior committee is once again expecting a lot of interest and hopes to build on the strong numbers from 2016.

“Plans are under way (this year) for more shade and shared water facilities to be set up at the Broome Aquatic and Recreation Centre courts, which have recently been resurfaced.”

The BNA will hold a junior registration day at the Boulevard Shopping Centre from 9am on Saturday, March 11, and teams are encouraged to apply before March 10. See broomenetball.wa.netball.com.au.

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