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Whitsunday champs at carnival

Junior netballer Jamie-Lee McCarthy looking for some support on the weekend at the Whitsunday Junior Netball Carnival.
Junior netballer Jamie-Lee McCarthy looking for some support on the weekend at the Whitsunday Junior Netball Carnival.

NETBALL

THE Whitsunday Junior Netball Carnival was held on Sunday with Whitsunday prevailing as the eventual winners.

With over 23 teams from Townsville, Burdekin, Bowen, Whitsunday, Mackay and Sarina, the carnival was highly contested across all ages, resulting in a fun day for all involved.

Tracy Sharrock from the Whitsunday Netball Association believes the day was among the best they've hosted in the region.

“It was probably one of the more successful carnivals we've had,” Tracy Sharrock said.

“We had about 500 people involved in the day including players, parents and helpers.

“It was great weather and a good day had by all so we were very happy with that.”

Chloe Reid (netta's), Cara Hunter (netta's), Bella Foster (11s), Sailor Harvey (12s) and Shaylah Hunter (12s) were also lucky enough to participate in the carnival after coming over from Hamilton Island.

This is the first time that these girls have been able to participate in an event like this as they are considered to be in a remote area and these facilities are not readily available to them.

“We were so happy to get the girls over from Hamilton Island,” Sharrock said.

“Giving these girls this opportunity is something we are really happy about and we hope to do more of it in the future.”

Results for the carnival - Burdekin won the 11s; Whitsunday 13s won the 12/13 division and Bowen 14s won 14/15 division.

There was also a great turn-out in the netta's with seven teams participating.

On Wednesday June 16, Member for Whitsunday Jan Jarratt will be doing a presentation for equipment including whistles, time clocks and water bottles.


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