Hawks ready to fly high on new courts

FARRER LEAGUE

FARRER League netballers will enjoy an all new playing surface when they travel to Gumly Oval this year thanks to an upgrade of the courts.

East Wagga-Kooringal is in the final stages of the upgrade with only some landscaping to be performed before the project is completed.

The Hawks had experienced some difficulties with its court over the last couple of years but were proactive in ensuring it upgraded the Gumly Oval facility.

A grant through the state government was vital to the project but it also took donations from Hawks’ volunteers to get the job done.

EWK treasurer Tonie Hull said the upgrade meant the Hawks’ netballers were excited to hit the court in the coming months.

“The committee and players are excited about the court being completed and can’t wait to use it in the upcoming Farrer League netball season,” Hull said.

“We were very fortunate to be given a grant from the NSW Government Community Building Partnership Grant Scheme to upgrade our netball court. 

“With the grant money being used to lay the new court, the rest of the project was done with the help of our loyal group of volunteers who not only provided labour but donated materials as well which helped get the project to where it is. 

“We will complete the last of the landscaping in the next few weeks.”

Hull said the Hawks look forward to inviting local member Darryl Maguire MP out to view the new court and would like to thank him for his support. 

AFL Riverina football operations manager Shane Buchanan praised the Hawks for the move. 

“It’s fantastic that the East Wagga-Kooringal Football Netball Club invested in a new court and it displays the importance of netball in our junior and senior competitions,” Buchanan said.

READY TO RUMBLE: East Wagga-Kooringal netballers (back row from left) Kadey Taylor, Sophie Bleyer, Tayla Robinson, Megan Shaw, (front row from left) Neisha Crichton, Kellie McPherson, Abbey Hounsell and Samara Winnel show off the upgraded netball court at Gumly Oval. Picture: Les Smith

READY TO RUMBLE: East Wagga-Kooringal netballers (back row from left) Kadey Taylor, Sophie Bleyer, Tayla Robinson, Megan Shaw, (front row from left) Neisha Crichton, Kellie McPherson, Abbey Hounsell and Samara Winnel show off the upgraded netball court at Gumly Oval. Picture: Les Smith