Netballers hit the court for a worthy cause

Coffs Harbour’s junior netballers hit the courts for a cause on Saturday afternoon.

The young players got into the spirit of Crazy Hair and Sock Day which helped to raise money for children’s cancer research.

It was a colourful Round 7 of matches as the Coffs Harbour Netball Association’s juniors donned their craziest hairstyles and socks which added to the carnival-like atmosphere.

Those in attendance were asked for a gold coin donation with $172 raised on the day to help find a cure for children’s cancer.

Coffs Harbour Netball Association president Liz King said the Crazy Hair and Sock Day raised money for a cause close to their hearts.

“Whenever there is cancer and children we try to support it as it touches every family,” she said.

“We feel it was important as netball is a family sport and we’ve had kids with leukemia and parents who have passed away from cancer. “Anything that touches families is important.”

The Coffs Harbour Netball Association has over 30 junior teams of over 300 players who play in their weekly Saturday afternoon competition.

They also have representative teams between the ages of 11 and 14 years.

King said the association had a clear theme.

“Fun, fitness, friendship and fair play; that’s our mantra this year,” she said.

“Our players make good friends and they learn how to win, as well as how to lose which is just as important.”

King said a sense of family was a big part of Coffs Harbour Netball Association.

“Our players make lifelong friends and it doesn’t matter whether you leave the club, you will run into other people years later,” she said.

“We’re all family and family is important as we have mother’s and daughters who play.”

Coffs Harbour Netball Association has a weekly senior competition on Wednesday nights in addition to it’s Saturday afternoon junior competition.

They will also be hosting a Thursday night mixed netball competition later in the year.

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