The new Canowindra Netball Courts at the Canowindra Sports Complex are well on the way, with the surface having been laid and the lines on the courts marked. This year has been a big one for netball in Canowindra; an almost non-existent sport in the past, with the Cowra Netball Association having set up a Net Set Go modified netball program in town.
The program has been running each Friday afternoon since April, and will finish next Friday afternoon, August 26. Net Set Go sessions have been running after school, from 4pm until 5pm, for both girls and boys aged 5 to 10 years old. The program attracted funding to construct Canowindra’s first netball courts, and it is hoped the sport can take off further into the future in the town.
Canowindra-based Net Set Go coach Rachael Arnott said the program had achieved a lot for Canowindra. “We felt a need for it here as people didn’t want to travel to Cowra. We thought Friday afternoons would work, and the senior rugby club, the Pythons, said they would support us,” she said. “They actually purchased our goal posts, and some of girls’ dads have marked out our new courts. We were blown away with the amount of girls registered and hope it grows.”
“We couldn’t have done it without the help and support of the Cowra Netball Association. I must give a big ‘thank you’ to the four mums who took on the coaching, and to everyone else that volunteered their time and helped out each week.”