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**NET SET GO PRESENTATION**
Our NetSetGo! kids will have their presentation day this coming Saturday on August 27. The last session of the year will be held on this day, concluding a fun-filled 12 weeks for our young, aspiring players. A presentation will be held for the girls after the usual session at 1.30pm to celebrate their achievements over the last few months and award them for their perseverance.
If you are unable to be present on this day, please visit control on a Saturday in order to collect your certificate.

**7/8 YRS PRESENTATION**
The 7/8yrs will be playing their last game this Saturday August 27, the teams will have a presentation which will take place at 12.30pm.
Thanks for a great year, girls!

 **TWILIGHT NETBALL FOR JUNIORS**
Grafton Netball Association is looking to run a twilight netball competition for players from the ages of 7 to 12 years.

Games will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30pm at the netball courts in Bacon Street.
Competition will commence on the 12th of October and finish on the 30th of November.
The cost will be $20 per team per game and teams are to supply their own umpire. If you would like to play but don’t have a full team, players can still nominate and will be placed into teams.
The competition is open to current players and any person who would like to come and try netball. Boys included.
To nominate a team or individuals, either phone or email Annette Lloyd. Contact details are as follows:

Email: icsamuel@bigpond.com
Mobile: 0429948622

 **NETBALL CLINIC**
7 week intensive program covering all aspects of netball.
*Shooting
*Defence
*Centre court
For players turning 12yrs, 13yrs and 14yrs in the year 2017
Every Thursday 4:00-5:30pm, October 13 to November 24.
Everyone is welcome….
Any interested players wanting to improve their skill building towards the 2017 rep season or just to get a little extra coaching for their Saturday team.
Come and see us at control if you would like to take part in this clinic.
Coaches taking part in this program are all qualified coaches: Brooke Burton, Kim Blinman, Donna Jackson, Tammy Thompson, Alex Moar, Cyndi Allen, Katie Gordon, Rhee Searle, Denise Everingham as well as Kira Grant who is wanting to improve and up skill her coaching credentials.
For more information please feel free to contact Brooke Burton 0437426070 or Kim Blinman 0427646933.

**NOMINATIONS OPEN**
All executive and representative manager positions are now open for nominations for our 2017 season. If you have any inquiries, feel free to visit the control building on a Saturday in order to gain more information. This is a great opportunity for you to become more involved in the netball experience, and we appreciate the help and support of all those who feel that they can contribute to the betterment of our association. These nominations will close at our September 19 meeting.

GENERAL NEWS
Nominations for both “Club Person of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” are now being taken at the control building. If you believe that anyone is worthy of either of these titles, don’t hesitate to make further inquiries about this with our executives as they will provide you with more information. There is a criteria for the coach of the year, please see us at control for the requirements.

COACHING NEWS
To all interested new coaches the foundation course is now online http://netball.com.au/get-involved/coaching/accreditation-2/. For more information please contact Kim Blinman (0427 646 933).

 **ACADEMY TRIALS**
Nominations are now open for the 2017 North Coast Academy of Sport netball team.
http://www.ncas.org.au
The PDF form is labelled “athletes application”, or scroll down to the bottom of this page to the form.

Selection Process, Date and Venue:
The selection process will follow the following steps:

1. 1. Prospective athletes complete and submit a trial application form by Friday 21st October 2016

2. The selection trials will take place over the weekend of Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th November 2016

3. This year’s trials have been entwined with the Netball Elite Coaching Weekend. Athletes turning 13-18 in 2017 may apply for the Intensive Weekend. Only applicants turning 14-16 in 2017 are welcome to apply for trials.

Location: Grafton Sports Centre, Powell Street, Grafton NSW 2464 Cost: $200 for Athletes turning 14-16 in 2016 or $150 for Netball Elite Coaching Weekend of other age groups (does not include lunch or drinks) What to bring:
Training attire & shoes: if you are a previous NCAS squad member, please do not wear any NCAS clothing
A netball clearly marked with your name
Drink bottle, water, lunch & snacks.
Strapping & ice pack for cool down

Eligibility to Apply To be eligible for NCAS selection, the athlete must meet the following criteria: 1. Be turning 14-16 years of age in 2017
2. Be a current registered member of a North Coast or Far North Coast Netball Association.
3. Reside in the North Coast region within the defined Local Government boundaries of the following Council areas: Tweed, Byron, Lismore, Ballina, Kyogle, Richmond River, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca, Kempsey and Port Macquarie-Hastings.
4. Complete and submit an application form as attached by 5.00pm Friday 21st October 2016
5. Be available to attend the selection trials if all other selection criteria are met.
6. Display the potential to progress through the Netball NSW Athlete Pathway.
7. Demonstrate a dedication to improving performance.

 

 

CLUB CONTACT DETAILS
Rhinos: Sandra Hastings - sjhastings7@yahoo.com.au
City Club: Cate - cmwauchope@gmail.com
SSB or CVAS: Mandy Searle - mandymum7@hotmail.com
Grafton High: Mel Firth - melissa.firth@rms.nsw.gov.au or Mob 0417433498
Northside: Annette Lloyd - icsamuel@bigpond.com or mob 0429948622
Tucabia: Cindy Grant- 0414828566 or tucabianetball@hotmail.com
Grafton Redmen: Michelle Call - meish33@hotmail.com or 0438424398, and Sarah Templeton - saraht@westlawn.com.au or 0411631216

 

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Notice Board

DATES 2016
August
7th - Grafton All Age Carnival
15th - Monthly Meeting
21st - Regional Meeting (Casino)

September
3rd - Semi Finals
10th - Finals
17th - Grandfinals
19th - Monthly Meeting

October
17th - Grafton Annual General Meeting