Young aspiring netballers in Mandurah

26 June 2018
Close to 1000 netball players, coaches, volunteers and supporters came together in Mandurah for the 2018 Aboriginal Youth Gala Day.

Netball participant shooting a netball

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the event has become one of Netball WA’s most important events and aims to provide an opportunity for players to showcase their skills in a competition environment.

Held with the support of DLGSC, the event partnered with the West Australian Football Commission’s Nicky Winmar Carnival for the second consecutive year.

Netball WA Community Netball Manager, Liz Chetkovich, said the event continued to open the door for boys and girls to come together and enjoy two of the State’s most popular sports.

“The Aboriginal Youth Gala Day is the first netball carnival of the year,” says Liz. “It kicks off our grassroots program and is the start of all the activities for our Aboriginal netball community.

“Netball WA would like to extend its thanks to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the West

Australian Football Commission, the Mandurah Netball Association and the City of Mandurah for their ongoing support of this event.”

West Coast Fever’s Jess Anstiss also attended the event to run a free Suncorp NetSetGO clinic and participate in a signing and photograph session.

Story and photos courtesy of Netball WA.

Results

12U

  • Winner – Lightning Strikes
  • Runner Up – Katanning All Stars

14U

  • Winner – Kwinana Grassroots Diamonds
  • Runner Up – Katanning All Stars

16U

  • Winner – Kwinana Grassroots Power
  • Runner Up – Kwinana Grassroots Storm

18U

  • Winner – Kwinana Grassroots Storm
  • Runner Up – Katanning All Stars