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Karratha Netball launches season 2013 By Ben Leahy The Blades, Sierras and Tequiras 1 were the early winners in A1-grade netball as the Karratha Netball Association kicked off its 2013 season on Monday, May 6. The Blades were comfortable 23 goal winners over the Tequiras 2 team, while the Sierras beat the Thunderbolts 41 to 34 and the Timik Cougars did not have enough bite to take down the Tequiras 1 team, losing 28 to 49. Games were also held in all other divisions from A to C and junior grades down to Under 11s with the next round set for Monday May 13.
After a solid preseason of training, the competition and skills in round one were already high and set the tone for an exciting 2013 season in which the league will later move to new courts being constructed at the Leisureplex centre. The Association has also already selected three senior and three junior squads for the North West Championships to be held at Port Hedland from June 14 to 15. And with netball looking to grow even bigger in the coming years, the Association is keen to get more coaches involved in the sport. It will be holding two major courses during the year to enable interested
people to gain netball coaching accreditation. Details of the courses are provided below, courtesy of the Karratha Netball Association. Foundations Coaching Course – Saturday May 18 The Foundations Coaching Course is a Netball Australia accredited course and is designed for beginner coaches. The Foundation Course is a one-day (eight hour) accredited course and includes the Beginning Coaching General Principles combined with skills of netball. As an accredited course it involves competency based assessments of practical coaching, covering
the role of the coach, risk management, junior player development, program planning and safe teaching of netball skills. Participants must be at least 14 years of age on completion of the Foundation Course to be eligible for accreditation Development Coaching Course - Date TBA The Development Coaching Course is a oneday course progressing from the Foundation Coaching Course that is designed for coaches who are coaching at club, regional and state league level. It involves competencybased assessment of practical coaching and
takes in material from a Foundation and Development manual and DVD given to participants. The course covers techniques used in a range of skills, basic game strategies and information about the role of the intermediate coach.
Participants must have completed a Netball Australia Foundation Coaching Course and followed that up with at least one year of coaching experience and must also have a current Section 1 Umpire Theory Examination pass.
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Masquerade ball to help netballers master 2013 tournament By Ben Leahy
across the Nullarbor – and that is where a good party can help.
They may be the Karratha Netball Association’s veteran players, but they haven’t lost their competitive edge – or their desire to party.
Next Saturday May 18, the KNA is holding a masquerade ball at the Icon restaurant to raise money for the squad.
They are the KNA’s squad of 20 players plus coaches, umpires and other team officials, who are gearing up to travel to Geelong for the 2013 Australian Masters Games in October. At the games, the ladies will play 16 matches, plus finals, over eight days and join more than 8,000 competitors and 2,000 volunteers participating in 60 sports.
Tickets to the night that runs from 7pm until late are $75 and include free finger food and drink on arrival. They can be purchased from the Icon and Travel World in Centro Shopping Centre and ensure $25 from each ticket goes to the KNA’s Masters Team.
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fresh bread daily to the following retail outlets in the Pilbara
Karratha • BP Karratha • Caltex Star Mart • Woolworths Karratha • Karratha Caravan Park • IGA Dampier • Woolworths Wickham • BP Roebourne • Roebourne Supply Mart more locations to come!
Port Hedland • Woolworths Hedland • Caltex Starmart Sth Hedland • BP Sth Hedland
But with an accommodation bill alone that is expected to cost $20,000, the ladies are in need of financial help to get them
As a black tie formal event with performances by Karratha band Spinifex and Cindy ‘Winehouse’ Newhouse, Masters team member Melissa Brown said the night is sure to be fun as the netball ladies “always” have a good time.
Baked and Raised in the Pilbara
Echo 247 11 May 2013