Ohaupo Netball Sports Club
My netball dream is...
Hello , my name is Marie and i represent Ohaupo Netball Sports Club , Firstly a little about our club , we are a small rural town in waikato. We have always had one netball team competing in the Te Awamutu Competition . Our netball team has always played in a competitive Grade and always done well ! I started playing for Ohaupo about 8 years ago i instantly fell in love with the community , players and the club , over the years i have slowly helped and have now taken over the running of the club , One of our goals was to grow the Ohaupo netball sports club and provide a club for women in our community to be a part of weather they want to play competitively or for socially . We pride our Selves on being a positive and inclusive club that any women can be part off. This attitude has seen us attract many new players from not just ohaupo but surrounding towns as-well .Over the past three years myself and another women natalie have taken the reigns and grown the club from one Senior team to now three senior teams . We previously had no coaches or managers but have now managed to find support for 2 teams . We have managed to fund new uniforms and gear using local businesses and doing raffles . We also have another team who have approached us and would like to join our club next season . We have 2 teams playing at Prem Res level and 1 team at B grade level . Our community has also just had a sub division built which will see 45 new families move to our area , with other players form other rural areas also wanting to come and join our club it is growing so rapidly and our needs are now changing the Ohaupo Netball Sports Club lack facilities , there is currently one Court which is un usable its very old the gravel is crumbling and it started causing injurys so we had to stop using it for trainings and pre season games . Since the decision to stop using the court 5 years ago we have had to pay to use courts for training , we have had to travel to use these courts , which again we have to travel too . our community are currently looking a potential re build of the club , even with the re build potentially going ahead the courts wouldn't be included in the initial stage of the build and even if we get to the 2nd stage we would still need more funding to do the courts ! this re build is still potentially not happening till 2020. Having 2 new courts would mean we could be more included with our rugby teams as currently not training at the club means we are not as involved with the club as we would like to be . we would be able to hold pre season games alongside our rugby teams , the courts could also double as basketball and tennis courts for the whole community to use. We would love to be considered for some funding for our community i know that 2 new courts are a big ask but our club and community would benefit massively from this! on the behalf of the ohaupo netball club we thank you for taking the time to read our application.
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