My netball dream is...
To a lot of children and families in small country schools, ANZ courtside would make a huge difference to their netball journey.
Combined Netball Club are a primary aged club and we play at the Hauraki Plains Netball Association.
‘Combined’ is exactly what our club do… we Combine.
We have several small rural schools, all with children who want to play netball, but don't have enough to form a full team, so we ‘Combine’ together to form a team and play under the Combined Netball Club name.
The Combined netball club are formed with the whole concept of getting kids on court. Not having a team from your school is not a barrier to play Netball with us. We will always find a team for a player. We will always accept a new player to the team. We want kids on court having fun, being part of a team,
From ANZ Courtside, we would seek new uniforms, bibs and balls for our club. We are seeing a growth in our player numbers through the future ferns program, so we’re looking to get new uniforms for teams in our 4 grades (Year1&2’s, Year 3&4, Year 5&6 and Year 7&8). We have recently seen a growth also in the boys joining our club and currently we can only provide a top for a uniform and they need to supply their own shorts.
Our uniforms are very tired. Currently we re using old leftover uniforms from another school. We’re looking to invigorate our club and excite our current players, and hope to entice new players and new uniforms is a great way to start. Another school at our centre have similar colour new uniforms and it’s very hard to tell us apart when we play each other. New uniforms in new colours would create a lot of excitement and attention to our club. A club makeover would invigorate our children and make them proud of their club. Matching bibs would be the icing on the cake. We want to make our club colours represent our whole Hauraki Area.
Club balls would see more netballs in schools. The grass roots of our netball community. A bag of new balls would allow balls to be distributed through schools to practise and inspire more netballers. Can you imagine small schools being given netballs, how excited and proud would our kids be!
The difference it will make, will effect a large number of small rural schools in our area and their families. Kaihere, Waitukaruru, Turua, Kopuarahi and Kaiaua all give their children as many sporting opportunities as they can, we want to give them something extra to get excited about.
We have some truly dedicated players, and supportive families behind them. The excitement of playing in a new uniform would be contagious through our teams, our schools and our centre. Imagine the possibilities!
If you, your team, club or school need ANZ's help to bring your netball dreams to life then apply here