Arana Netball Club News

Arana Netball Club continues to meet monthly although it is now the off-season, as planning for next year is undertaken. With the new Committee in place after the A.G.M. held in August and with several in positions new to them, Arana Netball is looking to continually improve operations within the Club, including Sign-on, selection, and grading procedures in the new year. Next year’s Sign-on is set for Wednesday 24th January, at the store room at the netball courts in Leslie Patrick Park from 5.30 to 7.30pm. On-line sign-on will be available next year, with more details including dates and fees to be available closer to next year.

The 2017 season wound up with Trophy presentations in September, followed by a social time with nibblies provided, as a continuing celebration of the fortieth year anniversary of Arana Netball Club. As well as all players and volunteers being acknowledged in various ways at Trophy Presentations, the following special awards were announced.

Player of the Year: Ashleigh Kerr (Arana 4)
Junior Player of the Year: Ebony Mateer (Arana 7)
Val Little Sportsmanship Award: Annika Uhlmann (Arana 4)
Hills Echo Positive Or It’s Pointless Award (junior sportsmanship): Anna Bardini (Arana 7)
Umpire of the Year: Annika Uhlmann (Arana 4)
Team of the Year: Arana 5, Intermediate 6, coached by Ashleigh Crawford & Mikayla Ridderbeks.
Club Supporter of the Year: Dave Kerr

All interested in the future operations of Arana Netball are urged to attend Club meetings. These are scheduled for the third Monday each month, commencing at 7.30pm. All parents and senior players are especially welcome to join Committee members at meetings as all ideas are welcome. Upcoming meeting dates are Monday, 20th November; Monday 18th December; and Monday, January 15th 2018.

For any queries about meetings or any other matters, phone the President, Jenna, on 0404 132 007. Other queries can be emailed to, and Arana Netball Club is on Facebook and on the Internet at

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