THE World Masters Championship had Medowie representation this year with a talented and spirited Medowie Netball club team heading across the ditch to New Zealand to compete.
The Medowie Masters Team that travelled to Auckland New Zealand consisted of 13 players, an umpire and a coach.
They were also joined by some additional family members, Michelle Edney and Luke and Joel Trindorfer, who fulfilled the cheer squad responsibilities at the games.
The World Masters Games commenced with an opening ceremony on April 21, and concluded with a closing ceremony on 30 April.
The Medowie Masters Team departed for 10-12 nights in New Zealand, with some members choosing to have extended holiday time either before or after the games.
The Medowie Masters team first played together in 2009, with many of the original members still playing with the addition of other new members over the years.
Some of the members are Masters Members only and join the Masters Team when they travel and play, others are from the Medowie Netball Teams that play in the local Saturday competition.
The Medowie team played eight games during the week, coming away victorious in three of them.
President of the Medowie Netball club, Cheryl Smith, told News Of The Area, “Oh what an experience, a fun-filled time was had by all, spending time with a great bunch of friends, sightseeing a new country and playing netball in the World Masters Games.”
Medowie Masters Netball is sending two teams to the Netball NSW 2017 Social Masters Competition on October 28-29 2017, which will be hosted by the Illawarra Netball Association.
Anyone wishing to get involved in Netball at a club or Masters level can contact the club through Cheryl Smith on 04125019180, or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Rachael VAUGHAN