Nelson Bay Netball Association honour stalwarts and extend invitation to teams for Twilight Competition

Nelson Bay Netball Association Grand Finals featured the district’s emerging young talent.

NELSON Bay Netball Association (NBNA) stalwarts Sue Holloway, Rebecca Keating and Amanda Wilks have been bestowed with Life Membership pins.

The tireless trio are valuable volunteers and major contributors to the NBNA and were officially recognised for their many years of sterling service at the Association’s recent AGM.

Holloway served the NBNA for more than two decades in various roles on the committee and was instrumental in nurturing player development.

She also has proved a great mentor to coaches and umpires over the years.

In hard working President Keating and Representative Convenor Wilks the NBNA have two outstanding netball ambassadors for the Port Stephens region.

An honoured Rebecca told News Of The Area that Sue and Amanda were worthy recipients of Life Membership awards for “exceptional service” and commended the time and dedication of outgoing committee members Ashlea Caldwell and Fiona McGrath.

“Sue and Amanda are revered in netball circles and are great assets for our Association,” she quipped.

“We also appreciate the work of Ashlea and Fiona who have given tremendous service on our committee and look forward to continuing to provide opportunities for the local netball community to develop, grow and advance,” Rebecca exclaimed.

Nelson Bay Netball will launch its eight week Twilight Competition series from next Tuesday October 10.

Competitions include Senior Mixed (16yrs plus); Senior Women (16yrs plus); Intermediate Girls Only or Mixed (13-15yrs); Junior Girls Only or Mixed (11-12yrs) and Sub Junior Girls Only or Mixed (8-10yrs).

Games will be scored and consist of ten minute quarters and there’ll be prizes for the winners of each division.

Time slots will be at 6pm, 6:50pm and 7:40pm and teams supply their own umpire.

Costs: new Juniors and Intermediates – $86. New Seniors – $103. All existing players – $30.

Teams must supply their own bibs, also available for purchase at the canteen.

Due to demand from the boys, NBNA updated all divisions to now accept mixed teams as well as girls only.

Here’s a chance to get your sons, brothers, grandsons or nephews on court.

For extra clarification, the two Senior divisions allow for mixed teams and girls only teams to be played separately.

However, the Sub Junior, Junior, and Intermediate divisions allow for both girls only teams and mixed teams to be played in the same division.

Register at

Use your active kids voucher at registration.

Looking for a team?

Email with name and date of birth.

Any new registering player turning 9 and under in 2023 to email for a voucher code.

More information on Nelson Bay Netball Association Facebook page.

By Chris KARAS

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