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Net in: Queensland Firebirds are coming to town

The Herbert River Netball Association will host the Queensland Firebirds on their regional tour in April.

NETBALL fans are set for a pre-season party as the Queensland Firebirds prepare to visit some of their most passionate supporters from across the state next month… and Ingham is on their list.

The regional tour will see members of the 2021 squad travel to seven separate locations around Queensland from 17 to 18 April.

The roadshow will include visits to Mount Isa, Biloela, Herbert River, Townsville, Gladstone, Highfields and Warwick netball clubs.

It will incorporate a series of community events in each location, including clinics run by the players.

These sessions will be held for boys and girls aged between 5 to 18, with a few select locations hosting a 15 years and over session.

Herbert River Netball Club President Maddyn White said the club was excited to be selected as one of the few regional clubs to host the clinics.

She said: ‘We are extremely excited to be chosen out of a long list of regional centres in the state.

‘Considering we were unable to run a regular netball competition in 2020 due the impacts of Covid-19, we are really looking forward to giving our local kids this wonderful opportunity.

‘It will be a great opportunity for them to experience different styles of coaching and get to meet and interact with some of the top professional netballers in Australia.’

The clinic will be held on Sunday 18 April at the Herbert River netball courts and is open to both males and females aged between 5 and 18 years of age.

The cost for the clinic is $45 per player and includes a Queensland Firebirds’ membership and other goodies.

Participants do not need to be members of the Herbert River Netball Association to attend.

Miss White, who is the head of sport at St Teresa’s College, Abergiwrie, encourages the community to get behind the event.

She said: ‘This is a great event for our town and I would really like to see our community get behind and support this clinic, so we can continue to be considered for such significant events like this in the future.’

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