ANYONE thinking of putting the netball gear away for the year, think again.
The Swan Classic already has 68 teams entered for the two-day carnival in Albury later this month but chief organiser Trish Cerminara is pushing for more.
Part of the Border sporting calendar for more than 30 years, the tournament once boasted more than 100 teams.
“It is still without doubt the biggest netball carnival in the region,” Cerminara said.
“The bulk of the teams are from Melbourne but we have them come from all over the place including a side from Lake Cargelligo this year.
“We cater to all grades — elite netballers playing A grade to hen’s parties having a weekend away in D grade.
“We would love to see more teams playing and hopefully we can encourage some of the local girls to put together a team this year.”
Ovens and Murray Corowa A-grade netballer Sheridan Bergin, North Albury’s C-grade best and fairest runner-up Tamika Wholohan and Lavington Panthers under-16 premiership player Courtney Mason were yesterday warming up for the tournament at Lauren Jackson Sports Stadium.
“It is just a great weekend,” Bergin said.
“It is a chance to play as hard as you like or just go out with some friends and have a bit of fun.
“For Corowa it is also a chance to blood some of the younger players, see how they measure up to the elite level.”
The Swan Classic will be played at the Lauren Jackson Sports Stadium on October 19 and 20.
For details phone Trish Cerminara on 0429 556 678.