FUN ON COURT: Wade Douglas takes the centre pass for Nanango.
FUN ON COURT: Wade Douglas takes the centre pass for Nanango. Claudia Williams

Burnett carnival benefits players

NETBALL: Playing in the Central Burnett challenge against teams from Monto, Gayndah and Munduberra helps players from Nanango improve their netball skills.

Kerry Washband coached the under-10 Nanango team in the first round of the challenge at the weekend and she believes this is true for her players.

"I find it gives them a lot of experience and they learn a lot more from the carnivals because it gives them that extra experience that they need to go on and play a rep carnival,” she said.

"This is because they play a lot of different kids and a lot of the kids don't play together except for at carnivals.”

Across the day the under-10s team played five games of modified games of two 12-minute halves.

The under-12 teams played seven games across Sunday and the under-15 teams played six games.

It is the first major carnival the club has hosted on their new courts.

Nanango and District Netball Association president Georgina Mitchell agreed with the sentiment that the challenge helped players develop their game while having fun against fellow country teams on court.

Mitchell said she was very happy to see so many girls and boys giving it their all in hotly contested games between the teams.

"All the clubs are very similar in abilities so it is good, you win some and lose some,” she said.

Nanango players will travel to Gayndah for the second round of the Central Burnett challenge on July 29.

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