Nanango and Kingaroy netball players compete against each other at the Pink Day fundraiser for breast cancer on August 2.
Nanango and Kingaroy netball players compete against each other at the Pink Day fundraiser for breast cancer on August 2. Jessica McGrath

GALLERY: Netballers choose pink uniforms for a good cause

NETBALL: Bright pink tutus, leg warmers and hairspray were the uniform of choice at the combined Kingaroy and Nanango pink netball competition.

Nanango and Kingaroy netball players dressed in their best pink outfit for Pink Day so they could raise money for breast cancer on Friday, August 2.

Nanango District Netball Association president Candace Tewes said it was all for a bit of fun and for a good cause.

"The kids love it, they've been planning their costumes for weeks," she said.

Tewes said even the boys were keen to get involved in dressing up.

The pink match was a nod to the fundraising matches the clubs had held in previous years.

"It was a fun thing to bring back," she said.

"Each player has donated a gold coin and every cent made goes to breast cancer."

The Kingaroy and Nananago netball players are now counting down the weeks until their season finals.

Tewes said Nanango players had showed strong improvement over the season.

"They're getting stronger as the season goes on," she said.

The Nanango club's numbers have been boosted with new players making up 75 per cent of the teams.

The club mixed these players in with their more experienced players.

"The new kids have developed skills very quickly," she said.

The club has also seen more boys joining in the game.

"They come from soccer and rugby backgrounds and use it for fitness and fun," Tewes said.

Kingaroy Netball president Hayley McAnally said Kingaroy's season had been going well.

"It's really good for netball in the South Burnett to have the competition with Nanango," she said.

McAnally said their teams had good numbers this season and excellent support from parents and volunteers.

The South Burnett netball have started integrating the net-set-go programs from Netball Queensland to give different programs to suit everyone.

"We really develop good pathways for players who want more," McAnally said.

 

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