Netball WA would like to congratulate the Northam Netball Association and Attadale Netball Club, with both organisations set to celebrate significant milestones this weekend.
This Saturday will mark the Northam Netball Association’s 70th anniversary, while Attadale will celebrate its 50th year.
Northam Netball Association Vice President Leanne Hunt said Saturday’s anniversary would be a sentimental moment for the local netball community to thank its founders.
“We have the upmost respect for these people and are hoping they know how much we appreciate all their work,” she said.
“We’ve had a huge response to our call out for photos and memorabilia. A trip down memory lane slideshow has been compiled to share at the celebrations.”
Attadale Netball Club Life Member Amanda Muir said the anniversary will mark the positive impacts netball has had on its participants over the last half century.
“It’s a great achievement for a volunteer organisation to still be around after such a long time. I love that the Club is still located locally and has maintained its strong ethos of success and participation.”
“It’s amazing how many ‘old’ club girls bring their girls and boys to play at the club. It’s great to catch up with people you used to play with. Many of them come back, get involved and give back to the Club as I’ve done.”
General Manager of Community Netball Liz Booth said it was fantastic to see two well established and popular netball bodies take the time to celebrate the milestones.
“Netball has a rich history within Western Australia and for Northam and Attadale to look down memory lane is a great chance to reflect on all their achievements,” Booth said.
“It’s important to appreciate all the past and current players, members and volunteers who have helped shape the history within these organisations.”
“I would like to congratulate both Northam and Attadale on these milestones and look forward to many more years of netball in these areas.”