WHILE the football competition takes place, there will be a lot of action on the netball courts as Far West Netball Association, Mid West Netball Association and Eastern Eyre Netball Association face off in their round robin competition.
The games will take place over six grades, Under 13s, Under 15s, Under 17s, C Grade, B Grade and A Grade with Under 13s and 15s fielding two teams each.
Games begin at 9:30am with the Under 13s and 15s with A Grade matches beginning at 2:00pm, with matches in the form of two fifteen minute halves, matches will be played across three courts.
Presentations will take place on Court One following the final A Grade match between Eastern Eyre and Far West.
Far West did very well at last year’s carnival, winning the A Grade, Under 17s and one of the Under 13s competitions.
Teresa Wood will coach A Grade this year and said the team will hopefully turn in another good performance this year.
“Hopefully we will play another good carnival this year and hopefully we can get a few experienced players on the court for us this weekend,” she said.
“We aim to go out and have fun, and try to win of course.”
Mid West finished second in the A Grade last year and won the Under 15s.
Jackie Sargent will coach Mid West A Grade for the first time this year.
Eastern Eyre finished third in the A Grade last year but won both B and C Grade.
A coach hasn’t been selected for A Grade yet but Eastern Eyre Netball President Mandy Simes said there’s a lot to look forward to for the fans and the team.
“We will look to improve on last year’s performance, Letitia Crettenden has come back following a year in Adelaide and Christine Ramsay will also be playing centre for us,” she said.
“It is a hard process to create the team because it’s a long way to travel, but the players aim to have fun against players from the other two leagues.”
With the combination of football and netball action from representatives of three leagues, a big day is planned for all at Thevenard on Saturday.