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Net Set Go gets in the pink to raise funds

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May 18, 2018

Seymour Junior Netball Association president Danni Thompson (left) and Net Set Go coordinator Genevieve Gordon held a special program to raise money for the Breast Cancer Network Australia on Friday.

Net Set Go is an entry-level program designed to introduce kids aged five to ten years old to the basic skills of netball.

Everything turned pink at the weekly Net Set Go program held in Kings Park on Friday afternoon as the Seymour Junior Netball Association held a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Network Australia.

There were pink treats and raffle tickets, along with a silent auction, while all the girls and boys participating were invited to wear pink clothes to show their support for the cause.

Seymour Junior Netball Association president Danni Thompson said she was grateful to local businesses for donating prizes to be raffled off as part of the fundraising drive.

‘‘This particular round is all about pink sports day, raising awareness and funds for breast cancer,’’ she said.

‘‘We like to get on board and throw in our support, with our pink treats and our raffle, so hopefully we can help with those funds going to the cause.

Net Set Go co-ordinator Genevieve Gordon, who is also a physical education teacher at St Mary’s College, said the program, on every Friday night for term two, is designed to be an introduction to netball for children aged five to 10 years old.

‘‘It involves lots of minor games to do with the basic skills of netball, like landing, balancing, throwing and catching,’’ she said.

‘‘We’ve got about 30 kids involved here and tonight it’s pink round all throughout the district.’’

The Seymour Junior Netball Association’s Net Set Go program is held at Kings Park every Friday afternoon from 4pm to 5pm. To get involved, email Genevieve Gordon at netsetgosjna @gmail.com

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