VOLUNTEERS: Warwick Netball Association committee members (from left) Linda Bunch, Amelia Sutton, Angela O'Mara, Leanne Lockhart, Nancy DePrada and Deanna Naughten on one of the old courts at Barnes Park where the new courts will be constructed.
VOLUNTEERS: Warwick Netball Association committee members (from left) Linda Bunch, Amelia Sutton, Angela O'Mara, Leanne Lockhart, Nancy DePrada and Deanna Naughten on one of the old courts at Barnes Park where the new courts will be constructed. Contributed

Court project worth $300,000 plus has started in Warwick

NETBALL: Work has started on four new flexi-pave courts at Warwick Netball Association headquarters at Barnes Park.

The four courts will be build after a Federal Government grant of $318,000.

"These four courts will replace the four original bitumen courts which were later covered with flexi-pave,” association secretary Linda Bunch said.

"There will be a concrete base under the flexi-pave courts.”

The four original courts were ripped up on Tuesday and work has started on the new courts.

"The work will be finished within 12 weeks and we plan to use the courts towards the end of the season and for junior finals,” she said.

"We hope to upgrade two existing grass courts with concrete and flexi-pave as part of the project.

"The association plans to put lighting on six of the courts. When the decision was made to put up lighting, only one of the four courts had existing lights.”

Bunch said with the work Barnes Park would be Netball Australia compliant.

"It will also give us the chance to have an annual Darling Downs Inter-district netball carnival,” she said.

Warwick missed the chance to host a carnival in 2019 due to the poor quality of its courts.

Currently, Warwick junior netball is being played at Scots PGC College on Saturday afternoons.

The association currently has 150 juniors and 240 open grade players.

Junior players can turn up at Scots PGC on a Saturday afternoon and speak to officials about joining a team for winter fixtures.



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