Caitlin Bassett holds the Super Netball trophy as a Sunshine Coast Lightning player but is now on the move.
Caitlin Bassett holds the Super Netball trophy as a Sunshine Coast Lightning player but is now on the move. RICHARD WAINWRIGHT

Mixed netball is proving popular in Warwick

Netball Chat with Linda Bunch

MIXED netball is a social game, a chance to "mix it with the guys”, have a lot of fun and keep the fitness levels up.

Mixed netball appeals to many players of all ages, abilities and skill levels.

Matching the player variance is the mix of teams.

School friends, family, sports groups, neighbourhood teams, community teams and general interest groups are some of the teams mixed netball creates.

Common denominators or not, players are looking for an enjoyable hour or more with like-minded people and in some cases the added incentive of landing the best good natured sledge of the game.

All in the name of fun, enjoyment and good times.

Twenty-four teams take to the courts at Warwick Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Centre on Monday, September 17, for the 2018 Warwick netball mixed netball fixture.

Players on the move

ON a national level, player movement is an eye opener to say the least.

I am unsure if it is a credit to the success of the Suncorp Super Netball and its clubs or a major concern so many players are moving clubs.

For me the biggest surprises are those of Caitlin Bassett, Geva Mentor and Kelsey Browne leaving Sunshine Coast Lightning and West Coast Fever choosing not to renew Nat Medhurst's contract.

As much as a player contract not being renewed creates a social media frenzy, the dual and back-to-back grand final winning team losing three top players raises eyebrows for me.

One thing is for sure, 2019 will bring a new and exciting time for all teams in Australia's world leading competition.



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