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Horsham City Netball Association – ‘We haven’t given up hope’

Horsham City Netball Association leaders are still hoping to run a shortened competition this year despite suspending the season’s start date.

President Cathie Weidemann said the committee decided to suspend the competition, due to start Friday, because of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the region. 

“Given the number of active cases it is sensible to stop junior training and competitions for a few weeks, particularly since one of the cases has been linked to one of the main football-netball clubs in the Wimmera,” she said. 

Mrs Weidemann said committee members would monitor the ongoing situation and remain in contact with Netball Victoria and Horsham Rural City Council.

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“We will keep everyone updated as to when we can expect to get back on the court,” she said.

“Since we can play until the end of October, we are still hoping to fit in an eight-week season. Because everyone is registered and ready to go, we can get a competition up and running quite quickly, once we feel it is the right thing to do for the community. “

Mrs Weidemann said junior netball competitions were going ahead in several regional cities, including Bendigo and Ballarat.

“In two weeks’ time things might have settled down enough to start our season, but we have until the end of August to make a decision,” she said.

“We haven’t given up hope, that’s for sure.” 

– Sarah Matthews 


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