Being a netball player at Redlands in 2019 is now one step closer to becoming a Firebird.
At the end of last year, Redland’s Netball Association in partnership with Metropolitan District Netball Association (MDNA) and Carina East Leagues club secured one of the seven licences in the up-coming Sapphire Series.
The new competition launched by Netball Queensland is Netball’s equivalent to the QRL’s Intrust Cup with teams representing regions across the state in a semi-professional platform not previously seen in Netball.
Unlike the other Sapphire Series franchises, the Tigers will represent only two associations RNA and MDNA giving our girls greater access and an unprecedented opportunity to play Netball at a professional level.
Players as young as five can start their journey to the Tigers by signing up to RNA’s Net Set Go program.
Or for older girls and boys, joining a team at one of the ten clubs playing in the Saturday winter competition will offer a clear pathway from Club to Rep and now to the Sapphire Series and beyond.
Aspiring netballers should contact their local clubs as per the RNA website http://www.redlands.qld.netball.com.au/ or come along to sign on day at the Pinklands Netball courts on Saturday, February 2 at 8am and 12pm.
Did you know? Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. Games are played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end.
The object is to score goals from within a defined area, by throwing a ball into a ring 3.05 metres high.
Players have specific positions defining their roles and restricting movement to certain court areas.
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