The Calliope Crushers Netball Club will get new training singlets.
The Calliope Crushers Netball Club will get new training singlets. Mike Richards GLA210515MASC

Kids squat ahead of local netball season

NETBALL: If you see a group of teenage girls doing squats in front of people, it's all for a great cause.

Several young players from the Calliope Crushers Netball Club are raising funds to purchase new training singlets ahead of the Gladstone Netball Association season.

The Crushers formed three seasons ago and cater for juniors, with teams in the 11-16 years age-group to Nippers aged 8-10.

Calliope Crushers registrar Nicole Miles said juniors went around the neighbourhood and did up to 40 squats as part of the Singlets for Squats event.

"People can donate either silver or gold, it doesn't matter what, just so that the girls can have their training singlets which the girls are working hard to get.”

While developing juniors is the primary focus at the club, Miles said there needed to be enough interest generated to attract adult players to the club, before there was a possiblity of a senior side.

She is not discounting senior representation in the future.

"We'd love that to happen, but at the moment we are only getting primary school and some of the younger school-aged girls interested,” Miles said.

The club has 39 players who are about to be registered - an excellent sign there is junior depth at the club.

"One of the junior teams (Fuschia Crushers) made the semi-finals last year which is great,” Miles said.



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