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Club outgrows Westbury facilities

SportJoanne EisemannComment

MAY 2018 | Steven French

THE MEANDER Valley Suns Netball Club has gone from strength to strength since its formation only three years ago. The clubs code of behaviour (Above the Line) underpins everything that they do and has resulted in more players wanting to join their ranks. The club prides itself on being a family friendly organisation with an active social scene.

In 2016, their first year in the Northern Tasmania Netball Association (NTNA), the club’s then two teams both took out their respective premierships.

The club now has four teams entered in the NTNA. Last year, two of their teams once again played off in the finals.

Although the club is Meander Valley based they have, unfortunately, had to move most of their training to outside of the municipality.

With 46 registered members, the club has outgrown the Westbury Sports Centre where they had trained until this year. The Centre only has one court and the club is adamant that all players train at the same time and place to enhance solidarity and goodwill.

The degree of friendship that has evolved is something that they are most proud of. The club is firm in its belief that community and team spirit is just as important as success on the court.

You can follow the netball club via their Facebook site at

Photo | Steven French