This year's Bundaberg Netball Rep Carnival has been the biggest on record as players come from across the State to the Bundaberg Region.
Game on as girls hit the court
With just 15 minutes left of the game between Bundaberg Netball's Ashes under-13-2s and Boyne Island Ambush the girls knew they had it in the bag, but didn't let their guard down for a second.
Taking the win by 33 goals in a final score of 36-3.
Wing attack Kaylee Hartfiel-Hammond kept the ball moving into the forward third to give the team the winning advantage.
The whole team agreed they played well and thanked their coaches.
But it wasn't just about the score which had the girls buzzing.
Rylee Lavaring, 12, said netball had helped come out of her shell and make friends.
“I wasn't very social until I played netball and I learnt to interact with other people,” Rylee said.
Roxie Jeffrey agreed, saying the sport gave her selfbelief.
“Netball is a confidence builder and helps build relationships with other people,” Roxie said.
Netball players come from across the State
Bundaberg Netball Association President Anthony Lewis said it was the biggest turn out-to-date for the Bundaberg Netball Rep Carnival.
“It's been really good and we have been extremely happy with the turn out,” Anthony said.
“This is an independent carnival and it's out third year.
“The first year we had 32 teams, last year was 48 and now we have 61 teams here.”
“Rocky, Gladtsone, Boyne, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Pine River, Caboolture and right out to Maranowa,” Anthony said.
“It's just fantastic for the region.”
Couldn't do it without the Bundaberg Super Park
Anthony said this year's Bundaberg Netball Rep Carnival has been the biggest on record and without the Bundaberg Super Park grounds they wouldn't be able to host such an event.
“We couldn't do this carnival without this facility,” he said.
“We like to promote it, and others love to come and check out our facilities.
“The all weather courts are great – the only time we stop playing is if there is lightening.”
The flood free premier facilities opened in 2015.
Read here about more Bundaberg facilities that help draw in the crowds.