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Published Friday 2 February 2018
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Rock up and give netball a go in Broadford

2 February 2018

The time is now for new or returning netballers to get into netball, with Rock Up Netball starting a new social competition at Broadford Indoor Leisure Centre. The eight-week mixed social competition begins on Monday 26 February, with individual and team registrations welcome. The competition is run in a more relaxed setting than regular competitions with no uniforms required and half priced fees.

Netball Victoria and Mitchell Shire Council have joined forces in response to community feedback suggesting there is a desire for social netball options in the Broadford community.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said activities like Rock Up Netball would help improve the overall health and wellbeing of residents. “We know that getting out and active is really good for us, both physically and mentally,” Cr Sanderson said. “Rock Up Netball is a great concept that’s quick, easy, fun and affordable. It will be a great way to keep fit and healthy and a fantastic opportunity to branch out into your community and make some new friends. ”Rock Up Netball is a VicHealth initiative and is seeing great success in locations across Victoria. Participant Emma Bemrose, who recently took part in the first Rock Up Netball Social Competition in Moreland, said she enjoyed the atmosphere and was glad she gave it a go. “I really enjoy the vibe of the Rock Up Netball Social Competition and found everyone incredibly friendly and supportive," Ms Bemrose said. “My worries of being too rusty, old or unfit didn’t stop me from giving it a go."

Participants who register for the Broadford competition before 10 February will go in the draw to win a Samsung GearFit2 and the first 20 people to register will automatically win a Melbourne Vixens match ticket. To get involved in Rock Up Netball, visit the Rock Up Netball website. For details of Rock Up Netball in Broadford or to find out more, contact the Rock Up Netball team at Netball Victoria on (03) 9321 2222.

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