NETBALL games down the beach? That’s the plan for Dromana Junior Netball Club president Paul Faillia, who says he has had “a huge response” from local clubs showing interest in playing the game at Dromana beach.
“I have always wanted to see the sport played on our beautiful beaches as part of a summer comp,” he said.
“I am in the early-mid stages of completing a portable court system that would see the game played on the beach in any location from Frankston through to Portsea, whether it be on a foreshore or back beach.
“We have so many netball clubs at hand meaning this would be an enjoyable and intense way to enjoy the sport – not only on the beach.
“It would provide entertainment for all beachgoers and spectators.”
Dromana Junior Netballers on Fridday showcased their skills in friendly inter-club matches with players ranging from under-9 through under-15.
It was the start of what Mr Faillia hopes is a fully-fledged summer carnival with netball local clubs playing among themselves. “This would put us on the map in regards to beach netball,” he said.
He plans to speak to Netball Australia and the Vixens next week to get the ball rolling. “I have some very good connections wanting to jump on board.”