Schools Cup welcomes The Kids’ Cancer Project

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Netball NSW is pleased to announce The Kids’ Cancer Project (TKCP) is the Official Charity Partner of the 2014 Netball NSW Schools Cup, which begins today Thursday 20 March.

Formerly the Oncology Children’s Foundation, TKCP is an Australian charity focused on finding cures for childhood cancer, with one in 500 Australian kids developing cancer before the age of 15.

TKCP provides over $3 million in funding to Australia’s best childhood cancer researchers every year, focusing on the difficult to cure cancers.  Over $100,000 has been raised through their annual Crazy Hair & Sock Days, which this year will be held on Saturday 31 May, 2014.

No stranger to netball, TKCP has been associated with Netball NSW for the last five years, and Netball NSW General Manager – Sports Development Nikki Horton is excited to have them on board with Schools Cup.

“We are so pleased to have such a well-recognised name as The Kids’ Cancer Project as Official Charity Partner of Netball NSW Schools Cup, especially for such a new initiative,” Horton said.

“We received a wonderful response from our inaugural Schools Cup competition and are excited to expand it in 2014.  We saw some terrific netball contested across the State last year and looking forward to that continuing this season.

“We’d like to wish all Schools Cup participants good luck for this season and encourage all our members to get involved in The Kids’ Cancer Project’s Crazy Hair & Socks Day this year,” Horton concluded.

Schools Cup began in 2013, and is an initiative from Netball NSW to provide primary school students from across the State in Years Five and Six an opportunity to enjoy netball in a fun and safe environment.

Following the inaugural competition which saw nearly 3,000 participants get involved, Schools Cup is set to be even bigger this season with the introduction of secondary schools division for Years Seven and Eight, as well as a boys’ secondary school division.

The 2014 Schools Cup competition will see teams compete in round robin carnivals in their local area called ‘Schools Cup Local Days’ from March to August, with overall winners from each ‘Local Days’ progressing to a ‘Schools Cup Regional Final’.

Victorious teams from Regional Finals will advance to the Netball NSW Schools Cup State Final, to be held at the home of Netball NSW on Tuesday 16 September, 2014.

There are 30 Schools Cup Local Days scheduled across the State – from as far north as Brunswick Byron, south as Eurobodalla, and west as Coonamble – with Nowra kick-starting the 2014 season with their Local Day today at Shoalhaven Netball Association.

It’s not too late to register if your school is interested in participating in the 2014 competition.  Click here for an entry form or contact Netball NSW on (02) 9951 5000 during business hours.