First National Real Estate partners with Netball NSW Schools Cup

Netball NSW is pleased to announce First National Real Estate as Major Partner of the 2016 Netball NSW Schools Cup.

The Netball NSW Schools Cup is an initiative introduced by the State’s governing body in 2013 to provide New South Wales primary and secondary school students with the opportunity to enjoy netball in a fun and safe environment. The Schools Cup is available to male and female students from public, independent and Catholic systems in Years Five, Six, Seven and Eight.

Now moving into its fourth year, the Netball NSW Schools Cup has grown from 3,000 participants in the inaugural year, to over 7,500 participants in 2015.

First National Real Estate Chief Executive Ray Ellis said his organisation and its agents are looking forward to being involved with such a vibrant competition.

“First National Real Estate is proud to be on board as Major Partner of the 2016 Netball NSW Schools Cup,” said Ray Ellis.

“As Australia’s leading network of real estate agents, we’re committed to supporting the communities in which our agents operate on a range of fronts.”

“Teaching children about the virtues of good sportsmanship is integral to their understanding of community and the value of teamwork.  That is why we believe so strongly in promoting the unity and competitive spirit that the Netball NSW School Cup brings out,” concluded Ellis.

Held in both Sydney Metropolitan and Regional locations throughout NSW, beginners or experienced players can enjoy netball in a fun and safe environment, while competing against other schools in their area.

School teams compete in round robin carnivals in their local area called “Schools Cup Local Days” from March – August, with overall winners from each “Local Day” progressing to a Schools Cup “Regional Final”.

Victorious teams from Regional Finals will advance to the 2016 Netball NSW Schools Cup State Final, to be held in September at the home of netball in NSW, Netball Central, at Sydney Olympic Park.

Netball NSW General Manager – Commercial Tristan Prosser-Shaw is delighted to welcome First National Real Estate as Major Partner of this state-wide competition.

“First National Real Estate is a family-orientated company with strong values that mirror those of Netball NSW,” said Tristan Prosser-Shaw.

“The popularity of netball is at an all-time high, with Netball NSW experiencing increased grassroots participation numbers and record Membership.  There is no better example of this than the significant growth the Schools Cup continues to experience since its introduction three years ago.

“With schools from all corners of NSW taking part in the Netball NSW Schools Cup and with First National Real Estate having agents throughout these same regions, this Partnership is a perfect fit for both organisations,” Prosser-Shaw concluded.

The 2016 Netball NSW Schools Cup with Major Partner First National Real Estate will commence on Wednesday 16 March in Coffs Harbour, with the first of 34 Local Days to be held across NSW.

The competition will culminate in the 2016 Netball NSW Schools Cup State Final taking place on Tuesday 20 September at Netball Central.