Netball community rallies to support drought-affected farmers

Netball Associations, clubs and participants have rallied together to support Aussie farmers and rural communities across NSW who are suffering from this crippling drought.

Following GIANTS Netball’s support of the Buy A Bale Initiative during the Round 14 clash against West Coast Fever on August 4, plenty of incredible people in the netball world decided to pitch in themselves and do what they could.

Here’s a list of what clubs and association have been doing to help out. Every little bit counts!

Dubbo Netball Association raised more than $10,000 during their Buy A Bale round on August 25.

Grafton Netball Association raised $2015.40 which goes towards purchasing a pallet of powdered milk to help feed lambs and calves.

Queanbeyan Netball Association will be holding their annual charity day on September 22, with proceeds supporting local farmers in Southern NSW with Buy A Bale. They also hosted a ‘Nutbush for the Bush’ event, getting all junior players involved with a gold coin donation.

Inner Western Suburbs Netball Association raised $4,500 for the Country Women’s Association of NSW, who provide assistance to help meet household expenses for drought-affected families. Plus they donated $1,000 to Buy A Bale.

Ku-Ring-Gai Netball Association helped raise $22,500 in cash, as well as two fully laden trailers of goods, that will be distributed to rural families.

Brunswick Byron Netball Association raised $1,220 for Buy A Bale.

Newcastle Netball Association gave money and non-perishable goods to the Newy Farmers Aid Group.

Port Stephens Netball Association organised for each club to donate a dollar for every goal scored for the Buy a Bale campaign and PSNA matched the amount at the end of the day. All up, they raised just under $3,000 that went to Hunter Farmers impacted by drought.

Charlestown Netball Association recently attended a community event called Fill a Truck for Farmers Campaign and bought bales.

Westlakes District Netball Association also attended the same event, plus they fundraised and donated their BBQ sales profits and collected money donations.

South West Rocks Netball Club donated $300 to the Macleay Hay Run, which helps supports NSW farmers struggling through drought conditions.

What a tremendous effort by the netball community! If your club or association has fundraised, let us know on Facebook!

You can donate to Buy A Bale HERE.