Grafton showcases All Abilities talent

“This is the start of big things in the Far North Coast.”

Excitement is building in the Far North Coast with Grafton Netball Association hosting an All Abilities Exhibition over the weekend, showcasing their local talent.

Home side Grafton Cranes hosted the Ballina Stingrays for two modified games, all with the aim of increasing awareness around the region’s Disability programs and their participation numbers.

“I cannot explain how overwhelmed I am from the response of our All Abilities Exhibition in Grafton,” Regional Development Officer Zoe Goodsell said.

“There were so many smiles, hugs, laughter and cheering for each other. Even opponents were congratulating and encouraging each other, which really makes it all worthwhile.

“It brings a smile to my face even thinking about it now.”

Not only did participants take away new friends, both teams also received a new match ball to continue enjoying the game.

“The Exhibition really brought home the fact that netball is a team sport. It was incredible to see how supportive the players and officials were with each other, and how much enjoyment they were having,” Goodsell said.

“I want to thank Grafton Netball Association for hosting the event, as well as Karen Wilson (Stingrays Head Coach) and Shanon Tough (Cranes Head Coach) along with their fantastic staff and players for participating. They were great sports and incredible advocates for our Disability program.”

Goodsell predicts the Exhibition is “the start of big things in the Far North Coast” with more friendly competitions in the pipeline.

Check out a Facebook Album for more action from the All Abilities Exhibition in Grafton.

If you’re interested in knowing more about Netball NSW’s Disability Programs and Competitions, or would like to find out about your local All Abilities competitions, feel free to chat with our friendly staff:

Laura Abrahams | Inclusion & Diversity Coordinator
p. (02) 9951 5000

Zoe Goodsell | Regional Development Officer – North Coast & Far North Coast
p. 0497 443 991