Netball’s random act of kindness

The New South Wales netball community is full of everyday heroes, and the recent gesture of Cath Moore from the Kissing Point Netball Club is a further reminder of this.

During the 2014 ANZ Championship season, Telstra ran the Telstra Netball Hero competition which aims to recognise and reward the unsung heroes who contribute their time and energy to the sport.

Earlier this month, Cath Moore was named the NSW Telstra Netball Hero State Winner for her incredible contribution to her local netball community, and in doing so Cath was presented with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G plus a signed netball and a $500 netball club grant. In an act of incredible kindness and generosity, Cath has donated the $500 grant that she won as part of her prize from Telstra to the Walgett Junior Netball Club, who will put the much needed funds towards developing the sport in that area.

Walgett Junior Netball Club President, Carl Smith expressed his gratitude to Cath for thinking of the Club.

“We are a fledgling Netball Club who is starting up a Junior Netball Competition for girls in Walgett and the surrounding districts. Currently there are no organised winter sports that cater solely to girls in the local community, whilst young boys enjoy a plethora of sports including Soccer, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Little Athletics. We hope to change this,” said Mr. Smith.

“We have already organised a 6-week Netball program for beginners that commenced in May this year. This program is run by Netball NSW and is called ‘NetSetGO’. We had about 35 girls join in and we are now starting our first competition.”

“Operating in a rural area, funds are always very tight. The community does the best it can, but with the worst drought in recent history things are only getting tighter. I’d like as many people as possible to get involved with Netball and my aim is to have everyone be able to play at no cost. This $500 grant will go such a long way!” concluded Mr. Smith.

Netball NSW Chief Executive Carolyn Campbell said that Cath’s selfless act is a reflection of the amazing spirit amongst the NSW netball community. “Netball NSW would like to express our gratitude to Cath for her very generous gesture,” said Carolyn Campbell.

“Walgett Junior Netball Club is a newly formed Club run by passionate parents and friends whose vision is to make a difference in their local community. Not only is Cath a hero within her local Kissing Point Netball Club, but has now helped out another community with her kind donation,” concluded Ms Campbell.

Netball NSW would like to thank Telstra for their ongoing support of netball in the State, and acknowledge the unbelievable work of our army of heroes amongst our netball community.