Wollongong ready for inaugural Beach Netball event

READY TO PARTY: Sarah Walsh is ready to have fun at her inaugural Beach Netball event at North Wollongong Beach from October 14-16. Pictures: Adam McLean

READY TO PARTY: Sarah Walsh is ready to have fun at her inaugural Beach Netball event at North Wollongong Beach from October 14-16. Pictures: Adam McLean

Design a fit-out of 10 netball courts and a chill-out zone. Tick.

PRACTICE: Former North Melbourne AFL player Anthony Stevens gets in some practice before Saturday's celebrity Beach Netball match at North Wollongong Beach.

PRACTICE: Former North Melbourne AFL player Anthony Stevens gets in some practice before Saturday's celebrity Beach Netball match at North Wollongong Beach.

Organise for six huge containers of infrastructure and equipment to be transported from Melbourne to Wollongong. Tick.

Set up said courts and infrastructure on North Wollongong Beach in time for the inaugural Beach Netball event. Big tick.

SETTING UP: Sarah Wall and Brie Reichman set up the 10-netball courts at North Wollongong Beach ahead of the Beach Netball event on October 14-16.

SETTING UP: Sarah Wall and Brie Reichman set up the 10-netball courts at North Wollongong Beach ahead of the Beach Netball event on October 14-16.

That’s what NETFIT Netball founder Sarah Walsh and her crew of helpers completed by mid-afternoon Friday.

At 5pm former NSW Swifts player Walsh and fellow netballers Taylah Davies and Kim Green officially kick-started the netball event with a difference, with a public workout open to participants and bystanders alike.

‘’This day has been a long time coming. I can’t wait to get started. We’ve got a big party tonight as well with all teams,’’ Walsh said.

About 50 teams will hit the beach on Saturday and Sunday for a series of round-robin games. The three-day festival of fun and fitness also includes group fitness workouts, a celebrity match, food, music and the Official Beach Netball Party.​ 

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