On 13 July on our home game vs Mirboo North we were honoured to host the Indigenous Round at Boolarra for the football and netball. The weather was wild, wet and windy; but considering the playing conditions the day went on with spirits high. The netballers had playing position bibs made and hair scrunchies with indigenous design. The Senior footballers had jumpers designed by local indigenous artist Mark Munnich who came down and presented the guernseys he designed to the playing group after training. A ceremony was held on Saturday before the Senior’s game and A Grade netball game, acknowledging the traditional owners of the land. This follows NAIDOC week celebrations that are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.
On 13 July the netballers also hosted the Screen For Me campaign. Screen For Me is a local campaign calling on everyone in the community to help save a life, and talk to your loved ones about cervical screening, breast screening and bowel screening. Early detection saves lives, so we are asking you to talk to your loved ones about the importance of doing the National Screening Programs and asking them to complete their free screening. The aim of screening programs is to pick up very early cancers in healthy individuals, who do not have symptoms.
Who needs to screen?
- Women 25 – 74 need to have a cervical screen.
- Men and Women 50 – 74 need to do the home bowel screen test every two years. This gets sent to their home by the Australian Government.
- Women 50 -74 need to have a breast screen every two years.
Latrobe numbers for under screened
- Over 12,000 eligible people living in the Latrobe Valley are not up to date with their bowel screen.
- More than 5,000 eligible women living in the Latrobe Valley are not up to date with their breast screen.
- Approximately 10,000 eligible women living in the Latrobe Valley are not up to date with their cervical screen.
Help save lives
Ask your loved ones to #ScreenForMe. More information can also be found at: https://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/early-detection/screening-programs/
Early detection saves lives!
Vote count was held on Sunday 11 August after the last game with the following results:
- Best and Fairest: Michelle Masters
- Runners Up: Zoe Trembath
- Best and Fairest: Claudia Davern
- Runners Up: Olivia Douglas and Tylah Wilkins
- Best and Fairest: Meg Francis
- Runners Up: Erin Hoghton
- Best and Fairest: Riannah Irwin
- Runners Up: Brooke Lagerway
- Best and Fairest: Brooke Dalrymple
- Runners Up: Caitlyn Gill and Bridie Kimpton
- Best and Fairest: Caterina Reiske
- Runners Up: Lexi Redpath
Also a big congratulations to Monique Beamish, Abbey Di Corleto and Carrie Fox on playing 250 games in the 2019 season.
Thanks to all our players, coaches, umpires, sponsors, supporters and volunteers who have contributed over the 2019 season, it is very much appreciated. Until next season, Go Dees!
Boolarra Junior Netball club
The Boolarra Junior Netball club had a great winter season and we were able to field four teams in the Moe and District Netball Association. We had a mixture of local kids and ring ins and introduced a boys’ uniform excitingly fielding four boys across a couple of teams.
The Nine and Under team supported by Stacey W and Meg had a great season with a mixture of young first timers and experienced kids in their third season; this allowed for great competitive games and fast development of new players. The kids had a fun season with plenty of wins and a great time playing with their friends.
This season we were fortunate enough to be able to field two 11 and Under teams. We hope to be able to maintain and encourage this level of participation into the future seasons and are always welcoming of new players. The 11’s Red team started the season with a lot of first times but the girls developed quickly. By the end of the season a strong competitive team had developed which was a testament to the hard work put in by the coaches Anne-maree and Linda. A string of unfortunate events including forfeits, byes and cancelled game resulted in the team missing the finals by one win. We are so proud of the level of development and teamwork showed by the girls.
The 11s Blue team fielded a solid team which saw them sitting on top of the ladder for the whole season. The team was strong in players that played multiple sports particularly basketball and it showed with great ball skills and ability to read the play. Coached by Jamie and supported by Stacey B the team made the grand final where they had a convincing win over Moe Lions 33 to 12. The support shown on Grand Final day by the parents and other Junior players was fantastic with a huge turnout.
The 13 and Under team was coached by Stacey B and supported by Jamie, they had a fantastic season and brought some new players to the Club. All girls constantly improved throughout the season and win or lose they always had a smile on their faces. If they stick together as a team through twilight, they will be a top competitive team.
Thank you to all the parents and siblings that braved the cold and early mornings to let the kids play. Most players are returning for the twilight season starting in October, and with players being fresh off a great season they should have an even better one.