Call out for netball support

Moe Football Netball Club has called an urgent meeting to discuss the future of its netball teams and is urging all past, present and potential players to attend.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday from 7pm in the club rooms at Ted Summerton Reserve, Moe.

In an open letter to stakeholders the club warned “the future of netball at the Moe Football Netball Club is in your hands”.

The letter, which went out last week, said “As you are all well aware we did not field an A grade side in 2012. In 2013 we must do this”.

“As it stands our senior numbers are poor. If we do not get numbers and assistance from players, parents and supporters, it is a possibility senior netball will not proceed in 2013.

“We are calling an urgent meeting in conjunction with the football department to discuss the recruitment of players, coaches and committee. If you want to see netball at the Moe Football Netball Club exist in the future your presence is needed at this meeting.”

One of the key aims of the meeting will be to form a small steering committee to review what is required to strengthen the netball component of the Gippsland League club.

In 2012, numbers at Moe’s junior level were healthy and B and C grade teams were also fielded.

The netball teams include nine to 10 players in each grade, so the addition of another dozen or so open age players, along with people able to help with coaching and administration, would see the club in good shape for next year.

The open letter said that “input from all areas of netball, past and present, is required. If you think you can help in any way we need you to attend this meeting”.