Mary cashes in on sport she loves


Netballer Mary Cash.        d447903
Netballer Mary Cash.        d447903

Training after school and playing on weekends was always fun and social, and by the time she had turned 14 she was coaching a team as well.

“That’s just how it began,” Cash said.

In the 50 years since she began leading the Crusaders Netball Club, Cash has established a thriving Net-Set-Go competition and become a nationally badged umpire, training others world wide.

The milestone was honoured by the State Government at the 2015 Volunteer Service Awards.

“I’ve really enjoyed netball,” she said.

“The more you put in to something the more you get out of it – I have got friends out of it and travelled the world.”

Cash said she had enjoyed seeing the game evolve and watching her daughters, and grand children in the sport.

Last year her first great-grandchild began Net-Set-Go.

“I’ll continue with the club and the South Districts netball, I love the game, I love the strategy at the higher level,”

“If I stop enjoying netball I’d stop playing, but that won’t be this year.”