THE recently upgraded netball courts at Arena Joondalup are in full use.
A garden morning tea and club parade were held to officially open the three new outdoor courts and match office.
The works were a joint venture between the State Government, City of Joondalup and the Joondalup Netball Association, which has 11 clubs and 183 teams that use the facilities for the annual winter and spring seasons, as part of the first stage of the $24 million Arena Joondalup upgrade.
The association had been using a table and chairs under a tree as its match office before progressing to a small mobile van that needed to be towed to the netball courts each week and now a permanent office.
The addition of the courts has allowed the association to accept more teams, increasing its membership by 232 this year.
Joondalup Netball Association also recently benefited from Netball WA’s partnership with the Insurance Commission of WA to promote the ‘Belt Up’ message.
As part of the road safety campaign to promote seatbelts saving lives and reducing injuries, the association received almost 100 branded netballs to distribute to 17 teams at a value of about $2500.
RugbyWA joined the campaign too, with Joondalup Brothers Rugby Union Club also receiving branded balls.