Inverell Netball Association will host a come-and-try day at the courts this Saturday for those interested in registering for the 2020 nine-week season.
Held at the new and improved netball courts at Inverell's Sporting Complex, locals are welcome to head from from 11am to learn more about the game.
The season will run for nine weeks starting on July 25 with finals week failing on September 19. Preschoolers to open ages are welcome to get involved.
Prior to March, when COVID-19 began, the association was well into planning for their biggest season in a number of years.
Five representative teams were selected and had started training in November last year across age groups of 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17.
"We had the most competitive representative trials that we have seen in over 10 years. As a result of the impacts of COVID, all training was suspended in April including all carnivals and the rescheduling of junior and senior state titles," committee member Nicky Lavender said.
Thankfully, training has recommenced and the 14, 15 and 17-year rep teams will compete in their first carnival in Coffs Harbour this Sunday.
The 12-year rep team will compete in Tamworth on August 2 while the 13-year rep team will head to Coffs Harbour the same day for their first carnival.
"Inverell will also host the first round of regional league on July 26 and an all-age carnival on August 16," she said.
The committee has worked hard with Netball NSW to ensure a safe return to competition and training for all netballers. A full COVID safety plan is in place.
Head down to the courts to see the renovated grounds almost complete by Inverell Shire Council. There is a new car park, training wall, seating, landscaping and road access.