Owls return to Adelaide Plains

ANGLE Vale Netball Club is set to return to the Adelaide Plains Netball Association for the 2018 season.

The Owls originally joined the APNA from the Elizabeth Netball Association in 2016, but were forced to withdraw in 2017 due to a lack of numbers.

However, club treasurer Tanya Hopkins said things are looking brighter for the club.

“We’ve got 24 teams ranging from under nines to seniors,” she said.

“Basically, we’ve got to have so many teams to be in the competition, and we didn’t quite meet the criteria last year.

“A lot of our players liked their Wednesday nights, and we’ve wanted to change that culture.

“Hopefully, we can join with the footy and make it one big community event.”

With the netball and football clubs playing under the ‘Adelaide Plains’ banner, Angle Vale is hoping it will help boost the club financially.

“We get profits from the gate takings and canteens,” Ms Hopkins said.

“Hopefully, the more people come through, it’ll help us.”

Ms Hopkins, who is one of the co-founders of the club alongside Jo Roberts, said they’re aiming to generate a ‘family atmosphere’ between the football and netball clubs.

She also confirmed that the Owls will continue to field teams in the Elizabeth Netball Association during the summer and winter seasons as well.

Angle Vale is hosting a registration day on December 14 at the Angle Vale Netball Courts before holding trials in January 2018.

Jack Hudson

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Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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