Sparrows receive netball gears from Australian sports clubs

Monday, 10 June 2024, 3:14 pm

Belinda Brogan (left) on behalf of the NSW clubs handing over the equipment to Sparrows team officials and players on Saturday (Sparrows)

Credit Corporation Sparrows received a special surprise donation of netball equipment and playing attire from New South Wales based netball clubs in Winston Hills Netball, Winston Hills Soccer, Oakhill Drive Netball, Impaia Netball Club and Glenhaven Netball.

This was made possible through a new junior member of the club Evie Brogan who recently joined Sparrows from the Glenhaven netball.

Sparrows president Lawrence Lahari acknowledged the support from NSW sports clubs in assisting junior players with equipment, uniforms and shoes.

“I want to thank Belinda Brogan and her daughters Evie and Lexie for their kind hearts and their support in coordinating this donation through the clubs back in NSW,” Lahari said during the presentation on Saturday at the Rita Flynn outdoor courts.

“The club also extends its sincere appreciation to Jenny Hutchings, Amanda Highley, Louise Rudling, Mel Feleo and Ally Von Fahey who have supported coordinating this donation.”

He further stated the assistance would make a difference in the club and its players particularly access to good playing outfit and gears which in most cases are expensive.

“A good number of players will be blessed with a pair of shoes, particularly those players from rural villages and those who cannot afford a pair of quality playing shoes.”

Glenhaven club in NSW stated, “Our players and members were more than happy to donate to our PNG friends and Evie’s new teammates. We’re happy to share the joy and friendships netball brings across the ocean.”

New member of the Sparrows junior side Evie Brogan in action during POMNA game 6 of round 1 fixture at the Rita Flynn outdoor courts. (Sparrows)

Mr. Lahari added that such gestures will not only enhance the team’s participation in the Port Moresby Netball Association competition but more importantly create and strengthen new friendships and relationships between Australians and Papua New Guineans that can be nurtured into long term partnerships in the future.

“We’re grateful for the generosity of these clubs and individuals and we hope to strengthen this new relationship further in the years to come.” Lahari concluded.