The wet and windy conditions couldn’t spoil the fun at Waiuku Netball’s Carnival Day on Saturday.
Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy celebrating 60 years of netball in Waiuku. It was a day of fun and festivities and the knock-out tournament and dress ups were key features of the occasion.
Charming Smurfs, busy bumble bees and adorable angels were just a few of the creative costumes that were on show. The upbeat music blaring across the Centre together with the tempting aroma of popcorn and candy floss proved very popular with everyone.
One of the highlights of the day was the exhibition match which showcased netball from yesteryear.
Dressed in their black tunics, white shirts, red ties and matching waist girdles, the players from the “Diamond Oldies” team, took the court and to the delight of the crowd, punished the younger team mainly by way of antics, bribes and one-eyed umpires.
Williment Travel kindly donated blue puffer jackets and these were awarded to players, coaches, managers and supporters through the day. Organisers were delighted with response from all clubs and Kim Voigt, Jubilee spokesperson commented, “Wow, what an incredible day we’ve all enjoyed! Waiuku Netball is in good heart and it was wonderful to see everyone get into the spirit of our Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.”