Cairns Netball Association to host inaugural Nissan Queensland Cup

Cairns Netball Association will welcome 500 players from across the state on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August 2017 for the inaugural Nissan Queensland Cup.

The competition will see associations all over Queensland compete to be crowned champions across 16/U, 18/U, open, mixed, men’s and masters divisions.

Invitational teams from Papua New Guinea and Fiji will also make the trip across the pacific to join the action.

Netball Queensland President Jane Seawright said the carnival would provide associations’ senior players the chance to exhibit their love for the sport following the success of the Nissan State Age Championship in July.

“Queensland Cup gives a whole new demographic of netballers the chance to compete, share knowledge and have plenty of fun as part of our big netball family,” Seawright said.

“We’re extremely excited to take the tournament to north Queensland, where players’ will enjoy the fantastic facilities of Cairns Netball Association and a dose of the unique holiday atmosphere the region is renowned for.

“It’s an opportunity to do your association proud and make memories to last a lifetime.”

Cairns Mayor Bob Manning welcomed all players from across Queensland, Papua New Guinea and Fiji to the city and wished them all the best of luck as they competed in the Nissan Queensland Cup.

“Netball is one of the Far North’s most popular participant sports, with more than 1700 players currently registered with Cairns Netball,” Cr Manning said.

“The facility which will host this competition was only ungraded in the last 12 months, so it is fantastic competitions such as this can take place.

“To all the visiting players, officials and spectators and I encourage you to take the opportunity to discover the fantastic natural attractions our region has to offer during your stay.”