Maitland Netball Association holds second Shoosh for Kids round

GREAT FUN: Branxton Lillies and Little Comets players enjoy themselves in the encouraging environment of Maitland netball. Picture: Michael Hartshorn
GREAT FUN: Branxton Lillies and Little Comets players enjoy themselves in the encouraging environment of Maitland netball. Picture: Michael Hartshorn

Maitland Netball Association is holding their second Shoosh for Kids round on Saturday.

The program aims to stamp out negative behaviour and allow children to enjoy their sport in an encouraging environment.

People on the sidelines will be asked to be quiet during the first and third quarters and follow the Shoosh for Kids guidelines.

Maitland Netball Association president Kim Starkey said it was vital that youngsters have an enjoyable environment to play and that negative behaviour on the sidelines was unacceptable.

The successful Shoosh for Kids program has been embraced by junior sporting bodies across the Hunter.

To ensure your children have a healthy and encouraging environment to play sport remember:

  • If your comment is negative, then Shoosh.
  • If your comment is directed at a player, then Shoosh.
  • If your comment is directed at a referee or match official, then Shoosh.
  • Reward good play by both teams with applause, if you can’t, then Shoosh.

Meanwhile, middle-table teams Branxton GMP, Maitland Carpet Court, The Bradford and Club Maitand City have crunch games on Saturday which could shape their fortunes this season.

Branxton GMP meet Maitland Carpet Court and The Bradford play Club Maitland City with top four spots up for grabs. 

In the other games Tolsaf Cranes play  The George Tavern and Royal Federal are against Hills Solicitors.