Kelly to compete in Masters

KELLY Smith is the newcomer to a team of Coffs Harbour ‘netball junkies’ ready and rearing to compete in Pan Pacific Masters Games.

Competing from November 6 on the Gold Coast, the Coffs Rox have made two previous excursions and will contest indoor netball, one of 34 sports catering for more than 10,000 competitors from all over the world.

No qualifying standards or times are required to enter the Masters Games and the only criteria are participants meet the minimum age requirements which for the majority, including indoor netball, is 30 years of age.

Kelly was recruited by Leanne McComas to play centre due to regular players having to pull out because of injury.

This will be her first Pan Pacific Masters Games and she is looking forward to surviving the week on the Gold Coast.

“If I’m awake enough, I’m sure I’ll see the entertainment and I’d love to see the band 1927,” she said.

“I haven’t seen them since I was in my twenties.

“We’re counting down the sleeps as we’re all netball junkies.”

Participants at the Pan Pacific Masters compete in their age group ensuring the sport is played fairly, competitively and in tremendous spirit.

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach will be the official games village and eight packed nights of entertainment including Daryl Braithwaite and 1927 have been organised.

Sports include AFL, field and target archery, athletics, baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, cricket, dragon boats, futsal, golf, hockey, indoor netball, indoor rowing, judo, lawn bowls, motocross, netball, polocrosse, rowing, rugby league, rugby union, clay and pistol shooting, soccer, softball, squash, pool and open water swimming, taekwondo, tennis, tenpin, touch and water polo.

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