“Our club began when the men on the committee of Berowra Soccer Club asked Mrs Joan Olson to ‘do something for the girls’.
Up to this time the boys had both cricket and soccer. There was only social tennis played on private courts. If you wanted to join the Brownies you travelled to Hornsby.
Mrs Olson had played Women’s Basketball at school in Invercargill, New Zealand, so Women’s Basketball it was.
The Soccer Club provided the back bone of the ‘club’ for quite a few years. Mrs Olson attended meetings and finances were the Soccer Club’s.”
Thank you to Mrs Jenny Bentley nee Olson for access to records, photos, memorabilia and display items from Berowra Netball Club. Thank you also to members of the first two Berowra Netball teams for their memories drawn from their club’s 50th anniversary display items and shared above.