Berowra Netball Club Part 2 – Our First Court

Jenny Bentley (nee Olson) UmpireJenny Bentley (nee Olson), seen as an umpire on a well kept court

Our first court was scratched out with a stick each time we wished to practise. It was in the grounds of Berowra Public School. The grass (very tufty) was, more times than not, long. The measurements were made with a tape or paced out. Many times team members didn’t meet at the corners.

The adjacent property in Hillcrest Road ran a small number of cattle which had the run of the school grounds. There were no fences, often their visiting cards had to be cleared from the court.

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 the members of the first two Berowra Netball teams for their memories drawn from their club’s 50th anniversary (2010) display items and quoted above.

Ann

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