Melbourne Cricket Ground - Netball takes over hallowed turf for shootout on Saturday
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Netball takes over hallowed turf for shootout on Saturday

May 27, 2011

Sharelle McMahonThe oval ball will be replaced by netballs at the MCG this Saturday as netball fans flock to the hallowed turf to participate in the finals of the “Great Netball Shootout”.

Temporary netball hoops will fill the stadium as entrants try to shoot as many goals as possible in one minute for the chance to win an amazing prize, cheered on by some of Australia’s most successful netballers.

Sponsored by UGL Rail & Infrastructure, the prizes include a unique rail component – a trip on the High Speed Train in Paris, a visit to the state-of-the-art rail train simulators in Hong Kong, and a trip for two on the Ghan across central Australia.

The competition has been running at the National Sports Museum in the Netball Interactive zone since October 2010, with over 100 entrants being selected to participate in the final round.

“The National Sports Museum is thrilled to celebrate the conclusion of this exciting competition,’ said NSM General Manager - Heritage and Tourism, Margaret Birtley.

“The chance to see the next generation of Australian netballer’s battle it out at the home of sport, the MCG, is a great way to celebrate our strong sporting traditions.”

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