Ballarat Pride netballers give to 3BA Christmas appeal

GIVING a little bit more at training each week, besides sweat and determination, added up more than Ballarat Pride netballers ever thought.

Players emptied their loose change each session and donated the odd gift in the hope of giving back a little to the community this Christmas. They were surprised to have tallied almost $400. A shopping spree for non-perishable items yielded enough supplies to make four full hampers for the 3BA Christmas Appeal. UB Pride spokesman Jordan O’Keefe said the club enjoyed a chance to help spread some festive cheer.

“It’s about Pride wanting to get more involved in the community,” Mr O’Keefe said.

“Each week at training we collected what the squad had and the amount of money we raised was a lot more than we thought.”

Pride pre-season training broke for the Christmas break after a final session yesterday afternoon.

Players are assigned individual training programs for the holiday break to ensure they are fit and ready for the start of Victorian Netball League competition in February.