A great time was had by all at the recent trip to Christchurch. The weather was good- and bad, but only affected one day's play. There were approximately 500 participants with a large contingent of Kempsey Akubras making the trip. Proceeding opened with the opening Ceremony and Parade of Nations followed by the cocktail party. Theme was Red and Black and the lady birds were out in force. first day's games following the night out, there were some tired players ready to head to the cot early that day. The picnic day at Hanmer Springs, lovely venue and sunny weather.  As usual the teams participated in "Strut Your Stuff". Our theme was how cricket is played, and with the Golden Oldies Cricket also involved with us this year, I think they learnt a thing or two. Proceedings wound up with a Finale Dinner with a Green theme. Guess what the team members wore. Great excitement when the Kempsey Akubras were announced the winners of the Strut Your Stuff. I'm sure Pam was looking down and proud of our effort as the team won there at their first Golden Oldies Festival in 1990. 

Start saving now for the next Golden Oldies World Festival to be held in Honolulu in 2020. Hopefully Information should be out early . Any players over the age of 35 years and interested in finding out more about Golden Oldies Netball are welcome to contact any of the members.

                                                                                                                 PARADE OF NATIONS AND OPENING COCKTAIL PARTY.
                                                                                                                                                      PICNIC DAY
                                                                           GAMES DAY
                                             CLOSING DINNER AND PRESENTATIONS
                                                                                                                                  STRUT YOUR STUFF WINNING SKIT.
                                     INTERNATIONAL UMPIRE DICKY BIRD                                                                         STREAKER
                                               BOWLED A MAIDEN OVER                                                        BALL TAMPERING
                                                  BOWLED MIDDLE  STUMP