The largest participation event on the Netball WA Calendar, the 2017 Smarter than Smoking Association Championships, has reached a near record number of young people with the message about the advantages of a non-smoking lifestyle.
Held at the Wembley Sports Park for the third consecutive year, the tournament attracted almost 270 teams from close to 40 netball associations across the State, with more than 13,000 people in attendance over the WA Day long weekend in June.
Netball WA CEO, Simon Taylor, said the Smarter than Smoking Association Championships continued to play an integral role in bringing the widespread West Australian netball community together.
“The Championships showcase the very best of our game, including the sense of friendship, fair play and community to which netball is intrinsically linked,” Taylor said.
Healthway’s Acting Executive Director, Maree De Lacey, said: “By working together, Netball WA and Healthway encourage young netballers and their families to incorporate healthy food and physical activity into their daily lives.
“Thanks to events such as this, the Smarter than Smoking message is now widely recognised throughout many junior sports including netball and highlights the association between sporting success, fitness and a smoke free lifestyle.”
To view all the highlights from the 2017 Smarter than Smoking Association Championships, visit Netball WA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/netballwa/