Netball NT | LPG Grant Winner

Meet the Northern Territory winner of our Origin LPG sports grant competition.

The tucker you get from the canteen at your local sports club is always the stuff of childhood memories. Meat pies, sausage rolls, jam doughnuts – and who can resist that old favourite, hot chips? 

Not the players at Netball NT, that’s for sure. The chips which are served up at their Darwin netball courts have become a signature item on the menu.

And the secret is all in the cooking. Triple fried with lashings of chicken salt… while not exactly pulled from the pages of a health food cookbook, it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

Of course, the canteen catering isn’t the only thing which gives Netball NT its community feel. 

The organisation’s focus is on providing a supportive and friendly environment for all its members. That’s something we got to witness first-hand when we filmed the players for our national TV commercial.

It’s also a quality which caught our eye when awarding our $10,000 LPG sports grants.

Netball NT applied for a grant to help fund the first-ever team from the territory to participate in the Marie Little OAM Shield (MLS).

The MLS, which will be hosted in Perth from 1 to 3 September, provides an opportunity for netball players with an intellectual disability to compete at a national tournament in a welcoming and inclusive environment. 

“We will be sending a team of ten players, coaches and support staff to this event for the first time, and this grant money from Origin LPG will help us ease the cost for the athletes participating,” said Shelley Haynes, Executive Officer, Netball NT. 

“This grant means that we can provide the opportunity for more players to participate and not just those who can afford to pay the associated costs.”

It was this proposal, coupled with Netball NT’s strong regional presence, which won the club $10,000.

The not-for-profit organisation manages and promotes netball across the territory, with associations in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Gove and Alice Springs. 

2017 is a particularly important year for the organisation, which is marking its 40th anniversary.

And we know just the thing to celebrate with – a bulk order of those famous hot chips!

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