Netball season kicks off

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The Geraldine Hodgson tournament is on, marking the start of Nelson Netball Centre’s 2016 season.

The tournament is the first hit, a big weekend of netball with 54 teams spread throughout five senior grades as well as intermediate and collegiate grades.

Each team will play three pool games today at the Saxton Stadium before going into cross-overs on Sunday.

Six of the eight Premier teams have entered, with only Richmond and Suburban absent. Waimea College A will be keen to test themselves in the elite grade having gained promotion.

Prices Pharmacy A look to be contenders as a top qualifier in one section, while Jacks OPD look likely in the second. A new club has been formed by Marist and their Black team will foot it in the A grade which will provide a challenge for them.

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