Start starching your pleated skirt now and get ready for the annual Surry Hills Snakes netball carnival.

Boys and girls, diehard fanatics and people who haven’t played since they were in grade school are all welcome to come join in a friendly series of mixed netball, on 25 May at Moore Park from 10am.

It’s an annual event that’s really a way of welcoming new members as well as fostering a sense of team spirit, Snakes committee member Brad Smith said.

Last year the day managed to attract enough people to allow for the formation of eight teams, and this year they’re wanting it to be even bigger.

We really encourage anyone, whether they’ve played or not, to come along, Smith said.

It’s not about winning, it’s about getting into the spirit. So even if you can’t catch a ball you can still get on the court.

People can turn up on the day and if they’ve rounded up seven friends then they can have their own team, or you can just turn up as an individual and put your hand up and we’ll put you in a team.

The great thing about the Snakes, for anyone who might be considering joining but who might be a bit nervous, is that it really is a welcoming club that’s great to be a part of.

The netball carnival starts at 10am 25 May at Moore Park (cnr Anzac Pde and Lang Rd). Registration for members is $30, non-members $40 and for a team of seven, $270. To register or for more information head to

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