50 Years Strong

Di Kerr

Kiewa Sandy Creek is proud to celebrate the contributions of Di Kerr who has been involved in the local netball club for over 50 years.

Kerr began playing netball on dirt courts, becoming a member of the Kiewa Netball Club after starting out at Kiewa Valley Consolidated School.

The club was located behind the Kiewa Memorial Hall, now home to Murray Goulburn offices, and was part of the Tallangatta and District Netball.

In 1969, Kiewa Football Club amalgamated with Sandy Creek to become Kiewa Sandy Creek Football Club and the netballers followed some time later. The move to Coulston Park meant a grass court and later, the sharing of a plexipave court with the tennis club.

In 1980, the Tallangatta and District Netball Association joined with the Tallangatta and District Football League, which allowed for both football and netball to be played on Saturdays.

Kerr played in several premierships, winning the Kiewa Netball Club Best and Fairest Award five times in the 1970’s, as well as the Tallangatta and District Netball Association Best and Fairest Award twice and came runner-up three times.

Kerr was a member of the B Grade team that won 53 consecutive games and claimed premierships in 1993, 1994 and 1995.

While Kerr has retired from playing netball, she continues to umpire senior games and where necessary a few junior games each weekend.

In 1987, Kerr was made a Life Member of the Tallangatta and District Netball Association, with Kiewa Sandy Creek Football and Netball Club following suit in 1996.

She was Match Secretary for 26 years and is currently the President of the Kiewa Sandy Creek Football and Netball Club.

Netball Victoria and the Kiewa Sandy Creek Football and Netball Club acknowledge and thank you for your service to netball over the last 50 years.