Dubbo Netball Association president Karen Weekes overjoyed to see so many youngsters meeting NSW Swifts

ALL SMILES: Maya Hyde and Mia Richardson pose for a photo with NSW Swift Maddy Turner after getting an autograph. Photos: BELINDA SOOLE
ALL SMILES: Maya Hyde and Mia Richardson pose for a photo with NSW Swift Maddy Turner after getting an autograph. Photos: BELINDA SOOLE

Dubbo Netball Association president Karen Weekes felt Thursday’s visit from the NSW Swifts can only do good things for the game in the local region.

A huge number of fans and young players turned out at Taronga Western Plains Zoo to meet and take countless photos with the Suncorp Super Netball side, which stopped in as part of a regional tour.

“It just adds more and promotes such a healthy outlook on life and for kids here to see what they can aspire to if they have the lifestyle and work hard, I think that’s great,” she said.

A long line of cars had formed prior to the zoo opening it’s gates while a number of school classes came out for the morning, with both teachers and students keen to get an autograph or photo.

Weekes was also delighted to say there were a number of adult fans, as well as all the youngsters, who were lining up for autographs and photos with the stars.

“I think there will be a fair few Swifts fans after today,” she added.

“The Swifts girls have been fantastic and have just shown so much interest in what’s going on so it’s all been great.”