Century up for Sale City servant
Could you say that you have done something exactly 100 times?
Abbey Kinnish can, after playing her 100th game of senior netball for Sale City Football-Netball Club against Yarram last Saturday.
“It’s taken me five and a half years, but we finally got there,” Kinnish said.
Introduced to netball at a young age, it wasn’t until Kinnish finished university that she began ‘football league’ netball with Sale City in 2016.
“I have always loved and played netball,” Kinnish said.
“But due to work commitments in my teenage years, I couldn’t play netball on the weekends.”
Growing up, Kinnish’s parents were players and active members of Sale City FNC, so upon her return home from university, there was no other option for this eager netball player.
“Both my parents played at Sale City when I was growing up,” Kinnish said.
“I just love the atmosphere at Sale City; everyone is very welcoming, whatever your skill level or experience.
“The girls are so friendly, the coaches, the managers, everyone behind the scenes are amazing.
“It is a great club to be a part of.”
In her position as a defender, Kinnish has played a crucial role in Sale City’s three consecutive D Grade premierships in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
In her first year back in D Grade following a two-year stint in C Grade, Kinnish is hopeful the D Grade Bulldogs will take out yet another premiership in the North Gippsland Football Netball League.
Currently, the Sale City D Grade netball team is undefeated.
“We will definitely make the finals,” Kinnish said.
“We are undefeated and are first on the ladder, and I really do hope we win another premiership this year and make it five-in-a-row for Sale City D Grade netball.”
With her love for the game of netball as strong as ever, Kinnish is now setting her sights on 200 games for Sale City.
“I hope to get to 200 games,” she said.
“Who knows? I guess we will find out in another five years, but I really hope so.”