SOME of the state's best netball players are set to pass on their knowledge during a weekend-long tour to Tamworth.
Arriving on Saturday, the team, including Tamworth local Brody-Blackett-Gregg, will play an exhibition game against a local men's side before hosting clinics on Sunday morning.
Team coach Mark Ireland told the Leader the trip was designed to help promote the game in regional areas.
"The number of male participants in netball is steadily growing," Ireland said.
"However, we often see a sharp drop off with men after the age of 12.
"That's why these sorts of visits are crucial to growing men's netball."
Saturday's exhibition game will also act as a warm up for the under-20 side, as they prepare for the national championships in April.
"What we want to show is that men's netball can really take you places," Ireland said.
"From these national championships, players will be selected for the Australian under-20 side, which will tour New Zealand later this year."
Ireland said he was hopeful of a "good turnout" over the weekend.
"We have got several players from regional areas of the state in the team and we would love to see that grow," he said.
"Hopefully we see plenty of people come along and see what it's about."
Saturday's action kicks off at 7pm at the Tamworth Sportsdome, followed by the clinics from 9am on Sunday.