Dulcie Stark’s beloved dream has entered a new era.
The Knapdale Netball Club, which Stark founded, celebrated 50 years at the Gore Town and Country Club at the weekend.
Stark created the club in 1969 and was heavily involved during the festivities.
Club president Jodie Green said Stark gave speeches throughout the night and was instrumental in getting the club to where it is.
“She gets so much joy in seeing the club coming together. We’re very proud of this club and it’s all down to her,” Green said.
“We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her.”
“It’s always so nice to see her on Saturdays down at the courts watching every game – she’s an amazing lady.”
More than 100 members attended the formal dinner on Saturday which included decade photos and a prizegiving.
There was a display of the Knapdale uniforms from 1969 right through to the premier and men’s strip worn this season.
A family day took place on Sunday where games of walking netball with the new and older players took place. Stark took the first centre pass and stayed on to play the entire game.
“It was a great time. Her daughters were there and past members came through and played some of the games, which was pretty cool.”
The weekend was the perfect way to celebrate the success of the club throughout the years.
“It was just an enjoyable time celebrating the season and everyone had a really fun time,” Green said.
Knapdale life member and premier coach Margie Halford said it was a fantastic weekend to celebrate the club. “The committee is really pleased with how well it was supported.