Kiama netball enthusiasts are counting on newfound financial support to boost their chances of travelling to the State Titles later this year.

Kiama Netball Association President Michelle Gregory has seen the competition grow significantly over the past few seasons, with 900 members on the books.

Ms Gregory said ongoing maintenance needs and operational fees remain major costs.

“At the moment one of the biggest funding things is to try and resurface our netball courts because they’re getting a little bit old and damaged,” Ms Gregory said.

“Our members pay their membership fees but there are always additional things.

“Any form of funding helps us.”

Ms Gregory said the extension of funding from Greater Bank would greatly assist the association’s trip to NSW State Titles in the coming months.

“We’ve got three teams for the Senior State Titles in June and then two teams for the Junior State Titles in July,” Ms Gregory said.

“We are using the funding directly for that this year, so it just meant we could reduce how much it cost our families.

“There’s accommodation, carnival entry fees, buses all those sorts of things they need to pay for, so that funding means we didn’t need to pass all that onto the girls.”

The Kiama Netball Association said it’s proud to be able to represent the Kiamna community with the support of local organisations.

“Be it a charity event or something else the players love to be involved and do things with their netball friends that isn’t just netball,” Ms Gregory.