Netball Victoria Competitions Rules and Regulations
Netball Victoria exists to enrich Victorian Communities through the sport of Netball. Our vision is more people involved in netball more often.
Through competitions Netball Victoria’s goals of; increasing participation; building capacity, people and places; and growing the support for netball can be achieved.
Netball Victoria will support participation of all groups and populations including; girls, boys, women, aged, indigenous, disabled, and culturally and linguistically diverse. All competitions will provide a welcome environment and create awareness around cultural views and barriers.
The Victorian Netball League is considered the premier state league netball competition across the country.
A revamped version of the previously named Regional State League, the Regional Victorian Netball League was announced in late 2015 and is closely aligned with the Victorian Netball League as a way to ensure that individuals can progress through the Netball Victoria pathways without the barrier of travelling to Melbourne.
The RSL was established in 2007, and with the new RVNL it will maintain a similar format consisting of two divisions – Open Division and 17/U Division. The concept recognises the changing demands on our players, coaches, officials and administrators – school, university, work and other netball commitments – and balances this with our responsibility to develop pathways for netball participants across Victoria.
The Netball Victoria Association Championships will be entering their 18th year of competition in 2017 and provide Victoria’s 220 plus Associations an opportunity to compete in 13/U, 15/U, 17/U and Open Divisions.
The Association Championships are a crucial part of the Netball Victoria talent pathway, with talent ID staff working to identify athletes, umpires and coaches at all tournament days.
The Netball Victoria State Titles provide a fantastic opportunity for all 19 regions in Victoria to come together and compete in 15/Under, 17/Under, Open and All Abilities netball divisions.
The weekend competition not only brings quality players, coaches and umpires from all areas across the state but is recognised as an invaluable development tool and promotes a structured pathway for those playing netball in Victoria.
The Netball Victoria Schools Championships are one of the largest netball tournaments conducted in Australia and attracts Government, Catholic and Independent school teams from around the state.
Teams play in a round robin format across multiple preliminary days across Victoria with the top teams advancing through to the finals day at the State Netball Hockey Centre. For more information on the 2016 Schools Championships click here.
Parkville Netball aims to deliver competitions and programs to suit all levels of netball participation in a friendly and professional environment. It is recognised as the largest domestic netball competition in Victoria with 500 teams and 5000 players participating each week over the course of the year.
The Western Netball competition encompasses junior grades as well as open grades for competitive, social and mixed teams. Western Netball allows for progression from current ANZ NetSetGO programs. In addition to this the competition will host new products and programs, coaching and umpiring courses as well as clinics during the school holidays.
Netball Victoria is very proud to continue its long term partnership with Victorian WorkCover Authority through the Victorian WorkCover Authority Country Netball League – with 2015 being the eleventh year of the partnership. The message of workplace safety is particularly important in these regional areas where the prevalence of workplace injury and death is far too high.
Focusing on participation and the social aspects of netball, our Masters Competition is open to all players aged 30 and over of any netball standard.
The Victorian Men’s and Mixed Netball League formed in 1985 and competed in the Open Men’s division at the inaugural Men’s Netball National Championships.
For more information please visit the Victorian Men’s and Mixed Netball League