Latest Region News

Updates to Rules of Netball

The International Netball Federation has announced the latest update of its rules of the game. Together with the Member Organisations, they will be implementing the new updates from 1 January 2018.

The updates are not new rules, but small amendments. They include new definitions, sanctions, a new caution signal, change of wording and a change to suspension periods.

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Reducing Junk Food Sponsorship in Sport - Call for expressions of interest

VicHealth, in partnership with LaTrobe University Centre for Sport and Social Impact, want to work with three sporting organisations who operate in Victoria and who do not currently accept sponsorship from junk food companies.

With each sporting organisation, the aim is to collect information about the rationale, process, benefits and challenges experienced by adopting a junk food free sponsorship policy.

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Outstanding Contribution to Coaching

Congratulations Yvonne Porter, Ellinbank & District Netball Association for winning the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to Coaching award at the Netball Victoria Community Awards.

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Eastern Zone Premier Netball Competition

In 2018 Eastern Zone Premier Netball Competition will begin in Sale and Churchill. Within this competition the most promising players, umpires, and coaches from across the region will come together to participate in an elite, high-quality competition.

Talented netball players will have the chance to be selected in their association’s representative team, at the U/15, U/17 or Open level. The aim of this competition is to connect the gap between grassroots netball and representative level netball.

Details of the registration process will be provided shortly. Alternatively, if you would like more information regarding the competition, please contact:

15/U                    Sam McKay – [email protected]
17/U & Open     Luana Brock – [email protected]

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Beach Netball is back!
Registration are now open for Lakes Entrance Beach Netball 2018.
Date:  20 – 21 January 2018
Cost: $90 per team
Early Bird Discount: $75 per team (ends 1 December )
Entries Close: 12 January 2018
*Participants must be aged 16 years or over.

Register now


Become a Rock Up Netball Licence Holder
Want to offer fun and social netball to your community? Become a Rock Up Netball Licensee! Rock Up Netball is a relaxed format of playing netball with programs including Train, Play Festivals and Social Competitions. As a Netball Victoria affiliate, you will receive all the resources to market the program, equipment kit and boost participation.

To find out more, visit the Rock Up Netball website.


Spice up your pre-season – Fast5 Netball has launched!
Fast5 Netball has arrived in Victoria! What better way to kick start your preseason then offering Fast5 to your community. It’s fast, fun and a whole new kind of netball with five players-a-side, rolling substitutions and powerplays!

Find out how you can offer Fast5 in your area.


Book a Netacise session for your Association or Club
The time is now to spark up your preseason by offering Netacise! Netacise focuses on the core components of netball including speed and agility, strength, power and netball fitness!

To give your association or club the edge, visit the Netacise website.


Umpire Mentor Opportunity
Churchill Indoor Netball Association (CINA) is looking for an experienced badged umpire to assist with the development of up and coming umpires preparing for their C Badge in 2018.

If interested, please contact Umpire Coordinator Tracey Anderson – 0408 038 769.


Coaches wanted
Devon Welshpool Won Wron Woodside Football Netball Club are currently undergoing a rebuild stage, with a commitment to building towards a strong future. In order to strive for success, they are currently looking for skilful coaches to assist in the development of their netball players.

To find out more, please contact Junior Vice President, Kirsty O’Keefe on 0409 929 923.



Judi Buhagiar – Eastern Region Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (03) 5134 1705