Netball Victoria linking with Victoria University to grow Western Netball

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Netball Victoria and major partner Victoria University are pleased to announce a five year tenancy agreement at the Victoria University Community Sports Stadium. Located at Victoria University Whitten Oval in West Footscray, the brand new four-court stadium will provide a home for Western Netball.

The Western Netball competition will commence in February 2015 and will encompass junior grades as well as open grades for competitive, social and mixed teams.

Western Netball will create a Tuesday night competition to allow for progression from current ANZ NetSetGO programs. In addition to this, Western Netball will host new products and programs, coaching and umpiring courses as well as clinics during the school holidays.

Netball Victoria CEO Michelle Plane said that the partnership agreement provides a great opportunity for Netball Victoria to have a presence in the rapidly growing western suburbs.

“Netball Victoria is excited to grow this initiative with our partners at Victoria University and implement Western Netball to provide more opportunities for more people to enjoy netball,” Ms Plane said.

“We have identified the need for more netball programs in this area and with a competition that services junior and open grades, we feel like the Western Netball can only continue to grow and help bring the community together.”

Victoria University Industry, Community and Sport Engagement Pro Vice-Chancellor Michelle Towstoless said, “Victoria University is pleased to be part of Netball Victoria’s exciting new program, Western Netball, that will bring premier netball competition at a range of levels to Melbourne’s West from February 2015.”

“Western Netball will use the four-court VU Community Stadium, a facility built to improve the sporting opportunities for Melbourne’s West, owned by the AFL team – Western Bulldogs – and currently managed by VU,” Ms Towstoless said.

“Victoria University, a current partner of the Melbourne Vixens, has a proud tradition of supporting netball.”

For more information please contact Netball Victoria Programs Development Manager Stacey O’Neill at stacey.o’[email protected] or 9321 2271.