The host venues for the 2017 Netball Victoria Association Championships, proudly presented by Lumo Energy and WM Loud, have been announced! With seven new associations across Victoria selected for this year’s tournament.
This year as part of the Association Championships tournament some of the best young netball talent, from associations and leagues right across the state, will battle it out at their selected regional location.
The 2017 host associations are as follows: Traralgon Netball Association (Eastern Region); Wyndham Netball Association (Central West Region); Echuca Netball Association (Northern Region); Frankston & District Netball Association (13/U Central East Region); Warrnambool City Netball Association (Western Region); Albury Netball Association (North East); Knox City Council Netball Association (15/U & 17/U Central East Region).
Netball Victoria, Chief Executive Officer, Rosie King said the annual tournament is a vital part of the Netball Victoria pathway
“The Netball Victoria Association Championships tournament is a vital part of our athlete development pathway,” said King.
“At each location talent scouts watch those participating in the 15-and-under and 17-and-under age groups, with a view to invite selected talent to Zone Academy and State Team screening days.”
“There are numerous past and present Melbourne Vixens, who have participated and been recognised through Association Championships, including Emma Ryde and Chloe Watson, so I’d encourage associations and leagues with budding young netballers to join the tournament. Registrations are now open – visit vic.netball.com.au to find out more,” said King.
The Association Championships tournament includes three junior age groups 13-and-under, 15-and-under and 17-and-under, and an Open division. Each of the three junior age group categories is separated into two divisions. The ‘Reserve Division’ is focused on development and participation, whilst the ‘Championship Division’ will progress to the Finals Day, which will be held on Sunday 25 June 2017 at the State Netball Hockey Centre. The Open division goes straight through to the Finals Day to compete.
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“In 2016 more than 360 teams from 106 associations/leagues took part in this standout tournament and in 2017 we’d love to see even more talented young netballers participating,” said King.
The Netball Victoria Association Championships is proudly presented by Lumo Energy and WM Loud.
For further details around host locations, competition dates and registrations visit: vic.netball.com.au/get-involved/pathway/association-champs