Latest Region News

Geelong English Language Centre - Introduction to Netball Program

Almost 100 students from the Geelong English Language Centre participated in an Introduction to Netball program.

Students learnt the basic skills of netball and developed an understanding of the game. The program concluded with a Gala Day where everyone took part in a series of skill activities and round robin matches.

“This was a great way to encourage students to give netball a go, to learn the skills and then put them into practice.”

“The program went really well and the students all had a great time. Even the very new Geelong English Language Centre students were included and had a fun introduction to netball.”

Yannanayowoit Dullallally Football Netball Carnival

The Ballarat & District Aboriginal Cooperative together with the NAIDOC Sports Committee delivered the 2017 Statewide Koori Football and Netball carnival last month. The Football and Netball Carnival has grown into an important platform for promoting a holistic approach health and well-being among Aboriginal Victorians. This carnival brought together all of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from across Victoria to strengthen and renew relationships. 

Forty six netball teams participated in the 2017 Carnival. More than 1,500 football and netball competitors, and 3,500 spectators flocked to competition venues in the Ballarat sports precinct.

The carnival also included activities for families and children including Indigenous hip hop, live entertainment on the stage, football themed inflatables, face painting, local artists and more.

Barwon Respect Cup

Over 100 Year 9 students from nine high schools competed in the fifth annual Barwon Respect Cup – an interschool netball competition to raise awareness of Violence Against Women.

Mel Taylor, Netball Victoria’s Western Region Manager said the focus of the round robin netball tournament was to promote positive, healthy relationships.

“It’s great that Netball Victoria can be involved in raising awareness of an issue that has such a big impact on the community.  These schools are really excited to come together and take part in the Barwon Respect Cup.

Geelong High took out the Barwon Respect Cup for the second year running.

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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Get Involved

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.


Melanie Taylor – Western Region Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (03) 5222 7543