About BUPA VNL
Boasting the title of the premier netball competition in Victoria, the Bupa Victorian Netball League is a crucial step in the Netball Victoria pathway, encompassing high level athletes, coaches, umpires and officials.
In 2019, the competition saw many nationally acclaimed netballers involved, including 29 Deakin University Australian Netball League players, 12 Suncorp Super Netball training partners.
As well as developing athletes, the Bupa VNL also prides itself on developing some of Australia’s best coaches, umpires and officials. Highlighting the importance of the Bupa VNL in the pathway, officials achieved the following appointments in 2019:
Coaches: two Bupa VNL head coaches were in assistant coaching roles at SSN clubs, two coaches in the DUANL, and two State Team head coaches.
Umpires: five SSN contracted umpires, one Netball Australia Emerging Talent umpire, and three National Championships umpires officiated Bupa VNL matches.
Bench Officials: nine bench officials received their State Accreditation with 15 officiating DUANL matches and nine officiating SSN matches.
With 15 games a round encompassing 10 clubs across three divisions (Championship, Division 1 and 19 & Under), the Bupa VNL continues to be a pivotal competition in the Netball Victoria pathway.