Boasting the title of the premier netball competition in Victoria, the Bupa VNL is a crucial step in the Netball Victoria pathway, encompassing high level athletes, coaches, umpires and officials.
In 2018, the competition saw many nationally acclaimed netballers involved, including 25 Deakin University Australian Netball League players, 11 Suncorp Super Netball training partners, and five Suncorp Super Netball players, including Renae Ingles in her triumphant return to the sport.
As well as developing athletes, the Bupa VNL also prides itself on developing some of Australia’s best coaches, umpires and officials. After developing his craft through the VNL, Tim Marshall was awarded his AA umpiring badge and umpired his first Super Netball game in 2018. Geelong Cougars coach, Gerard Murphy, also took his netball to the next level, receiving his High Performance coaching accreditation, the highest coaching accreditation in Australia, highlighting just a couple of the many achievements of the Bupa VNL’s officials.
Interest in the Bupa VNL continues to grow with a growth in finals attendance and a live stream of the 2018 Bupa VNL grand finals.
2019 Bupa VNL Trials
With the 2018 season finished, preparations are now beginning for the 2019 Bupa VNL season.
Click here to view the calendar of upcoming trial dates.
Click here for more details on trials and how to register.
2019 Bupa VNL Signings
Click here to view the 2019 club lists.
Watch the 2018 Bupa VNL matches.
Netball Victoria is excited to announce the 10 clubs who have received received licenses to play in the Bupa Victorian Netball League (VNL) from 2019-2023:
City West Falcons
Casey Demons (new in 2019)
DC North East Blaze
Melbourne University Lightning
Wilson Storage Southern Saints