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Garfield Netball Club- Coaching applications open

The Garfield Netball Club is calling for applications for all netball grades for the 2020 season. Please find more information and the form to register on the below link.

Garfield Netball Club

Call for Umpires for VACSAL Carnival

Netball Victoria are looking for umpires to assist the VACSAL Senior Indigenous Carnival in Ballarat this year on the 12th & 13th of October. Please find details of the event below and click on the link to sign-up:

Event Details:
Saturday 12th October- INDOOR at Ballarat Sports Events Centre, Dowling St, Wendouree, 3352. Round Matches 11:00am-7:00pm (Half day option available)

Sunday 13th October- OUTSIDE at Marty Busch Reserve, Sebastopol 3356. Finals Matches 9:00am-3:00pm

Payment will be between $80 to $100 per day (amount determined by total number of umpires). Paid through NV payments within fortnight after the event.

For more information contact Maddie on 0488634345 or via email

The Solomon Family

It seems the Solomon family are a one-in-all-in family, with coach and player Alana Solomon lining up on court alongside her mum, her sisters, first cousins and niece down at Lindenow South in the Omeo District Football Netball League (ODFNL).

With a very netball orientated family, Solomon shared that “my mum has had our family at the netball courts for as long as I can remember. We started with NetSetGO and we all haven’t looked back since.”

“I took up my first coaching role around three years ago, and I really enjoy it. The girls love having me as a coach, I don’t know why,” Solomon humbly said.

Solomon coaches both the A and B grade teams at Lindenow South, with her sister Jenaya coaching the juniors. Last weekend, Lindenow suffered a one-point loss to rivals Buchan Football Netball Club (BFNC) in the junior semi-final.

“It was unfortunate to not come away with the win, however it was a really good effort for the team and was great to see my niece play in this game,” Solomon said.

For Solomon’s B grade team, who she coaches and occasionally plays for, the finals series was a different story, with the team remaining undefeated for the season and the past two years.

Proving the family environment stems across all divisions, Solomon has the unique opportunity to coach her mum.

“My mum, Christine, who is 51 years old plays in this team and is the goaler and they came away with an 11-point win in the grand final,” Solomon said.

Solomon, who also coaches her younger sister Nikita in the A grade team, said that it had been “a tough season because four of our players fell pregnant, but recruiting has never been an issue as I always encourage my extended family to play.”

Despite the struggles during the season, Lindenow South’s A grade team came away with a convincing win over BFNC.

With the Victorian Government’s, ‘Deadly Gippsland’ program in place, healthy lifestyles are promoted through social media to help engage Koorie communities and keep them up to date with events and sporting competitions.

Lindenow South is closely linked with Deadly Gippsland to help reduce the barrier in relation to access of community and sporting based information. The Koorie girls still face issues with transport to and from the courts, however they make it work.

“Between us all we carpool a fair bit. Mum always told us that there aren’t any barriers, if you want to play there’s nothing stopping us from playing.”

With a passion for netball, Solomon and her family have found netball provides major health benefits both on and off the court.

“We love it, it’s not just the physical side of things that we get out of it, it helps us mentally, especially with my sisters and I. I really enjoy making new friends and going to new clubs and playing in different leagues such as the ODFNL.”

Solomon like many within the Koorie community, works full time outside of netball with kids at schools to help keep them engaged and involved within the community, however definitely sees herself continuing netball for years to come.

“My mum is still playing at 51, so I want to try and beat her. I did say to her after the game, ‘rightio you’ve won a premiership, you can retire now’ and she looked at me, laughed and said ‘fat chance’.”

VACSAL Senior Footbal & Netball Carnival 2019

Please see the below link for information and to register:

East Gippsland Region State Titles

East Gippsland Netball Region have completed their trials for the upcoming State Titles competition. STO Fran Fitzsimon is happy with the intensity of team training sessions and the squads selected. As always in the regional areas, footy netball finals disrupt training schedules throughout the finals series. With the East Gippsland FNL Grand Final scheduled for this Saturday, the squads will be back on track and training as hard as ever in no time.

Congratulations to the following athletes for their selection:

17/U   Coach    Staci Scott

Macy Tatnell
Jenny Wrigglesworth
Keisha Jackson
Cleo Fox
Tyla Alvin
Olivia Barnett
Paris Dunkley
Tilley Gordyn
Ruby Dunkley
Isla Pearson
Emily Hall
Lara Van der Voort


15/U   Coaches    Jae Evans & Kylie James

Charlotte Ronchi
Stella Fitzsimon
Lilli Stobie
Indigo Waugh
Maya Bown
Ruby Timms
Abbey Bills
Lily Corcoran
Emily Williams
Isla McCarthy
Lucy Best
Tess Hansford


Latrobe Valley Region State Titles

The Latrobe Valley Netball Region have selected their teams to compete at the State Titles event for 2019. Whilst numbers varied amongst the age groups, STO Luana Brock is happy with the calibre and looking forward to seeing the athletes grow throughout the tournament and lead up. The region is fielding teams in the 15 under female, 17 under female and All Abilities sections. Congratulations athletes!

Under 15 Female:

Co-Coaches: Roger Palmer and Hannah Russell

Holly Stephens
Emilie Jones
Tyneal O’Dwyer
Mia Chandler
Sasha Williams
Kasey Gambetta
Tiarnee Browney
Antonia McFarlane
Sienna  Green
Sienna Blair
Hayley Stoddart


Under 17 female:

Coach: Yvonne Porter

Assistant Coach: Maddy Caddy

Team Manager: Madi Louden

Emma White
Stephanie Lee
Mikaeli Hilliar
Laini Galea
Harriet Louden
Taylah Buckley
Georgia Tymensen
Charlie Brewis
Ella Gown
Madison Mullen
Paris Smith


All Abilities- Championship

Coach: Janet Parker

Ayla Saul
Daniel McCafee
Sue Hoskins
Courtney Drake
Dion Rowbottom
Paul Van Dord
Jaliya Duggan
Penni Mitchell


All Abilities- Reserve

Coach: Renee Chappell

Coby Saul
Taylor Lowrie
James McDonald
Tempaney Dawson
Ben Ward
Lara Gair
Paige Middleton-Ross
Glenn Van Dord

Woolworths Club Visits

It’s not too late for Woolworths to come to your club! See the link below for more information.

Woolworths Club Visits and Clinics

VACSAL Junior Football & Netball Carnival

Locals shine at VNL Awards Night

Congratulations for the following athletes from the Eastern Region, who won awards at the BUPA Victorian Netball League Awards Night. These young women are a testament to the level of competition that we have within our region and we are incredibly proud to see them achieve the heights of such awards.

Division One Team of the Year:

Daisy Hill

Jasmine Ferguson

Under 19 Team of the Year:

Jasmin Mackie

Emma Allman

Further congratulations to Jasmin Mackie for being awarded the Hot Shot award for the under 19’s and to Emma Allman and Jasmine Ferguson, who both finished top 3 in their respective divisions for the Most Valuable Player.

Leadership and Game Development Conference

A unique professional development opportunity for the Victorian netball community with world class coaches & umpires as speakers and presenters to inspire you and to stimulate new ideas.

For the first time, Netball Vic are pleased to provide a club development stream presented by experienced sports administrators within the industry.

There are practical seminars and chances to network and share learnings and experiences.

A major highlight of the conference will be our key note speakers Samsung Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander and Peggy O’Neal.

The conference offers a diverse curriculum which is relevant to coaches and umpires of all levels and accreditation and you will have the opportunity to move between streams based on your interests and identified areas for personal growth. There are three streams for you to attend with coaching offering 2 stream options:
1. Coaching (Steam 1 – Grassroots, Stream 2 – Pathways)
2. Umpiring
3. Club Development

At Netball Victoria, we are committed to assisting your continued development and professional growth and we are thrilled that you have chosen this conference as a way of developing and enhancing your skills. 

Click here to register.

Gippsland Region State Titles

Congratulations for the following athletes who have been successful in making the Gippsland Region State Titles teams. STO Leonnie McCluskey was impressed with the numbers of athletes at trials and the wide spread locations they came from. Gippsland region covers a wide area, with athletes from as far as Sale and Morwell attending. The region is fielding three teams this year; under 15 female, under 17 female and under 15 mixed.





























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Locals make Victorian All Abilities Team

Congratulations to Brooke Baker and Erin Munckton (both of Drouin & District Netball Association All Abilities) for their selection in the Victorian All Abilities team for the 2019 Marie Little OAM Shield. The competition details will be released in the coming weeks by Netball Australia and we wish Brooke and Erin the very best on their netball journey!

Association Championships Finals Day

Sunday 23rd June saw the best leagues and associations from around Victoria come together for the Association Championships- Finals Day. A record 51 teams competed in the Eastern Region qualifying day, across 14 different leagues and associations. Those who played in the Grand Finals in the Championship divisions were invited to play the winners and runners up from the other regions across Victoria. Open teams automatically progressed to Finals Day.

Representing Eastern Zone were:

Under 13: Gippsland League & Sale Netball Association

Under 15: Gippsland League & Ellinbank & District Netball Association

Under 17: Gippsland League & North Gippsland Football Netball League

Open: West Gippsland Football Netball League

Held in Frankston, the day was a little chilly for the athletes and spectators. The fog didn’t lift until play was well and truly underway, but you wouldn’t know it from the intensity and speed at which the matches were played. All our teams represented our region with passion and should be incredibly proud of their performances. Three of our seven teams played in the Semi or Preliminary Finals (Gippsland 13’s- Prelim, Gippsland 15’s- Semi and North Gippsland 17’s- Semi).

Association Championships are an integral part of the Netball Victoria Athlete Pathway. For more information on the official athlete pathway, please see the below links:

2018 State Titles Results

Netball Victoria had their annual State Titles held this year, at the Shepparton Netball Association.

We would like to congratulate all teams that competed and the 15/U East Gippsland team for getting into their first grand final at State Titles! Read more about the weekend here.




Judi Buhagiar – Eastern Region Manager
(03) 4120 0492

0427 401 747

Yvonne Porter – Eastern Region Coordinator
(03) 4120 0492

0400 339 950