Central Highlands Regional State League
2015 Competition Details
Venue: Ballarat Netball Association, Llanberris
Start Date: February 2015 TBC
Finish Date: March 2015 TBC
Rounds: 6 Rounds plus 2 weeks of finals
Timing: 1 hour matches, Friday nights
Structure: Open Division and 17/U Division
Netball Victoria are working with local associations to establish a 15/U Regional State League competition in the region. The 15/U competition will provide a pathway opportunity for younger athletes across the region and will feed into the existing RSL structure to further enhance and grow the competition.
RSL provides local umpires with a pathway opportunity for any C & B badged umpires to continue their development and gain selection ni camps or squads. All umpires are given coaching and mentoring each week by Netball Victoria appointed staff, with umpires having the opportunity to be selected to officiate at Hisense Arena for the Premiers Challenge.
Coach Mentor Program
Clubs are able to nominate one of their coaches for this free program. Netball Victoria select a coach mentor for the identified coaches who will provide guidance and mentoring during the RSL season.
Talent Identification [TID]
Selectors will be attending the RSL comp looking to identify athletes to be involved in other pathway programs such as Victorian State teams, the Devine Victorian Netball League and the Australian Netball League
Introduced to the Regional State League format in 2013, the Central Highlands competition was well received by all teams that participated. Netball Victoria are looking to increase the number of entries for the 2014 season with Riddles Creek already coming on board as a new team in both divisions.
The Ballarat Football Netball League were runners up in the Premiers Challenge in 2013 and 2014, just losing out to the Eastern RSL winners Alberton, proving there is extensive netball talent in Ballarat.
The RSL concept recognises the changing demands on our players, coaches, officials and administrators – school, university, work and other netball commitments – and balances this with our responsibility to develop pathways for netball participants across Victoria regardless of where they live.
Players are provided with an opportunity to play with and against the best talent from their region without the barriers of traveling to Melbourne.
Coaches are offered the opportunity to be mentored by high performance coaches throughout the season providing invaluable advice and support, whilst C Badged umpires are provided with essential mentoring and coaching throughout the season to work toward achieving a B Badge accreditation.
Open – Ballarat FNL def Riddell FNC
Player of the Grand Final: Stacey McCartin (BFL)
17 & Under – Ballarat 55 def Eureka 48
Player of the Grand Final: Elonie Hooper (BFL)
2014 Central Highlands RSL MVP
Open: Stacey McCartin (BFL)
17 & Under: Elonie Hooper (BFL) & Ailish McCormack (RDFNL)
2014 Central Highlands RSL Hot Shot Winner
Open: Rachel Phelan (MDFNC)
17 & Under: Chloe Muelenmeesters (RDFNL)