Start Date: late January 2013
Rounds: 7 Rounds plus 2 weeks of finals
Structure: Open Division and 17/U Division
15/U Regional State League
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 in 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
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.
The Alberton Open team went on to win consecutive Premiers Challenge (winner of all RSL Open competitions across the state) and is a testament to the strength of the RSL comp in the Eastern region.
With the second highest team entry numbers across the state and two athletes from the Eastern RSL representing Victoria at the 2013 National Championships, the development of the RSL competition has shown it can provide a valuable pathway and is a tool for development of up and coming players, umpires and officials.
2014 Eastern Regional State League Results
Open – Alberton 55 def Mid Gippsland Green NA 28
Player of the Grand Final –
17 & Under – Alberton 43 def Gippsland League 36
Player of the Grand Final-
2014 Eastern Regional State League MVP
Open: Christie Hillberg (Alberton FNL)
17 & Under: Jayden Travis (Gippsland League)
2014 Eastern Regional State League Hot Shot
Open: Phoebe Escreet (North Gippsland FL)
17 & Under: Jayde Travis (Gippsland League)