Record-breaking attendance expected at VACSAL carnival


Netball Victoria and AFL Victoria are expecting record-breaking attendance at this year’s Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Ltd (VACSAL) tournament on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September.

The VACSAL carnival will be held in Ballarat and provide opportunities for young netball and football players to participate in friendly competition in a healthy and safe environment.

More than 700 Indigenous and Torres Strait Island athletes participated in 2014, resulting in a deadly competition that was deemed integral in the development of Indigenous football and netball.

Neville Jetta and Jay Kennedy-Harris from the Melbourne Football Club will be joined by Western Bulldog Brett Goodes, and Kate Moloney from the Melbourne Vixens to provide advice for aspiring footballers and netballers competing in the VACSAL tournament.

Netball Victoria Community Development Manager Cassandra Hadson believes this year will be bigger and better than ever.

“Netball Victoria have been partnering with VACSAL for several years to deliver this fantastic event,” Hadson said.

“This carnival provides a opportunity for communities from all parts of Victoria to come together and play netball, but the event is more than just netball, it’s a chance for communities to gather with each other and learn from one another”.

The VACSAL tournament brings everyone together, promoting cultural ties, family participation and healthy lifestyle.


Melbourne Vixens player appearance

Who:  Melbourne Vixen Kate Moloney

Date and Time: Friday 25th September; 10am-11am

Where: Ballarat Netball Centre, Llamberris, corner of Barkley and Eureka Streets, Ballarat