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600 Game Milestone - Kelli Halden

Kelli Halden chalks up another milestone for her beloved Tallygaroopna this weekend playing her 600th game for the club, where she remains the highest games holder at the club by 100 games and as such the only player to have ever reached such a feat.

Current B Grade Playing coach, Kelli has been with the club since 1987 and when she steps on the court will have played 396 A Grade and 203* B grade games.

In her 600-game career, she has three Premierships under her belt as coach with one of those as playing coach of the 2008 A Grade Flag where they finished as premiers & champions and also first A Grade premiership in Tally’s History.

She has coached 16 different teams across 4 grades, has won 13 club best and fairest along the way and filled in numerous committee positions across the years.

Kelli Halden nee Hosie has a long family history at the club, both parents’ also being life members of the club and also having played alongside Aunties, sisters, nieces, cousins etc. as well as this year getting the opportunity to play an A Grade game with her eldest daughter Cienna, while her youngest Marlee has joined the netball ranks in the 13 & Under age group this year.

She is not only a life member of the club which she was awarded in 1999, she is also a life member of the Kyabram District Football Netball League for her service on the KDL Board and within the league.

Kelli is an integral part of the club Tallygaroopna in its present but also its history and we wish her all the best in her 600th game.

NAIDOC Week 2019

Last week we celebrated NAIDOC week and took part in a couple of special events ran in the region.


We went to the celebrations in Maryborough at Princes Park and we had a netball game and clinic. Well done to all participants and umpires who took part on the day and to Anglicare for all their work done on the day and prior to the event.


Bendigo Children’s Day

We also had lots of fun when we attended the 2019 NAIDOC Week Children’s Day in Bendigo. We had our goal scoring inflatable up with hundreds of children and families scoring many super shots. Great turn out and a big thanks to Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-Operative for having us.

Worksafe Games of the Month 2019

Heathcote vs Colbinabbin – July 7th


Shepparton Bears vs Echuca – June 16th

Mount of Prevention Cup

Charlton vs Wycheproof Narraport – June 29th


Northern Region at the Western Victorian Careers Expo

Our team attended the 2019 Western Victorian Careers Expo in Horsham. The Western Victorian Careers Expo is the largest Expo in the state to provide information on career opportunities to Western Victorian students, school leavers, job seekers, career changes and to people who are considering further study or training.

We spoke about some opportunities we provide at Netball Victoria such as our online training courses such as the online Foundation Coaching and Umpiring coaches, and yes we had plenty of goal scorers on our inflatable!



In term 2 we ran a program at the Shepparton English Learning Centre. The 4 week program consisted of the participants learning the sport of netball such as focusing on ball handling skills, defense and footwork.

By the end of the program we had all participants on the court playing their first game of netball. Lots of fun had, we can’t wait to come back!


Upcoming Events

Indigenous Community Clinic – Sunday 4th August

Netball Victoria encourages participation in netball among young people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and their communities.

Netball Victoria will provide netball clinics with the aim to increase netball participation whilst improving health within the indigenous communities across Victoria.

Clinics are open to males and females aged 15 and under and 17 and under from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

This clinic will offer a fun environment to learn and participate in netball.

Date: Sunday 4 August
Time: 10.00pm – 12.00pm
Where: Rumbalara Football & Netball Club

To register click here

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Rock Up Netball

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Pam Ferrari – Northern Region Manager
(03) 5434 2417

Josie Logan – Senior Netball Participation Coordinator (Shepparton)
(03) 5823 9807

Jayden Cowling – Netball Participation Coordinator (Bendigo)
(03) 5434 2422