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In May, Netball Victoria will be heading to Ballarat to run a Primary School Netball Carnivals.
The Carnival will see students take part in a range of netball skills and activities with a focus on providing all students with a fun, introduction to netball.
This will be a unique learning opportunity and we’re excited to be able to offer this experience in our region.
We are looking forward to having the following schools involved:
Creswick Primary School
Pleasant Street Primary School
Our Lady of Help Primary School
The end of term 1 saw Netball Victoria deliver multiple Primary School Netball Carnivals around Geelong, Warrnambool and Ocean Grove.
The Carnival showed students a range of netball skills and activities with a focus on providing all students with a fun, introduction to netball.
It was a unique learning opportunity and we were super excited to offer you this experience.
We would like to thank the following schools for being involved:
Mandama Primary School
St Roberts Primary School
Highton Primary School
Merrivale Primary School
Warrnambool Primary School
Our Lady of Help Primary School
Grovedale West Primary School
Merideth Primary School
Inverleigh Primary School
STAR Ocean Grove Primary School
St Aloysius Primary School
Ocean Grove Primary School
Stay tuned for photos from the event.
The AAA Sport Ballarat NetSetGO Program will run for the second year. AAA Sport Ballarat provides introductory sporting opportunities for children with special needs and disabilities. The group gives children an opportunity to participate in organised sport in a tailored that promotes fun, friendship and learning. The children get a chance to be part of a team and develop their social skills as well as their sports skills in an inclusive environment.
AAA Sport Ballarat have been named as one of the inaugural winners of Cricket Victoria’s Sport For All Awards. The awards were created to highlight and celebrate community cricket and recognise the achievements of our community clubs, associations, indoor centres, community organisations, administrators and volunteers.
AAA Sport’s founder Kellie Tait was recently featured in the Herald Sun’s Lifestyle liftout. This is great acknowledgement of a program that is having a real impact on the lives of so many children in the Ballarat region.
Warrnambool City Netball Association hosted Netball Victoria’s Play Festival Roadshow on Sunday 25th March.
The day was a great success with 36 participants for NetSetGO, 40 participants for Skills & Drills and 3 teams for the Rock Up and Play festival.
Warrnambools All Abilities team ‘The Stingers’ also came to the stadium for a training session.
Melbourne Vixens player, Khao Watts was in attendance giving plenty of tips to all participants.
Congratulations to Danielle, winner of Samsung Gearfit2. Jenna, who won a pair of Mizunos. Brianna, winner of a signed Rock-Up netball
We would like to thank the Association for all their support in promoting and hosting the event.
Women across Victoria will be inspired to get more active, thanks to powerful new campaign This Girl Can – Victoria, hitting our screens from today.
Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins launched a local version of Sport England’s viral campaign, which inspired an incredible 3.9 million British women to ditch the couch and get active.
This Girl Can – Victoria aims to build upon this success and empower women across the state to get active and overcome feelings of judgement, fear and embarrassment which are stopping them from getting active.
Three in five Victorian women don’t get enough physical activity, and over half say they worry about being judged while they exercise.
The ad features everyday Victorian women overcoming their fears and giving it a go, no matter their skill level, shape or size. The women, from right across the state, get their sweat on in a range of activities from boxing, cycling and roller-derby to netball and AFL.
The VicHealth initiative complements the Labor Government’s $220,000 Change Our Game Scholarship Program, providing a new pathway to senior roles for women in sport.
Change Our Game is part of a $1 million investment to implement recommendations from the Inquiry into Women and Girls Sport and Recreation: a Five Year Game Plan for Victoria.
Local women are encouraged to join the This Girl Can – Victoria movement by visiting http://thisgirlcan.com.au.
Ballarat Sports and Events Centre expansion It will include six new courts for multi-sport use (basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton), a 3,000-seat show court, multipurpose learning rooms and sports medicine facilities. It will boost indoor sport participation in Ballarat by 10 per cent and lift the precinct’s capacity to attract visitors for competitions, tournaments and events.
The project will also deliver new change rooms and toilets, a staff administration area, a café, car parking for 275 vehicles, landscaping and a bus drop-off area.
Once the upgraded centre is fully operational, it will generate another 10 jobs and it is expected to attract 138,000 visitors annually by its fifth year of operation.
The expanded venue will improve Ballarat’s capacity to host premier events with significant flow on effects for Ballarat’s economy.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing $9 million in the expansion project through its $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, which ensures regional Victoria continues to be a great place to live, work, and visit.
The City of Ballarat is contributing $5 million towards the project and the Federal Government is providing $10 million through the Building Better Regions Fund.
Representative teams from six netball associations competed – Bellarine Football Netball League, Ballarat Football Netball League, Colac & District Football League Netball Association, Geelong Central Netball Association, Geelong & District Football Netball League and Geelong Football Netball League.
Teams will compete in 13/U, 15/U and 17/U age divisions. More than 150 junior players will participate in the competition.
The BJNC provides a pathway for junior players, coaches and umpires in the Region.
ROUND 6 RESULTS
13 & Under
Colac & District 34 def Geelong Central 23
Bellarine FNL 46 def Geelong & District 18
Geelong FNL 27 def Ballarat FNL 26
15 & Under
Geelong FNL 53 def Ballarat FNL 31
Bellarine FNL 51 def Geelong & District 29
Colac & District 37 def Geelong Central 39
17 & Under
Bellarine FNL 44 def Geelong & District 35
Colac & District 66 def Geelong Central 17
Geelong FNL bye
Entries for the 2018 Association Championships are now open.
The Association Championships is entering its 19th year of competition and is a crucial part of the Netball Victoria Pathway.
Victorian Netball League license applications for 2019-2023 are now open.
Head to netb.al/vnlapps for more information.
Congratulations to the athletes selected to join the 2018 Western and Central West Zone Academy Program.
Problem: Participant’s trying to register through their MyNetball profile?
Tip: This option only works if the participant has previously been part of your organisation. If they have, all they need to do is make sure that your organisation is selected at the top of the page.
Once they have selected your organisation, the registration form you have set up will appear under My Forms and Purchases.
Alternatively, if the participant has never been affiliated with your organisation can find your form via the MyNetball App by clicking on the magnifying glass.
Type the name of the organisation they want to register in the search bar
Tap on the association you wish to register to add them to your organisation list.
Delacombe YMCA Rock-Up and Train
Rock Up Netball is proud to be a Major Partner of Premier’s Active April and we’re excited to be delivering TRAIN sessions across Victoria!
TRAIN incorporates the basic skills of playing netball in a fun and friendly environment with relaxed match play to finish. If you’re new to the sport or returning to netball, this program is for you!
Wednesday 18 April
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Monday 23 April
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Mel Taylor – Western Region Manager
Phone: 0439 331 699