Upcoming Events

COMMUNITY CLINIC
Kardinia Park Netball Complex, 10 Kilgour Street, Geelong
Tuesday 21st January
10am till 12:30pm, 9years-12years or,
1pm till 3:30pm, 13yrs – 17yrs (with Victorian State Coach Mel Savage)
$40.00
To register click here

NETBALL PARTY
Kardinia Park Netball Complex, Geelong
Thursday 23rd January
9:30am till 12:00pm & 1:00pm till 3:30pm
5years to 10years.
$20.00
To register click here

BEACH NETBALL
Eastern Beach, Geelong
Saturday 15 February, From 10am
Open Ladies and Mixed, 17 and Under Divisions
To register click here
Click for Beach Netball Rules

Latest Region News

SpringFest

Netball Victoria was thrilled to attend the annual SpringFest Ballarat market day on Sunday 24 November.  The annual event, hosted by the Rotary Club of Ballarat, attracted an estimated 35,000-plus people to explore the Lake Wendouree precinct.  Every dollar raised from SpringFest is donated back into the local community. The Rotary Club of Ballarat’s purpose in delivering SpringFest is to support the many deserving groups in Ballarat who work with volunteers.

Netball was joined by Basketball, Archery, AFL, Rugby, Hockey and many more in the ever popular Sports Zone. Children and adults alike tried shooting at out inflatable goal ring, with many scoring super shots and showcasing some great shooting talent.  Others showed off their speedy footwork as they worked their way through an obstacle zone before attempting to shoot a goal.

Updated 28th November 2019

Barwon Respect Cup

The annual Barwon Respect Netball Cup was held at Kardinia Park, Geelong on Friday 25 October. The event encourages year nine students across region to take the lead in promoting healthy and respectful relationships.

The event aims to raise awareness of gender-based violence and build the capacity of students to recognise the early warning signs of relationship violence and to become active bystanders to prevent disrespectful and abusive behaviour.

Nine secondary schools and 120 students participated in interactive workshops which explored themes of gender equity, masculinity, gender role expectations and the ways in which these things impact on the health of individuals. St. Joseph’s College, Clonard College, Colac Secondary College and Western Heights College all took home awards for their performance on and off the netball court.

The Barwon Respect Netball Cup is supported by Barwon Health, Barwon Community Legal Service, Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West Barwon and Netball Victoria.

Updated 27th October 2019

Geelong Cougars duo announced as State coaches for 2020 Nationals

Netball Victoria has announced an experienced coaching line-up for the 17/U and 19/U Victorian state teams to contest the 2020 National Netball Championships. The 2020 National Netball Championships will be held in Hobart from April 18 to 23.

Massive CONGRATULATIONS to Mel Savage and Gerard Murphy, announced as Netball Victoria 2020 Victorian State Team
17/U and 19/U head coaches. #teamVic #vicsdoitbetter #teamCougs #gooddecisionnetballvic

To read more about Mel Savage and Gerard Murphy’s view on Nationals click here

To read more about Netball Victoria State Teams click here

Updated 18th October 2019

Victorian State Team Squad Selections

Keep up to date with the State Team selections through the below links.

To read more about Netball Victoria State Teams click here

To read about Western girls Ava Pierce, Zahli Adams and Emma Stacey who progressed through to squad selections click here

Updated 18th October 2019

Geelong Cougars 19&U team announced for the 2020 VNL season

The Geelong Cougars are excited to announce their 19&Under line up for the 2020 Victorian Netball League season. This includes the appointment of Damian Stephenson as the Geelong Cougars 19&Under team coach.

“I’ve been a big fan of the Cougars for years. As part of the Geelong mixed netball team, we had a great relationship with the Cougars when preparing for the National Championships. I know that it’s a great honour to be part of the club and I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to join such an exceptional coaching team and get to work with such talented netballers.”

“I love coaching junior players. In some ways they don’t yet realise their full potential, and playing a role in helping to unlock this over the course of a season is really exciting.”

Gerard Murphy, Geelong Cougars Head Coach is thrilled with the new appointment. “We have further strengthened our coaching group for 2020 with the addition of Damian Stephenson taking on the 19&Under team coach role. Damian brings experience as a state player and successful coach, most recently with Modewarre Football Netball Club. In addition to his netball knowledge, he is completing his Masters in Education and brings a breadth of people and management skills including critical thinking, analysis and communication which will position him well for success.”

As part of the Geelong Cougars mentoring program Gerard Murphy, Mel Savage and Rebecca Faulmann will provide coaching support to facilitate a smooth transition and enable accelerated development for both Damian and the 19&Under players.

Stephenson reflects “I’m really looking forward to being part of a high-performance netball culture. I want to help young players develop and play their best netball and to ensure they have fun doing it. Creating a positive and supportive team culture is really important, so that will be my main focus early on.”

19& TEAM
The twelve-strong player line up combines raw talent with experience. Six players from the 2019 list will return to the fold, while six players will make their debut with Geelong Cougars in 2020.

Eliza Cahill
Poppy Douglass
Lily Eldridge
Kiahna Fallon
Remi Hooper
Darcy McFarlane
Madison Selmon
Emma Stacey
Olivia Taylor
Charlotte Todd
Zara Walters
Brooke Wilson

In addition to the team of 12, an extended squad and training partners will be announced soon.

To read more on the Geelong Netball Club click here

To read article in the Geelong Advertiser click here

To read about The Victorian Netball League click here

Updated 18th October 2019

Barwon Region OPEN Division wins State Titles tournament

This years State Titles were held on October 5 & 6 at Kilsyth, Lilydale. The State Titles weekend provides a fantastic opportunity for all 19 regions in Victoria to come together and compete. The weekend competition not only brings quality players, coaches and umpires from all areas across the state but is also recognised as an invaluable development tool and promotes a structured pathway for those playing netball in Victoria. 

Geelong Central Netball Association posted ‘Great results from the State Titles held in Kilsyth over the weekend. The 15’s finished 7th and the 17’s were 15th. Both teams played some awesome netball over the 2 days. And on Saturday the Open team won their Grand Final! Fantastic effort from all the players. Then the All Abilities Open team won their Grand Final and the Reserve section came 2nd. What an amazing weekend for everyone representing the Barwon Region. Congratulations to all players, coaches, managers, umpires and of course all the families and supporters. Well done!!!!’

To view more results click here

To read article in the Geelong Advertiser click here

Teams are listed below:

OPEN 
Abbey Middleton
Mary Waldron
Laney McFadyen
Morgan Van Leerdam
Alahria Smith
Kaylah Nicol
Shelby Drummond
Ellie Kennedy
Gemma Stavenuiter

17 & Under
Analea Mckee
Eliza Abbott
Eliza Brown
Eliza Cahill
Eliza Keast
Hannah Branson
Jade Stramacchia
Kaitlin Gladman
Maddison McKiernan
Madison Old
Mia Doherty
Sharni Van Doren

15 & Under
Amelia Holland
Anna SMith
Ava Cuolahan
Charli Nicol
Charlote Murray
Evie Heyward
Holly Duynhoven
Ileana Isefo
Isabelle Grapsas
Katelyn Miller
Kiahna Fallon
Tegan Line

All Abilities
Cody King
Steven Pullen
Tim Bird
Sean McKenzie
David Baulch
Erin King
Lacy King
Bridget O’Toole
Stacey Vagg
Jasmine Dower
Kate Lyall

Updated 17th October 2019

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Contact

Mel Taylor – General Manager Netball Participation
Email: melanie.taylor@netballvic.com.au
Phone: 0439 331 699

Tania Lund – Western Region Manager
Email: tania.lund@netballvic.com.au
Phone: 0439 308 211

Maddie Okely – Netball Participation Coordinator – Geelong
Email: maddie.okely@netballvic.com.au
Phone: 0488 634 345

Chloe Thomas – Netball Participation Coordinator – Ballarat
Email: chloe.thomas@netballvic.com
Phone: 0427 856 853