Upcoming Events

Netball Victoria’s Netball Party
Includes activities and games, art and craft, music and dancing.
5years to 10years.
$20.00
For more information contact maddie.okely@netballvic.com.au

Tuesday 24 September, 10:00am till 12:00pm
Ballarat Sports Events Centre, Cnr Norman and Dowling St, Wendouree
To register click here

Tuesday 1 October, 10:00am till 12:00pm
Kardinia Park Netball Complex, 10 Kilgour St, Geelong
To register click here

Festival of Sport
Sunday 6 October, 11:00am-4:00pm
Kardinia Park

GMHBA Stadium will once again throw its doors open to the community when The Festival of Sport returns to Kardinia Park for its second year on 6 October 2019. The Geelong community will have the opportunity ‘come and try’ an array of sports and activities with a focus on movement and fun!

The celebration of physical activity, health and diversity of sport in the region attracted 15,000 people across two days last October and promises to be another unforgettable day of FREE sport and family entertainment.

For more information click here

Leadership and Game Development Conference
Sunday 17 November, 8:30am-6:00pm
State Netball Hockey Centre

A unique professional development opportunity for the Victorian netball community with world class coaches & umpires as speakers and presenters to inspire you and to stimulate new ideas.

The conference offers a diverse curriculum which is relevant to coaches and umpires of all levels and accreditation and you will have the opportunity to move between streams based on your interests and identified areas for personal growth. 

For more information click here

To register click here 

Latest Region News

Netball Victoria School Champs Finals Day Results

Over the past week the Netball Victoria School Championships finals days were played. The standard of netball across all days was very high.
Congratulations to all teams that made it to Finals day. Special mention to our schools from the western region that won their division.

Senior Boys: Flinders Christian Community College 12 defeated by Christian College Geelong 17

Senior Girls: Ballarat Grammar 15 defeated PEGS 14

Intermediate Girls: Maribyrnong College 13 defeated Carey BGS 10

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For all finals results click here 

Updated 15th September 2019

Geelong Cougars bring home Championship Trophy

Geelong Cougars 69 def Casey Demons 55

With a Cougar army behind them, Geelong’s Championship team have taken it a step further from last year to pronounce themselves the 2019 Premiers.

Casey’s first quarter mimicked their journey into the Grand Final, coming from behind to end the quarter 2-goals in front. Erin Bell and Erin Ryde’s partnership in goals saw them execute their well-known long passes from the transverse to base line.

A determined Cougars were not ones to keep their roar silenced as they fought back in the second quarter to take the lead by 3-goals.

Driven by intensity and will to correct their 2018 Grand Final loss, Cougars delivered an unstoppable third quarter to score 22-goals and increase their leading margin to 16-goals.

Cougars drives saw their attacking midcourt hit the circle edge without fault to feed into Julia Wooley and Ruby Horton. Similar drives could be seen in their defence as Brooke Allen leapt with intensity to intercept lobs and long passes into Emma Ryde.

Geelong could not be stopped as the final 15-minutes ticked over. Showing no signs of fatigue, Cougars played to the very last second to finish off one of their most triumphant matches of 2019, a final score of 69-55.

An integral part to Geelong’s win was Vanessa Augustini who was announced Player of the Match for her work in Wing-Attack.

Key player from Geelong, Julia Wooley, was ecstatic to see the score as the siren sounded and said the hard work from every single member of their club made the outcome possible.

“I’ve played in a few of these before so I knew how hard the contest would be, and even harder to win, so to win it with these girls is the best feeling ever.

“Consistency has been what we have worked on all year and to come out on court and deliver it tonight was even more rewarding.

“When we got that lead, I knew that’s what it was going to come down to. At three quarter time I looked at the score and just thought it’s actually going to happen!

“It’s a skill in itself knowing how to win Grand Finals and after last year I had a feeling we could master it this year,

“The fact that we just missed out last year and have been able to finish it right to the end in 2019 makes this win even more memorable and an achievement in itself.”

This marks history for Geelong’s Championship team who only made their first appearance in a Grand Final in 2018 and have now secured their first ever premiership.

To read article written by Geelong Advertiser click here

Updated 28th August 2019

Victorian Netball League Awards Night

The Geelong Cougars had a very successful night at the VNL Awards night. #cougarspride2019.
See list of award winners below.

19/Under Award Winners
MVP – Ellen Doyle
With over ten years’ netball experience, Ellen has represented many netball sides and won her first ever VNL premiership in 2017. With a never-say-die attitude, Ellen is the kind of player that will never give up on a match and give 100% effort until the last second.

Seen putting up an almost unbeatable defence in Goal-Keeper or at the opposite end of the court ranking up her goal count as a goaler, Ellen is a versatile asset to Geelong. She has strength and a captivating reach that allows her to pull in the ball and can strategically predict the movement of her team mates.

Ellen is a charismatic young netball player who is sure to go far in the sport, making her the 2019 19 & Under MVP.

Team of the Year – Ellen Doyle and Sophie Showbridge

Division 1 Award Winners
Team of the Year – Georgie Cuthbertson, Georgia Finn and Laura Giles

Championship Award Winners
MVP – Julia Woolley
With a vast amount of experience of netball, picking up her first netball at the age of 6, Julia has played in the VNL since 2013. In 2017 she joined Geelong Cougars as one of their primary goalers, predominantly seen wearing a goal attack bib.

Julia’s 2019 season has been outstanding, racking up a six-week streak of 3-point MVP votes. Her diverse style of play in attack makes her an asset to Cougars and made her an integral component of their 2019 premiership match.

Julia’s drives, passes and goals never cease to have 100% intensity behind them. Her communication on and off the court with team mates highlights her loyalty as a player and makes her the 2019 MVP.

Team of the Year – Julia Woolley, Kaitlyn Sheringham and Brooke Allen
Coach of the Year – Gerald Murphy
To read article on Julia Woolleys win click here

Updated 28th August 2019

VACSAL Indigenous Carnivals

 

 

 

 

VACSAL Junior Indigenous Carnival
Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 October, 9:00am-3:00pm
252-278 High St, Echuca

For more information and to register click here

VACSAL Senior Indigenous Carnival 
Saturday 11 October, 11:00am-7:00pm, Ballarat Sports Events Centre
Sunday 12 October, 9:00am-3:00pm, Marty Busch Reserve

For more information and to register click here 

Updated 28th August 2019

All Abilities School Champs

This year All Abilities School Champs was moved to Warrnambool. There were a total of 6 teams that participated from Warrnambool Special Development School, Hampden Special School and Portland Bay School. The day was played in good spirits with lots of netball skills.
Congratulations to Warrnambool Special Development School took out the win in double overtime.

Updated 28th August 2019

Netball Victoria School Championships

This years the Netball Victoria School Championships had 2 preliminary days in the Western Region, Geelong and Ballarat. The below winners will head to the State Netball Hockey Centre over the next couple of weeks to compete in Finals Day against winners from other preliminary days. We wish our local schools goodluck.

Geelong Day Winners
Primary Girls – Colac Primary School
Primary Mixed – St Mary’s Primary School
Junior Girls – The Geelong College
Intermediate Girls – Monivae College
Senior Girls – The Geelong College

Ballarat Day Winners
Primary Girls – Skipton Primary School
Junior Girls – Trinity College Colac
Intermediate Girls – Ballarat High School
Senior Girls – Ballarat Clarendon College
Senior Boys – Trinity College Colac

Updated 28th August 2019

Find a NetSetGO Centre

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Rock Up Netball

To find your local Rock Up Netball program click here

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