Saturday 23rd February
Victoria’s biggest free celebration of cultural diversity
Much has changed since 1983. The very first Pako attracted 12,000 people and ended with a tug of war! In 2017, over 100,000 people attended, 5,000 people took part in the street parade and 10,000 people performed on five stages.
Latest Region News
The RACV Netball Victoria School Holiday Clinic was held at Kardinia Park, Geelong on 22nd January.
There were 150 participants that took part in the clinic where they learnt a range of activities including: passing, shooting, defending, footwork and played some minor games. They were lucky enough to have coaches from the Geelong Cougars VNL Team. Each participant walked away with a Netball Victoria pack and an RACV Giveaway.
Thanks to the participants and coaches for a great day.
To see when the next Netball Victoria Clinic is click here
Posted 1 February, 2019
Formally known as ‘Testers Meetings’, Netball Victoria hold multiple of these workshops throughout Victoria annually, with the aim to educate those in attendance in detail about Netball Australia’s National Umpire Development Framework.
The workshops are designed for Umpire Mentors, Testers, Administrators and Convenors and are free of charge, however reistration is ESSENTIAL to secure a place.
Saturday the 16th of February
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Warrnambool Stadium, Caramut Road, Warrnambool
To register click here
Posted 21 January, 2019
The Bupa VNL 2019 fixture has been announced – with teams to compete across 18 rounds from Round 1 on 27 March to the grand finals on 14 August 2019.
To view the fixture click here
Posted 21 January, 2019
Netball Victoria has announced the Victorian Fury team who will compete in the 2019 Deakin University Australian Netball League (ANL), the feeder competition to Suncorp Super Netball.
The team of 12 will be supported by six training partners and have been selected by a panel which includes newly appointed head coach of the Victorian Fury, Di Honey.
2019 Victorian Fury team
Casey Adamson (Boroondara Express/Altona Netball Association)
Gabby Coffey (Melbourne University Lightning/Alice Springs Netball Association)
Jordan Cransberg* (Melbourne University Lightning/Essendon District Netball Association)
Lara Dunkley** (Boroondara Express/Gippsland League)
Rudi Ellis** (Boroondara Express/St George District Netball Association)
Sacha McDonald (Peninsula Waves/Horsham District Football Netball League)
Hannah Mundy (Boroondara Express/Waverly District Netball Association)
Jacqui Newton** (City West Falcons/Albury Netball Association)
Uneeq Palavi (City West Falcons/St Albans/Caroline Springs Netball Association)
Emma Ryde (Casey Demons/Boroondara Netball Association)
Allie Smith** (Geelong Cougars//AFL Barwon)
Mikaela Vaughan (Melbourne University Lightning)
2019 Training Partners
Tahnysha Salanoa* (City West Falcons/Craigieburn Netball Association)
Zanna Woods (Geelong Cougars/AFL Barwon)
Eleanor Leydin (Boroondara Express/Altona Netball Association)
Ally O’Connor (Geelong Cougars/Hampden Football Netball League)
Shae Kyle (Ariels/Alberton Football Netball League)
Tegan Stephenson (Boroondara Express/Mountain District Netball Association)
*Subject to fitness
**Melbourne Vixens squad member
Hear from the coach Di Honey below:
Honey, who has been a part of the Melbourne Vixens coaching staff for the last six years, said that the mix of old and new faces will allow all athletes the opportunity to develop and learn, introducing them to the elite phase in the Netball Victoria pathway.
“I am very excited to have a team that is made up of a blend of youth and experience and the next generation of Victorian talent,” said Honey.
“I feel we have selected a team that boasts flair and athleticism, plus versatility. A couple of the younger players took their opportunity and delivered in the match play to gain selection which was fantastic to see.”
While the squad has been training together, Honey said the next few months of preparation for the ANL season will focus on the team of 12’s dynamics and game play.
“Our approach from here on in will be hard work, lots of it, so they will become a well drilled team.
“We will be looking to build strong combinations and connections as we build from skill work to match play.
“We will work closely with the Vixens to emulate the way they train and play and to fully support and integrate the Vixens training partners so they are playing their best netball possible.
“I am also looking forward to building a close connection with all Bupa VNL coaches when the Fury players return to play for their club on a Wednesday night during the season.”
Posted 21 January, 2019
Introducing the 2019 Geelong Cougars
Coach: Gerard Murphy
DIVISION ONE TEAM
Coach: Kim Bailey
Extended Open Squad Members*
Lucia Grace Fauonuku
*Extended Squad Members*
Simona De Filippo
COACH: Mel Savage
Posted 10 December, 2018
Netball Victoria has re-launched its talent academy for athletes between the ages of 15-19 years old, reframing the former academy to create the Netball Victoria Talent Academy to the high-performance pathway.
Players from the Western Region:
Lucia Grace Fauonuku
To see Talent Academy lists from other regions click here
Posted 22 November, 2018
There will be 4 Development Coaching Courses in the Western Region early 2019.
Save the date – Registration link coming soon.
Colac: 3 March
Ballarat: 17 March
Warrnambool: 24 March
Geelong: 7 April
The Development Coach Accreditation Course is targeted primarily at Club, Association and Regional coaches and teachers aiming to further their netball knowledge. The Course is the second step in the national coaching accreditation framework and provides a good introduction to skill progression and fault detection and correction.
Minimum age 15 years old
Netball Victoria Full Financial Member for current year
Online Course: Foundation Coach Accreditation (current)
Face to Face Workshop: Development Online Course & Rules of Netball Theory Exam
Online Course – There is no time limit on completing the course. You can learn in a self-paced environment and can log in and log out as required. But you must complete the course within a year of enrolling or it will expire.
Rules of Netball Theory Exam – Time limit of 60 minutes.
Face to Face Workshop – 4.5 hours.
Online Course: $55.00 (plus transaction fee)
Rules of Netball Theory Exam: Free
Face to Face Workshop: $60.00
Coaches who attend the Face to Face Workshop will receive a Development Coach Manual & Workbook
Posted 19 November, 2018
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Rock Up Netball
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Mel Taylor – Western Region Manager
Phone: 0439 331 699
Maddie Okely – Western Region Coordinator
Phone: 0488 634 345