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2019 Talent Academy

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.
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Players from the Western Region:
Central West:
Tess Campigli
Kiahna Fallon
Lucia Grace Fauonuku
Isabella Grapsas
Amelia Holland
Melissa Oloamanu
Grace Valele

Zahli Adams
Mali Baillie
Isabella Baker
Scarlet Eason
Ashley Evans
Kaitlyn Fowler
Lavinia Fox
Brydi Hutchinson
Ella Hutchinson
Libby Hutt
Heidi Jones
Sophie Kurzman
Holly Langley
Olivia Marris
Ally Mellblom
Hollie Phillips
Ava Pierce
Tahni Porter
Keeley Smith
Emma Stacey
Jordyn Templeton
Rosie Todd
Sophie Wheatland

To see Talent Academy lists from other regions click here

Posted 22 November, 2018

2019 Melbourne Vixens Memberships

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2019 Development Coaching Courses - Dates locked in

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

Course Information:
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: $50.00 (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

Pass It On Event- A Success

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A great article from Colac Herald‘s Ruby Manson about our recent Pass It On event!

Posted 8 November, 2018

2019 Netball Victoria Community Award Winners

Netball Victoria would like to congratulated all nominees.

Award winners from the Western Region:
Contribution to Umpiring – Kaye Hollis (Warrnambool)
Kaye Hollis from the Warrnambool and District Football Netball League encourages her umpires to thrive. The league umpire mentor has guided nine umpires from the competition to obtain new badges in 2018 through her ongoing support. She was also recently awarded life membership into the league as recognition for her tireless work as an umpire, umpire mentor and sub committee member.

Small Association of the Year – Castlemaine & District Netball Association 
Castlemaine & District Netball Association is committed to making their facilities more accessible for participants. They have recently engaged in a redevelopment of their facilities at Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve. The redeveloped facilities will have new amenities, a kiosk and storage, with an estimated completion time of December 2018.

WorkSafe Safety Initiative Awards – Barwon Heads Netball Club
Barwon Heads Netball Club has recently upgraded many areas at their club to improve safety. They have updated two netball courts to meet the national standards, constructed new player and officials shelters and have also built a new netball pavilion.

To read about other award winners click here

Posted 7  November, 2018

2019 Victorian State Squad Selected

Congratulations to all players recognised and named in the 17 & Under and 19 & Under State Squads. Special congratulations to our local players:

17 & Under
Tess Campigli
Maggie Caris
Poppy Douglas
Lavinia Fox
Charlotte Todd
Brooke Wilson
Grace Valele

19 & Under
Ruby Barkmeyer
Eleanor Leydin
Ruby Pekin-Schlict
Allie Smith
Olivia Honey

Posted 1 November, 2018

Mel Savage Named 17 & Under State Coach for 2019

Congratulations to Cougars coach Mel Savage, named as the coach of the Victorian 17/Under team.

Coaching crew as below:

Head Coach – Melanie Savage
Assistant Coach – Belinda Lees
Apprentice Coach – Tegan Hopkins

Head Coach – Kaylea McQuade
Assistant Coach – Sarah Hogan
Apprentice Coach – Melissa Crotty

To read more click here

Posted 10 October, 2018

Upcoming Events

Rock Up Youth – Ararat

@ Alexandra Oval, Ararat

Thursdays, 1st, 15th, 22nd & 29th November
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Ages: 12-17 years
Cost: FREE

Rock Up – Ararat

@ Alexandra Oval, Ararat

Thursdays, 1st, 15th, 22nd & 29th November
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Ages: 15+
Cost: FREE

Find a NetSetGO Centre

To find your local NetSetGO centre click here

Rock Up Netball

To find your local Rock Up Netball program click here


Mel Taylor – Western Region Manager
Phone: 0439 331 699

Maddie Okely – Western Region Coordinator
Phone: 0488 634 345