Upcoming Events

Your Decision Counts – Colac 28th May
This workshop looks at the decisions umpires have to make in relation to the 3 Majors – Advantage, Contact and Obstruction. It is aimed at C Badge umpires working towards a B Badge Accreditation and B Badge Umpires.
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Your Decision Counts – Geelong 31st May
This workshop looks at the decisions umpires have to make in relation to the 3 Majors – Advantage, Contact and Obstruction. It is aimed at C Badge umpires working towards a B Badge Accreditation and B Badge Umpires.
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School Holiday Clinic – Tuesday 2nd July
Warrnambool City Netball Association, Caramut Road
10am to 12:30pm, 7years-12years
1pm to 3:30pm, 13yrs – 17yrs (with Victoria State Coach Mel Savage)
$40.00
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Latest Region News

Barwon Junior Netball Championship

Grand Final results
17&U Hampden FNL 11 def by Ballarat FNL 21
15&U Div 1 Hampden FNL 18 def Ballarat FNL 13
15&U Div 2 Geelong & District FNL 18 def Geelong FNL 13
13&U Div 1 Colac & District FNL 15 def Hampden 12
13&U Div 2 Bellarine FNL 13 def South Geelong NA 14

To view all results and ladders click here

Updated 24 May, 2019

17&Under and 19&Under National Netball Championships

The 17&Under and 19&Under National Netball Championships were played over the last week at the new Queensland State Netball Centre in Brisbane.

Congratulations to our local Cougars Poppy Douglas, Olivia Honey, Mel Savage, Allie Smith and Brooke Wilson who all took part in the championships. (pictured below)

The annual tournament provided an opportunity for Australia’s best young netballers to represent their respective state or territory, while giving them exposure to talent scouts.

The National Championships have proven a crucial stepping stone to the international stage with all current Samsung Australian Diamonds having represented their state or territory in this event.

To view the results see the below tabs

To view the Victorian State Teams click here

Updated 17 April, 2019

17&Under Nationals Results

Round 1- Victoria 37 def Queensland 34
Victoria’s 17/U team were able to shake off first game nerves against the home state Queensland in Round 1.
Queensland came out firing in the first quarter to take a 4 goal lead into the quarter time break. A 12 to 5 goal second quarter saw Victoria turn the tables, and the team was able to come into half time leading 19 to 16. Not much split the two teams in the second half, but Victoria stood tall in the last few minutes with two big interceptions from Maggie Caris to take the win 37 to 34.
Goalers: Chloe Langley 25/28, Poppy Douglass 8/11 and Georgia Moody 2/4.

Round 2- Victoria 46 def Northern Territory 14
A convincing win saw Victoria extended their lead at every break. NT’s circle defenders made life tough for our goalers all game. Mel Olomanu and Sussu Lei were shining lights in the defensive circle in the second half for Victoria.
Goalers: Tiahnee Farrell – 18/27, Brooke Wilson – 20/25 and Poppy Douglas 8/8.

Round 3- Victoria 44 def Tasmania 21
After two and three rounds, Victoria are undefeated. Against Tasmania, Victoria lead from the first quarter and never slowed up. The pressure across the court was evident in all four quarters. Circle defenders Mel Oloamanu Maggie Caris were standout performers across all four quarters.
Goalers: Chloe Langley – 24/29, Brooke Wilson – 11/12, Poppy Douglas – 4/6 and Tiahnee Farrell – 5/10

Round 4- Victoria 34 def New South Wales 31
A very tight contest where no more than four goals separated the sides all game. It was the type of game you’d expect from these two highly rated sides.Victoria’s pressure through the mid-court was first class. An interception from Emma Walters in the final minute of the game sealed the win for Victoria who are undefeated from their four games.
Assistant coach Belinda Lees was happy with the teams ability to fight it out. “It was a really tough, close game and I was impressed with our ability to ride it out when we were challenged.” “That’s what you have to do to beat the best sides”.

Round 5 Victoria 28 def Western Australia 25
Definitely not Victoria’s best game for the tournament, but the side did enough to get the win. After being two goals down at half time the side needed to work on their connection. Co-Captain Maddie Riddley spoke about the shift in intensity. “We definitely lifted our intensity in the second half, which is what we needed to do.” “We’re a team that really feed of each others energy and it was a pivotal win in this tournament”.

Round 6- Victoria 23 def by South Australia 37
Victoria’s first loss for the tournament came at the hands of South Australia, the winners of the last three 17/U titles. It was a game where Victoria never got going – struggling to connect in attack. There were moments of brilliance in defense, from Maggie Caris, Mel Oloamanu and Maddie Riddley, but unfortunately the South Australian goalers were given too much supply.
Goalers: Chloe Langley 15/19, Poppy Douglass 3/6, Georgia Moody 5/5

Round 7- Victoria 35 def Australian Capitol Territory 29
Victoria were made to work hard for their final win of the tournament before finals start tomorrow. ACT lead by as much as four goals mid-way through the match, before a 12 goal to 5 final quarter sealed the win for Victoria. There’s still room for improvement for Victoria who, at times, struggled to transition into attack.
Goalers: Chloe Langley – 19/21, Brooke Wilson – 8/11, Poppy Douglas – 7/7, Tiahnee Farrell – 1/3

SEMI FINAL -Victoria 22 def by New South Wales 38
Unfortunately NSW were too good for Victoria in the semi-final who got stronger as the game went on. The effort never dropped from Victoria, but there were too many turnovers in transition for our defenders to handle. Once the scoreboard started to turn in favour of NSW, Victoria seemed to rush, and as a cause gave more ball back to NSW.
Victoria will now play off for third place against Western Australia tomorrow.

BRONZE MEDAL MATCH -Victoria 21 def by Western Australia 32
A disappointing end to the tournament for Victoria who looked like the team to beat in the early rounds. Western Australia applied too much pressure for Victoria to transition the ball from defense. When Victoria did manage to move the ball down the court, our goalers were’t as efficient as they would’ve liked.

Updated 16 April, 2019

19&Under Nationals Results

Round 1- Victoria 56 def Tasmania 21
A solid first up performance from Victoria against Tasmania. In what tuned out to be a convincing victory, all 12 players took to the court in the 35-goal victory. Tegan Stephenson was a standout contributor in WD & GD, as was Bella Hodgson in GS for the first half.
Goalers: Bella Hodgson 20/20, Sacha McDonald 7/11, Abbey Ellis 7/8 and Uneeq Palavi 22/24

Round 2- Victoria 32 def by South Australia 39
A disappointing result in the gold medal rematch from last year’s National Netball Championships. We struggled to find rhythm in our attacking third with SA defending well.
Goalers: Bella Hodgson 8/11, Sacha McDonald 12/13 and Uneeq Palavi 12/14

Round 3- Victoria 38 def Western Australia 32
Another game where Victoria we’re probably below their best, but managed to do enough to get the win. Liv Honey came into centre in the third quarter and provided energy and a high work rate. In the final quarter Allie Smith and Gabby Coffee stepped up and ensured Victoria notched up their second win.
Head coach Kaylea McQuade praised the team effort in the when the game was on the line.
“The intensity lifted in that final quarter and that’s what happens in Nationals games. Uneeq and Sacha both forced turnovers when the game was in the balance which was great.”
“It was exactly the type of game we needed after our loss to South Australia last night”.
Goalers: Uneeq Palavi 27/28, Sacha McDonald 11/13

Round 4- Victoria 34 vs New South Wales
In what promised to be a close match didn’t disappoint. Both sides had their dominant patches throughout the four quarters, but neither side made the most of their opportunities. A defensive tip from Gabby Coffey, collected by Allie Smith with less than a minute to go was the catalyst for Victoria coming from three goals down to tie the match. Assistant coach Sarah Hogan was pleased to get a result, but admitted there was work to be done.
“We’re relieved to come away with the draw, but we’re focusing on carrying out a more consistent game plan moving forward”.
Goalers: Uneeq Palavi 28/33, Sacha McDonald 6/6

Round 5- Victoria 47 def Nothern Territory 18
A great confidence boosting win for Victoria after their tie against New South Wales this morning. It was a dominant first half in which Victoria kept NT to only four goals, thanks to the defensive efforts of GK Tegan Stephenson and GD Shae Kyle.
Co-captain Sacha McDonald was glad to get the win ahead of crucial matches tomorrow. “For our preparation going into tomorrow, it was really nice to see the girls relax and focus on the basics”.
Goalers: Bella Hodgson 27/34, Abbey Ellis 15/18 and Sacha McDonald 5/6.

Round 6- Victoria 45 def Australian Capitol Territory 22
A win Victoria desperately needed to stay in touch with the top four. It was evident in the first quarter that Victoria were switched on, as they lead from start to finish. The third quarter saw twin talls Uneeq Palavi and Bella Hodgson tried at GS and GA respectively. Taylah Brown played two quarters in centre and impressed with multiple interceptions.
Goalers: Bella Hodgson 19/24, Sacha McDonald 8/9, Abbey Ellis 6/7, Uneeq Palavi 12/13

Round 7- Victoria 43 def South Australia 34
In the final game of the tournament that determined the standings for finals, Victoria certainly raised their effort. It was the best four quarter game Victoria have played so far. The connection down the court, at times, seemed effortless. Elli Leydin was dynamic in WA and fed Uneeq Palavi from everywhere.

SEMI FINAL -Victoria 32 def by New South Wales
A disappointing result for Victoria who just couldn’t get over the line against a tough NSW side. As predicted, the game was high intensity from the first whistle with neither side able to breakaway to a match winning lead. Ultimately NSW were smoother in transition and had less trouble finding their goalers in the circle.
Victoria will play Queensland tomorrow for a bronze medal.

BRONZE MEDAL MATCH -Victoria 38 def by Queensland 43
A similar game to the 17/U bronze medal match. Victoria struggled with transition down the court, in comparison things for Queensland seemed much easier in attack. It then turned into a game where Victoria just couldn’t gain the ascendancy and outwork Queensland. Victoria fought it out and won the final quarter, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to reel in the lead.

Updated 16 April, 2019

Term 1 Primary School Carnival

Netball Victoria ran its Annual Primary School Carnival throughout March inviting all primary schools from the Geelong, Bellarine and Warrnambool areas. 14 schools took up the opportunity to take part in the event. We had over 1000 students that participated in an introduction to the sport of Netball. Students learnt techniques in passing, shooting and defending. All sessions finished with a game of numbers netball which flowed on well from the technique rotations.
Each school left with information as to how to find their local NetSetGO centre. Schools were also provided information as to other netball opportunities that their school can participate in.

Netball Victoria used the SEDA Geelong netball students,  Grovedale College Sports Acedemy netball students and external coaches to assist in conducting the sessions. We would like to thank them for there efforts as we couldn’t have completed the carnival without them.

If your school is interested in participating in other Netball Victoria opportunities please click on the relevant links below:
Signup your school as a NetSetGO centre
Netball Victoria School Championships
School Ambassador Program
Sporting Schools

Posted 8 April, 2019

Victorian Netball League Results

CHAMPIONSHIP

Round 1
Ariels 44 def by Cougars 77
Round 2
Cougars 59 def Hawks 44
Round 3
Falcons 62 def Cougars 56
Round 4 
Saints 45 def by Cougars 56
Round 5
Cougars 59 def Lightning 39
Round 6 
Express 44 def by Cougars 63
Round 7
Cougars 60 def Demons 60
Round 8 
Waves 32 def Cougars 58
Round 9 
Cougars 55 drew Blaze 55

DIVISION 1

Round 1
Ariels 36 def by Cougars 54
Round 2 
Cougars 43 def Hawks 39
Round 3
Falcons 56 def Cougars 48
Round 4
Saints 44 def by Cougars 61
Round 5
Cougars 59 def Lightning 57
Round 6 
Express 53 def by Cougars 59
Round 7
Cougars 60 def Demons 44
Round 8
Waves 42 def by Cougars 63
Round 9
Cougars 55 def Blaze 49

19 & UNDER

Round 1 
Ariels 46 drew Cougars 46
Round 2 
Cougars 59 def Hawks 36
Round 3
Falcons 37 def by Cougars 51
Round 4
Saints 45 def by Cougars 54
Round 5
Cougars 48 def by Lightning 55
Round 6 
Express 46 def by Cougars 58
Round 7
Cougars 62 def Demons 42
Round 8
Waves 55 def Cougars 49
Round 9
Cougars 62 def Blaze 53

To view full results and ladders click here

To watch last weeks matches click here

Updated 2 May, 2019

Deakin University Australian Netball League

Netball Australia has released the fixture for the 2019 Deakin University Australian Netball League (DUANL) season, commencing on Saturday 4th May. To view the fixture click here

The DUANL is Netball Australia’s feeder competition into Suncorp Super Netball, providing a pathway for the development and identification of national athletes, coaches, administrators and officials in Australia.

The eight DUANL teams will compete over seven rounds of competition, with a finals series to take place on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of June, the same weekend that the Suncorp Super Netball league breaks for four weeks for the 2019 Netball World Cup.

The eight teams competing in the 2019 ANL competition are:

  • Canberra GIANTS
  • Netball NSW Waratahs
  • Queensland Fusion
  • Southern Force
  • Territory Storm
  • Tasmanian Magpies
  • Victorian Fury
  • Western Sting

Two matches are played by each team each round, with fixture scheduling designed to allow SSN athletes to participate in DUANL matches. This ensures SSN training partners can obtain regular match play during the SSN season.

The Tasmanian Magpies are the current premiers after claiming their first DUANL title last year over the Canberra GIANTS by one goal.

Updated 11 April, 2019

Find a NetSetGO Centre

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Rock Up Netball

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Contact

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

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