WorkSafe Country Netball League  

Netball Victoria is very proud to continue its long term partnership with WorkSafe Victoria through the WorkSafe Country Netball League (WCNL) – with 2018 being the thirteenth year of the partnership. The message of workplace safety is particularly important in these regional areas where the prevalence of workplace injury and death is far too high.

Netball Victoria and WorkSafe Victoria would like to thank every Club and League for their support of this partnership and assistance with the delivery of these important WorkSafe messages.

This below information outlines the benefits and obligations attached to this partnership which are provided to and required of all clubs and leagues participating in the WCNL.



WorkSafe Country Netball Logo

Compliance

All leagues and clubs affiliated with the WCNL must agree to comply with and promote WorkSafe Victoria’s message of workplace safety.

Leagues and Clubs should liaise with Netball Victoria’s commercial operations team prior to securing any additional sponsors to ensure they do not conflict with the WorkSafe message. Please contact the Commercial Operations team at Netball Victoria – Ph. 03 9321 2204.

Leagues and clubs that do not comply with the sponsorship obligations contained in this Partnership Information Booklet may:

  • Receive counselling from Netball Victoria
  • Be given a written warning from Netball Victoria
  • Lose their WorkSafe sponsorship benefits
  • Be removed from the WCNL

If your League/Club has any concerns or queries regarding the outlined sponsorship obligations, please contact Netball Victoria immediately on (03) 9321 2204.


Partnership  

Game of the Month

Celebrate country netball and see all the action from the WorkSafe Game of the Month!

Visit the WorkSafe Pledge website for details on upcoming dates and how you can make your #WorkSafePledge.

WorkSafe naming rights

  • WorkSafe are the naming rights sponsor of the WCNL
  • All affiliated Leagues and Clubs must use this wording when referring to or promoting any football/netball related competition or activity.
  • This wording and the WCNL logo must be used in any publications, written correspondence and/or advertisements.
  • Please click here for branding guidelines.
  • Please email elise.wiggins@netballvic.com.au to request a copy of the WCNL logo.

WorkSafe branded netballs

  • The M500 WorkSafe branded netballs MUST be used in ALL sanctioned WorkSafe Country Football Netball League matches. Your club can purchase M500 WorkSafe netballs from your local retailer or online.
  • All netballs used in sanctioned WCNL matches MUST display the WorkSafe logo.
  • If netballs are sourced from another supplier, they must still be labelled with the WorkSafe logo.

WorkSafe bib patches

  • WorkSafe bib patches to be worn on the front and back of each uniform bib worn in WCNL matches.
  • Logos must be 8cm x 4cm in size, no smaller.
  • If you wish for the WorkSafe logo to be printed onto the bibs, please contact an external supplier who can help (Please contact Netball Victoria for appropriate WorkSafe logo to use).
  • Stick on WorkSafe bib patches can be ordered through the Netball Victoria and can be either delivered to the central league address or to individual clubs.
  • Please contact the Commercial Operations team at Netball Victoria for all enquiries – Ph. 03 9321 2204 or email elise.wiggins@netballvic.com.au
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WorkSafe signage

  • WorkSafe signage has been provided to each club by WorkSafe Victoria. Should your facility require a new sign, please contact the Commercial Operations team at Netball Victoria – Ph. 03 9321 2256.
  • At least one WCNL signage must be displayed courtside at each WCNL venue in a prominent location

WorkSafe Club Safety Fund

  • The objective of the WorkSafe Club Safety Fund is to provide financial support at a local level for WCNL Clubs and Leagues to assist with occupational health and safety initiatives at a club level.
  • The WorkSafe Club Safety Fund for 2018 will provide grants to the value of 50% of the total project cost, at a maximum grant reimbursement of $1,500 per application.
  • Funding to commence in March 2018.
  • Clubs must apply directly to their Netball Victoria Region Manager.
  • Nominations will be assessed at the end of each month until either the start of September 2018 or until the funding is exhausted.
  • Download WorkSafe Safety Fund Form

WorkSafe Safety Initiative Awards

  • Two (2) x $2,000 cash prize awards are presented annually.
  • Awards are presented to Clubs/Leagues that employ excellent safety initiatives.
    • Clubs/Leagues must submit a nomination form by 31 August 2018.
  • Forms and eligibility criteria will be available from Friday 30 March 2018.
  • Download Worksafe Initiative Awards Form

Safety/ Game Day Checklist

Associations and Clubs have a duty of care to ensure the court and surrounds are as safe as possible for participation. Click here for more information.

Documenting your Association or Club actions to manage risk is also important and may assist in the defense of negligence claims.


Contact information

NETBALL VICTORIA REGION OFFICERS

Mel Taylor: Western Region Manager
P: 5222 7543
E: mel.taylor@netballvic.com.au

Pam Ferrari: Northern Region Manager
Email: pam.ferrari@netballvic.com.au
Phone: (03) 5434 2417

Josie Logan: Senior Northern Region Coordinator

P: 03 5823 9807
E: josie.logan@netballvic.com.au

Judi Buhagiar: Eastern Region Manager
P: 03 5134 1705
E: judi.buhagiar@netballvic.com.au

Jen Camilleri: Metro Region Coordinator
P: 03 9321 228
E: jen.camilleri@netballvic.com.au