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Netball season is just around the corner

We hope you are all looking forward to getting back out on the courts. A big thank you to all the volunteers who have been busy working to fill teams, find coaches, umpires all of these people help us to collectively to get the players on the court. 

When we look at our registrations for March 2024, compared to same time last year it is great to see some slight growth across our overall numbers, with increases in our junior and NetSetGo registrations. Growth all be it small, is great for our small Association this means we have young kids joining our sport and that helps to create sustainable netball her in our local community.

It is really important that our non-playing volunteers join our Association as members, its simple and easy and best of all it is FREE to register in PlayHQ. This means that every volunteer is covered by insurance and allow us to have a full picture and understanding of our volunteer workforce.

NetballHQ is a free iOS and Android App for community Netball fans that houses fixtures, ladders, results, and goal statistics for every association on PlayHQ. Download the NetballHQ App now to start following your favourite local players, teams, and clubs.

For more information click here.

Beyond the Court

Beyond the Court is a one-stop shop for Netball NSW Clubs and Associations to find all the resources you need to help you grow, lead, support and thrive.

Split into two areas, “Fundamentals” and “Grow”, choose a section depending on what help or advice you are needing.

Updates for this month include:

  • Building a connected committee 

  • Creating a purpose for your club or association

  • Holding an effective meeting

  • Managing conflict within committees

  • Sport Related Concussion Short Course

  • Speak Up Integrity Hotline Poster

For more information click here.

Save this date in your netball calendar as Port Stephens Netball Association again gets behind in 2024.

For more information click here.

Netball NSW AGM and Council Meeting

Netball NSW is delighted to announce that incumbent Chair Sallianne Faulkner has been re-elected to the organisation’s Board of Directors for a further three years.

Sallianne Faulkner, who took over as Chair of Netball NSW last year, was one of three Board appointments made at last weekend’s Annual General Meeting with Carol Murphy OAM and Dr. Ben Hamer also voted in for three-year terms.

Netball NSW would also like to congratulate Beverly Dew OAM who was recognised with the Waratah Service Award, and we thank Louise Sullivan whose time on the organisation’s Board of Directors has come to an end after nearly a decade of loyal service.

Netball NSW Club and Association Education Webinars (Zoom)

Register here for the below sessions:

Inclusion of Transgender & Gender Diverse People in Community Netball 

Tuesday 16th April, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Netball NSW will shortly be releasing the Netball Australia Inclusion of Transgender and Gender Diverse People in Community Netball Guidelines.

As part of releasing these Guidelines, Netball NSW has engaged Proud2Play, an organisation committed to ensuring all LGBTIQI+ participants to engage in sport without fear or discrimination, to deliver a session which will cover;

  • Guiding principles for transgender and gender diverse participation in community netball

  • Providing welcoming, inclusive and supportive placesfor people to play netball

  • Safeguarding transgender and gender diverse people andmaintaining legal compliance

 Concussion Management in Netball

Tuesday 30th April, 6:30pm – 7:30pm 

Coinciding with the release of the updated AIS Concussion Guidelines for Youth and Community Sport and the Netball Australia guidelines of the same name, Dr Laura Lallenec, Netball Australia Chief Medical Officer & Diamonds Team Doctor, will facilitate a session that will cover;

  • How to recognise concussion?

  • Graded return to sport framework for community and youth

  • Concussion officer for community environments.

Online Safety for Sporting Clubs and Associations 

Thursday 16th May, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

We are online every day as part of sporting life. We use team apps, share images in chats and scroll through social media feeds to help us connect with others, but being online also comes with risks.

The eSafety Commissioner, Australia’s independent regulator for online safety, will facilitate a session specifically for our clubs and associations covering;

  • About the eSafety Commission

  • Types of online harm in sport

  • How to deal with online

  • Tips creating safe online environments

  • Advice on common online issues eSafety

  • Sport resources to help you.

Netball Australia Integrity Framework – Complaints Handling (Appeals) 

Thursday 30th May, 6:30pm – 7:30pm 

Following on from our Introduction to Complaints Handling Session, Netball NSW will facilitate an additional session focusing on the later stages of the complaints handling process under the Netball Australia Integrity Policy Framework including the appeals process.

To RSVP for any of the above sessions, please click on the link.

 Zoom links will be provided to those who have RSVP’d before each session.

Play Our Way Grant

Applications for the $200 million Play Our Way Program are now open.

This Grant aims to address the barriers women and girls face when participating in sport and physical activity by delivering quality facilities and sport participation experiences where the need is greatest, and in a manner that is safe, equitable, accessible, inclusive, sustainable, and enduring.


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