NT Links Championships Draw to a Close

The 2010 NT Links Netball Championships drew to a close on Sunday evening, culminating with the presentations of the aged division winners and most valuable player awards. Not only was the action hot on court all weekend but Saturday’s games were played in searing heat. Everybody enjoyed a reprieve in the weather on Sunday morning after some overnight rainfall cooled things off.

Following are the results for the Grand Final of each division:
13 & U – Darwin Gold (21) v Palmerston (15)
15 & U – Darwin Gold (23) v Katherine (21)
17 & U – Alice Springs (34) v Darwin Gold (21)
Open – Darwin (42) v Alice Springs (30)

MVP Awards were presented to:
13 & U – Madison Spedding (Darwin Gold)
15 & U – Georgia Walker (Katherine)
17 & U – Teniwa Ford (Alice Springs)
Open – Peta Whelan (Darwin)

The open final was once again between Darwin and Alice Springs, with Darwin determined to gain reprieve from last years defeat at the hands of Alice. In the first quarter Darwin started slowly and trailed Alice Springs into the break by 8 goals. Persistence paid dividends in the second quarter as Darwin pegged back Alice to have everything tied by the major interval. Excellent transfer of the ball into the attacking third as well as relentless defensive pressure across the entire court saw Darwin gain the upper hand in the second half. Darwin’s lead was just short of a baker’s dozen at the final whistle having maintained their intensity winning by 12 goals. Congratulations to Peta Whelan for her best and fairest performance.

Congratulations must also go to umpire Elice Crisp who was awarded her B badge at the championships. Excellent work and very deserved Elice!

Netball NT news link here.

NT News: Darwin Clean Up Netball Champs

The NT News published their article on the NT Links championships yesterday.

THE 2010 NT Link Championships wrapped up at Marrara last weekend with Darwin dominating.
Darwin Gold won the under-13 and 15s, defeating Palmerston (21-15) and Katherine (23-21) respectively.
Alice Springs were convincing winners in the under-17s, running out 13-point winners over Darwin Gold.
But Darwin reclaimed the Open trophy over Alice Springs in a high-scoring match, proving too good in the 42-30 win.
Madison Spedding (Darwin) won the MVP award in the under-13 division with Georgia Walker (Katherine) excelling in the under-15s, Teniwa Ford (Alice Springs) winning the under-17 award and Peta Whelan (Darwin) starring in the Open division.

Read more at ntnews.com.au.

Phase 2 17/U and 19/U 2011 Nationals Selection Trials

Netball NT has posted info for phase 2 of the 17U & 19U selection trials for the 2011 nationals. If you’re looking at being involved as a player DON’T DELAY. For more info click here or contact the Netball NT office on (08) 8945 1733 or via email.

Netball in Warruwi

Jourdie has been busy out and about doing his Netball NT development officer duties, this time over on Goulburn Island.

Recently Jourdan Pym the Netball NT Development Manager travelled with the Active After School program to Warruwi School on Goulburn Island. The trip was to assist and mentor the NetSetGO…[more]

FREE AASC Community Coach Training Program


The Active After-school Communities (AASC) program is a national initiative that provides primary school-aged children with access to free, structured physical activity programs in the after-school hours timeslot. The program aims to engage traditionally inactive children in sport and other structured physical activities, and through a positive and fun experience, develop a love of sport that inspires them to join a local sporting club. Coaches from the community are needed to help deliver these activities and they attend the Community Coach Training Program prior to getting started.

The Australian Sports Commission’s Active After-School Communities (AASC) Program is conducting a FREE Coaching Course on Wednesday the 15th and Thursday the 16th of December. It is open to students, volunteers, teachers, parents, club coaches, beginner coaches, professional coaches and community members.

How does it work?
To gain your Foundation Coach Accreditation through the AASC program, all you have to do is:

  • Attend and successfully complete the free one or two day AASC Community Coach Training Program
  • Watch the Netball Australia Skills of Netball Foundation DVD (available from the AASC staff member at the course)
  • Register as a AASC deliverer
  • Be engaged by a participating AASC school or after school care centre to deliver a netball program
  • Complete a successful appraisal conducted by a AASC staff member (there are 154 AASC Regional Coordinators across the country)
  • Apply for your Foundation Coach Accreditation through your state netball association

Who is it for?
This process is available for anyone who would like to coach in the AASC and also have an interest in gaining coaching accreditation in netball.

What are the benefits?
Going through this process will allow you to gain two qualifications – your netball Foundation Coaching Accreditation and your AASC Community Coach Certificate. There are numerous benefits of coaching in the AASC program which include getting involved in your community, the satisfaction of watching traditionally inactive kids having fun playing netball, access to coaching resources and game ideas.

When: Wednesday 15 December & Thursday 16 December
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Marrara Indoor Stadium
For further information or to register contact Lee Wilson – 08 8942 3681.

Download a registration form here.
Read more about the Active After-school Communities program or download the flyer here.

School Holiday Netball Clinic

The Netball NT School Holiday Netball Clinic’s will run in January 2011.

Participants from all backgrounds (beginners and experienced) are welcome to join in the fun over the 2 days.

Participants are taken through various skills presented by Netball NT’s Development Manager as well as NTIS Netball Athletes. A member from our Australian Netball League team – Territory Storm will attend to issue certificates and sign autograph books for the participants.

All participants are encouraged to attend both days as each day is different. Participants will receive a participation pack including shoulder bag, drink bottle and more!


When: Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th January 2011

Time: 8:30am – 12:00noon

Age Elegibility: 8-14 year olds

Please bring: Clearly labeled drink bottle & morning snacks

Closing Dates for registrations: Tuesday 4th January 2011

Contact Netball NT on 8945 2399 for further info.

Click here to download a registration form.

School Holiday Netball Clinic – Last Chance to Register!

It’s your last chance to register for the school holiday netball clinic being heldat the Sitzler Netball Centre. Inside word is that Northern Districts A grade and Territory Storm representative Liz McCouaig will be on hand assisting with skills development and signing autographs.

See our previous post for further info.

Community Coach Training Course (CCTP)

Active After School CommunitiesThe Australian Sports Commission’s Active After-School Communities (AASC) Program is conducting a FREE Coaching Course on Sunday the 30th of January, 2011 from 9am at the Sanderson High School Gymnasium.

It is open to students, volunteers, teachers, parents, club coaches, beginner coaches, professional coaches and community members.

There are numerous benefits of coaching in the AASC program which include getting involved in your community, the satisfaction of watching traditionally inactive kids having fun playing netball and access to coaching resources and game ideas. Not to mention you could gain 2 qualifications – your Foundation Coaching Accreditation and your AASC Community Coach Certificate.

So come on, get involved!!

If you are interested, download a Registration Form.

For more information contact Lee Wilson at AASC on (08) 8942 3681.

Districts Junior Netball

Hi all,

I have just received the new 2011 calendar for this season and the starting date for juniors has been rescheduled for April 13th. This gives us a bit more time to plan as I would like to order new uniforms this year and am trying to secure a sponsor. If any one can help with this, at any level, let us know.

I am happy to say that Jodie Shaw has returned to the coaching panel, and is very keen to work with our juniors again this year. This is great news for the club – maybe Darcy can finally be rid of me!

Thanks to all the girls and families that have replied to my earlier email, I appreciate the positive response. The DNA will be setting a date for junior sign on soon, and then training dates will be organized – I am hoping to start training at least 4 weeks before the season starts.

If people are interested in helping out at all this year – umpiring, coaching etc then be aware that all volunteers over 15 have to have an ‘ochre card’. It is pretty easy to get, and needs to be done before the season starts. The forms can be found on the government website, or just Google it. I will need to sign these forms, so the sooner the better.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.


Juniors Sign On Day

Latest news is that the new season will start on April 13th. Sign on is next Saturday at the Marrara courts from 9 – 11am. All players will need to complete new registration forms before they are able to play. I welcome all new and returning players to come down and say hi and get your name down. A starting date for training will be finalised by the end of the week, possibly March 14th.

I am keen to get new uniforms for the season and as such am looking for club sponsors. If you know any one who might be able to help us out, drop us a line so that we can send then out an official club proposal letter.

I am pleased to say that at this time we already have an excellent stable of coaches ready to get our girls onto the courts.

If any one can help out at sign on that would be great. It is usually not too busy, but an extra pair of hands is always useful.

If you are not going to play this year could you please let us know so that we can get playing lists organised and I am not chasing up players. Thanks to all those who ahve already replied to my earlier emails.

Go Northern Districts!!!