Under 13 Blue Match Report

The girls had an excellent first half, nice movement of the ball through the centre by Karla, Kimmie and Krystal,  with  Lalani and Grace presenting well in the goal circle. Amy and Becci in defence worked very hard and managed some great intercepts. Changed things around in the last quarter (I thought it was half time!!), and unfortunately we could not capitalize on our opportunities. They held us scoreless in the final term and we went down by two goals. Thanks to Sophie for filling in and well done to Ingrid who had her very first game of netball. A very good all round performance.

Netta Game Report

The first ever game of netball for our girls, they tried hard, but struggled against a team that had obviously played before. They ran out of legs and got very tired at the end. Thanks to Lachlan and Lydia for filling in. Managed to score some goals and got to see how they all performed in different roles on the court. Hopefully practice will now see more relevant to all the girls.

Claire Elliston

Districts U13 Match Reports

Division 2 Blue

The girls played really well for their first game together and  fought out a tough draw. Not having seen the girls play before I was very pleased with their attitude and intent. Best thing was that they listened to everything I said and tried to implement it on the court. Big tick goes to Kimmie who said she did not play centre, but then played the whole game there. Thanks go to Emily James who filled in on the night. Lots to look forward to.

Claire Elliston.

Division 1

Players and coach still getting used to each other. Differences between our game and the Nettas – we are taller, the goal posts are higher and we should know better???

Positives – play improved as the game went on, all players contributed and there was intent to get it right.

Sue Kendrick.

NetSetGo! Schools Ambassador Program

NetSetGo School Ambassador

Are you a primary school teacher who is passionate about netball? Then the NetSetGO! Schools Ambassador Program is for you!

Teachers as Ambassadors for Our Game

The NetSetGO! Schools Ambassador Program has been designed to ensure that netball has a continuous presence at schools and ultimately becomes the sport of choice for young girls. The program offers some exciting benefits to registered ambassadors and, best of all, it’s FREE to join!

Who Can Join?

Netball Australia and its state and territory member organisations are seeking passionate primary school teachers to become School Ambassadors. Registration is open to:

  • Principals
  • Sports coordinators
  • Classroom teachers

Ambassador BenefitsNetSetGo School Ambassador Benefits

As a NetSetGO! Schools Ambassador you will have access to:

  • Interactive Whiteboard/SMART Board product – I want to be a Netballer
  • NetSetGO! Schools Ambassador Polo Shirt
  • 6 x Lesson Plans
  • Information on how to access further resources in your State/Territory

To learn more about the program click here to view the program flyer.

Click here to register to become a NetSetGO! Schools Ambassador.

For further information email – schools@netball.asn.au

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.

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.

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!!!


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.


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.

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.