Aboriginal Youth Gala Day

Held annually, the Aboriginal Youth Gala Day forms part of one of the key community Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events in the Netball WA calendar and provides all junior Aboriginal participants with the opportunity to showcase their skills in a competitive environment.

This round robin carnival signifies the official commencement of the Netball WA Aboriginal Grassroots Netball Program. It provides an opportunity for all players and coaches from across the state to come together to participate and enjoy the culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in netball.

The carnival encourages the attendance of the Netball WA Aboriginal Grassroots Sites, community-based teams and teams formed to participate in this event.

Target Audience: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players aged 10-18 years.

2018 marks 10 years since the first Aboriginal Youth Gala Day was held. Originally held exclusively for Grassroots Sites teams, the carnival now caters for all Junior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants.

Since the inaugural carnival was held in 2009, it has grown to become one of Netball WA’s most important events.

Since 2017 Netball WA has partnered with the WA Football Commission to deliver the event side by side with the Nicky Winmar Cup. The combined participation at the two carnivals held in 2018 was in excess of 800 players, coaches and officials.

Netball WA wishes to acknowledge the support provided by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

2023 Aboriginal Youth Gala Day is a round robin competition open to all Junior Aboriginal community teams, with the aim of providing an opportunity for players to show their skills in a competition environment. It signifies the annual commencement of Netball WA’s Grassroot Sites Netball Program.

Age Divisions:
- 12U
- 14U
- 16U
- 18U
- Woolworths NetSetGO (8-10yrs old)*
- 18U boys*
*These divisions will depend on number of entries.

Date: Saturday 22 April
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Southern Districts Netball Association Langford Park Sporting Complex 81 Langford Ave, Langford WA 6147
Team Fee: $242 inc. GST

Team Nominations close: Friday 14 April 2023

Click below for the 2023 Competition Rules and Regulations Manual

In-line with Netball WA’s major partner Healthway and Netball WA Health Guidelines, this is a drug, smoke, vaping and alcohol-free event. No drugs, smoking, vaping or consumption of alcohol is permitted anywhere in or around the venue.

Netball WA  reserves the right to deny entry to, or ask any persons suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol to leave the premises.

Netball WA  reserves the right to deny entry to, and/or ask any spectator/s or participant/s who is found to be aggressive and/or use verbal or physical abuse, against any Netball WA  staff member, workforce, spectator/s or participant/s, to leave the grounds for either part of, or the duration of the Competition.

Please note that participant behaviours during a game will be dealt with under the World Netball "Rules of Netball" 2024 edition and managed by umpires under the appropriate game management protocols.