The Smarter than Smoking Association Championships are held annually to provide representative participation at all levels within an Association for players, coaches, officials, managers and administrators. The Championships provide the opportunity for the talent identification of players, coaches and umpires, the testing of umpires and an opportunity for Associations to test their pathway progressions against other Associations.
History & Participation
The Association Championships have been held annually since the early 1950’s and were originally known as Country Week, with only country teams participating. The competition has undergone numerous name changes with the current Championships known as the ‘Smarter than Smoking Association Championships’ since 2009 as a result of Netball WA’s partnership with Healthway. Fremantle, Perth and Wanneroo Districts Netball Associations have all held hosting rights in recent years. In 2017, 267 teams from 43 Associations, International Schools, Grassroots and No Limit Programs participated in the Smarter than Smoking Association Championships.