Netball WA President Deane Pieters has thanked the 11 Netball WA Regions for their considerable contributions over the past three decades, ahead of them dissolving in 2019.
Delegates from the Regions voted in favour of adopting the new Netball WA Constitution at this year’s Annual General Meeting, a change that will see voting rights awarded to Tier 1 Associations.
Tier 1 Associations will be required to be incorporated, and sign and comply with the Netball WA Association Annual Affiliation Agreement, as well as ensuring they have the prescribed number of registered playing and non-playing members and unique product participants.
Pieters noted the significance of the reform, and praised the Regions.
“This has truly been a landmark year for netball in Western Australia, and I would particularly like to thank the Regions for their foresight in advancing our game,” Pieters said.
“For the past three decades, the Regions have made incredible contributions to the sport of netball across the State, and on behalf of Netball WA, I say thank you to the countless administrators who have driven our great game.”
“While we acknowledged two volunteers from each Region at this year’s Jill McIntosh Medal, we know that there are hundreds of others who have made invaluable contributions in their respective Regions.”
Netball WA is currently in the process of rolling out the Regional Office Structure, which will see Netball WA staff employed across the State including three metropolitan offices, with one each in the North West, Midwest-Gascoyne, Wheatbelt-Goldfields, Great Southern, South West and Peel.
More information regarding Tier 1 Associations, and the Regional Office Structure, including staffing appointments, will be communicated in the coming week.