Great Southern

Great Southern Regional Office Location

Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries

22 Collie Street, Albany WA 6330

 

Staff Members

Kelly Dominiak - Membership & Development Coordinator

Email: gs.development@netballwa.com.au

Phone: (08) 9892 0161

Mobile: 0417 465 379

Lyndsey Unwin - Officials Coordinator

Email: gs.officials@netballwa.com.au

Mobile: 0429 724 369

Great Southern Regional Office Info

Albany
Borden Pavilion
Denmark
Esperance
Katanning
Kojonup
Narrogin & Districts
Ongerup
Ravensthorpe

o	Saturday 7 March 2020
o	Friday 31 July 2020
o	Monday 26 October 2020

The Netball WA (NWA) Regional Office holds an Association Forum in the first quarter of the year where the Association Presidents, Association Development Officers, and Association Umpire Development Officers come together with NWA Regional Office Staff. The purpose of the Forum is to:
  • Provide NWA and industry updates and information to the Associations
  • Provide development opportunities for Association personnel
  • Discuss and plan future development needs for the regional area
  • An opportunity for the Association to network with each other and NWA
  • An opportunity for Associations to provide relevant and essential feedback to NWA on current needs
2021 Association Forum Details Dates: TBC Venue: TBC

The purpose of the Volunteer of the Year Achievement Award is to recognise a volunteer member within the Netball WA Great Southern regional area that has made a significant contribution to netball in a volunteer capacity over the designated 12-month period.

2020 Applications
Opening Date: Monday 9 March 2020
Closing Date: Monday 27 July 2020

Application form coming soon!

Netball WA (NWA) provides visits, training, development, accreditation, and education workshops to Associations. This servicing is conducted by the Regional Office staff or other contracted staff with the required expertise.
2021 Association Visits
information updated in January

2019 was the inaugural year for the Great Southern Regional Championships. The Championships have age divisions from 12 & Under through to Open and Masters. 

The purpose of the Championships is to:
o	provide a platform for Association representative teams to compete against other Associations in the Great Southern geographical area;
o	provide a platform for Coach mentoring;
o	provide a platform for Umpire coaching and badging;
o	provide Selectors the opportunity for the identification of Coaches, Player’s and Umpire’s for further pathway program’s and regional representative teams;
o	provide an opportunity for the netball community to come together to network and socialise.

Awards:
o	Coach of the Meet
o	Rising Coach
o	Umpire of the Meet
o	Rising Umpire
o	Umpire Badges
o	Best Dressed
o	Sportsmanship Award
o	Premiership Team Medals 
o	Grand Final Umpire Medals

Further information on the Regional Championships including the various Awards will be sent direct to the affiliated Associations.

Dates: Dates to be advised
Venue: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre
Times: To be advised

** please note that times are approximate and may be subject to change dependent on team registration numbers.

Netball WA and other Associations within the region may hold Carnivals during the year that other Associations may wish to attend.

2021 Carnivals:
Information updated in early 2021

WCF High School Cup
Date: To be advised
Venue: Katanning Leisure Centre, Pemble Street, Katanning.

WCF Primary School Cup
Date: Friday 7 August 2020
Venue: Katanning Leisure Centre, Pemble Street, Katanning.

Cranbrook Lightening Carnival
Date: To be advised
Venue: Cranbrook Primary School, King Street, Cranbrook.

Gairdner Lightening Carnival
Date: To be advised
Venue: Gairdner Primary School, Gairdner South Road, Gairdner.

Umpires from affiliated Associations in the Great Southern may be identified and selected into the Great Southern Umpire Development Academy. This program offers the selected umpires the opportunity for further pathway development both on and off court. 

Program Dates
Available soon

Umpire Development Academy
Posted upon selection

Athletes and coaches from affiliated Associations in the Great Southern may be identified and selected into the Great Southern Talent Development Group. The athlete selection for this program comes primarily from the Great Southern Regional Championships. However, if there is a valid reason as to why an athlete or coach is not able to participate in the Championships and they have been identified at other Carnivals or Association visits they may be included into the program. 

This program offers selected athletes and coaches the opportunity for further pathway development both on and off court through day camps and satellite sessions. State Cup Team athletes and coaches are selected from this program. 

Program Dates
August – October 2020

Player Talent Development Group
Posted upon selection

Coach Talent Development Group
Posted upon selection

The State Cup Competition is held in Perth and is a pathway for representative teams from across the state to participate. It is also the platform for Netball WA & State Team Selectors to select athletes for the Fever in Time Program (FIT). Netball WA State 17U & 19U Teams are selected from the FIT Program. Great Southern representative teams compete in the State Cup Competition ensuring opportunity for the athletes. 

2020 Great Southern Team Training Sessions
Dates to be advised

2020 Great Southern State Cup Teams
Posted upon selection

State Cup Competition
Dates: To be advised 
Venue: Gold Netball Centre and Perth Netball Association – Wembley Sports Park Precinct

Further information on the State Cup can be found here.

There are many performance areas to which Coaches, Umpires, and Players from Associations in the region may be selected. We congratulate and celebrate the success of these individuals who through hard work and determination have been selected into the next performance levels.
We thank the Associations and the many others who have assisted them, from their family though to their coaches and mentors that supported and guided them on their journey.
  • Regional Academy of Sport Selection
  • Fever in Time Selection
  • State Team Representation
  • Gold Industry Group WA Netball League

The Department of Local Government Sports and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) works collaboratively with government, community organisations, peak bodies and other stakeholders to achieve their vision of creating a vibrant, inclusive and connected WA community. 

DLGSC as a Major Partner of Netball WA provide funding to assist in the areas of governance, risk management, development and marketing.

Athletes, coaches and umpires who meet criteria may be eligible for DLGSC funding in one or all, of the following:
Regional Athlete Support Program
The Regional Athlete Support Program establishes a state-wide network supporting regional-based talented athletes, coaches and officials which allows athletes to continue their development and progress along the athlete pathway from their home environment.
All Associations in the Great Southern Regional Office geographical area fall within GSSTA, with the exception of Esperance and Narrogin.  

Great Southern Sports Talent Association (GSSTA)
Mel Eastough
Telephone: 9892 0152
Email: gssta@sportshouse.net.au
Website 

Esperance Talent Development Program
Shane Tobin
Telephone: 0418 557 397
Email: shane.tobin@esperance.wa.gov.au
 
Narrogin - Wheatbelt Athlete Support Program (WASP)
Emma Draper
Telephone: 9690 2400 
Email: emma.draper@dlgsc.wa.gov.au
Website

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme
The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme provides funding assistance to regional Western Australian athletes who aspire to reach their full sporting potential. The funding is provided by DLGSC. Athletes must meet the defined categories and be approved by DLGSC & NWA to receive funding.

Click here for information

KidSport
KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees.

Click here for information