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: kelly.dominiak@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 6 March 2021
o	Friday 30 July 2021
o	Monday 25 October 2021

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: Sat 6-Sun 7 March 2021 Venue: Kobeelya Function & Accommodation Centre, Brownie St, Katanning

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.

2021 Applications
Opening Date: Monday 8 March 2021
Closing Date: Monday 26 July 2021

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
Development Coordinator
• Esperance: Monday 29 March - Thursday 1 April
• Narrogin: Friday 14 May - Monday 17 May

Officials Coordinator
• Albany: Sunday 2 May
• Narrogin (Pingelly): Friday 9 July - Sunday 11 July

2021 Coaching Courses
Albany
Course: Foundation Coach Connect
Date: Sunday 14 March 2021
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Barker Rd, Albany
 
Course: Development Coaching Accreditation
Date: Sun 28 March 2021
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm
Venue: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Barker Rd, Albany
 
Course: Intermediate Coach Connect
Date: Sun 23 May 2021
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Barker Rd, Albany
 
Esperance
Course: Development Coach Connect
Date: Monday 29 March 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Bay of Isles Leisure Centre, 21 Black St, Esperance
 
Narrogin
Course -Development Coach Connect
Date: Sunday 16 May 2021
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Narrogin Leisure Centre, Clayton Rd, Narrogin

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: Friday 30 July - Sunday 1 August
Venue: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Barker Rd, Albany
Times: Friday 5:30pm to Sunday 3:00pm

** 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:
Albany Junior Carnival
Date: Sunday 20th June 2021
Venue: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Barker Rd, Albany
 
Over 30’s Carnival
Date: TBC
Venue: TBC

WCF High School Cup
Date: Thursday 6 May 2021
Venue: Katanning Leisure Centre, Pemble Street, Katanning.

WCF Primary School Cup
Date: Friday 6 August 2021
Venue: Katanning Leisure Centre, Pemble Street, Katanning.

Cranbrook Lightning Carnival
Date: Friday 11 June 2021
Venue: Cranbrook Primary School, King Street, Cranbrook.

Gairdner Lightning Carnival
Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021
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
2nd March: Welcome, introduction and home program 6.15 PM
7th March: WANL Underpinning Academy Challenge in Katanning
10th April: Borden X Fast Five Cup
May- Aug: NWA C-B Badge Program mentoring
11th July: Workshop and WANL game Pingelly
30th July-1st Aug: GS Regional Championships
15th Aug: Hub Day Katanning
5th Sep: Hub Day Katanning
6th-10th Oct: State Cup camp and competition (upon selection) – Perth

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 2021

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. 

State Cup Squad Training Sessions:
Hub Day 1
Date: Sunday 15 August 2021
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Venue: Katanning Leisure Centre, Pemble Street, Katanning
 
Hub Day 2
Date: Sunday 29 August 2021
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm                 
Venue: Katanning Leisure Centre, Pemble Street, Katanning
 

State Cup Team Training Sessions
Date: Sunday 12 September 2021
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Barker Rd, Albany
 
State Cup Competition
Camp Wednesday 6 October – Sunday 10 October 2021
Venue: Ern Halliday Recreation Camp, Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys
Hub Days (Specialist coaching) Thursday 7 October 2021
Competition Friday 8 October – Sun 10 October 2021. State Netball Centre Perth
 
Age Groups available for Selection:
14U Division: 2007, 2008 and 2009 born
16U Division: 2005 and 2006 born
18U Division: 2003 and 2004 born
Open Division: TBA
Selections will occur via selection process at State Cup Squad training sessions

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