Wheatbelt - Goldfields

Wheatbelt - Goldfields Regional Office

Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries

298 Fitzgerald Street, Northam, WA 6401

 

Staff Members

Leanne Clune - Membership Coordinator

Email: wbgf.membership@netballwa.com.au

Mobile: 0427 470 020

Erica Carlson - Officials & Development Coordinator

Email: wbgf.development@netballwa.com.au

Mobile: 0428 415 594

Wheatbelt-Goldfields Regional Office Info

Avon
Central Midlands
Central Midlands Coastal
Central Wheatbelt
Corrigin & Districts
Cunderdin
Dalwallinu
Eastern Goldfields
Kellerberrin
Merredin
Mortlock
Northam
Quairading
Wongan Hills
Yilgarn
York Junior
York Senior

o	TBC

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 Mortlock Pod Forum Dates: 12th - 13th March Venue: Wongan Hills Merredin & CDNA Combined Pod Forum Dates: 14th March Venue: Bruce Rock Northam & Avon Combined Pod Forum Dates: 28th March Venue: Northam Eastern Goldfields Pod Forum Dates: 10th April Venue: Kalgoorlie

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

2021 Applications
Opening Date: 1st April 2021
Closing Date: 12th May 2021

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.

Umpiring Workshops

2021 Association Visits

School Holiday Clinics

July 25th - Merredin Intermediate Coach Connect

Coach Connect Courses
Date TBC - Coach Connect - Development - Northam

2019 was the inaugural year for the Wheatbelt-Goldfields Regional Championships. The Wheatbelt-Goldfields Regional 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 North West 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.

2021 WBGF Regional Championships
Dates: Sunday 23rd May
Venue: Merredin Regional & Community Leisure Centre
Times: TBC

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

Primary School Cup
Date: Friday 25th June 2021
Venue: Merredin Recreation Community & Leisure Centre
This primary school carnival will be held as a West Coast Fever Cup, offering a mixed modified competition in two divisions, Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6. Nomination information will be sent to all schools in the Wheatbelt and Goldfields area late in Term 1. For further information please contact Erica at wbgf.development@netballwa.com.au

High School Cup
Date: Thursday 24th June 2021
Venue: Merredin Recreation Community & Leisure Centre
The WBGF High School Cup is in its third year and in 2021 will be held in Merredin for the first time. The carnival will be held as a West Coast Fever Cup, offering 3 divisions, Lower (Years 7 & 8), Middle (Years 9 & 10), and an Open (Boys) division. Nomination information will be sent to all schools in the Wheatbelt Goldfields area late in Term 1. For further information please contact Erica at wbgf.development@netballwa.com.au

Umpires from affiliated Associations in the Wheatbelt-Goldfields may be identified and selected into the Wheatbelt-Goldfields Umpire Development Academy. Umpire selection for this program comes primarily from the Wheatbelt-Goldfields Regional Championships. However, umpires that have been identified at other Carnivals or Association visits can be included into the program. Umpires may be invited to the Wheatbelt-Goldfields Talent Development Camp as a component of the program.

This program offers selected umpires the opportunity for further pathway development both on and off court. 

Program Dates
Date: Sunday 23rd May 2021
Time: TBA
Venue: Merredin Recreation & Leisure Centre, Merredin

Date: Sunday 1st August 2021
Time: 10am - 3pm
Venue: Merredin Recreation & Leisure Centre, Merredin

Date: Sunday 19th September 2021
Time: 10am - 3pm
Venue: Merredin Recreation & Leisure Centre, Merredin

Umpire Development Academy
Posted upon selection.

Athletes and coaches from affiliated Associations in the Wheatbelt-Goldfields may be identified and selected into the Wheatbelt-Goldfields Talent Development Group. The athlete selection for this program comes primarily from the Wheatbelt-Goldfields 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 at camps. State Cup Team athletes and coaches are selected from the Talent Development Camps. Satellite training sessions for selected State Cup Team athletes will be held at the athletes Association in the lead up to the State Cup.  Further information for team athletes can be found further down in the State Cup information.  

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. Wheatbelt-Goldfields representative teams compete in the State Cup Competition ensuring opportunity for the athletes. 

Wheatbelt-Goldfields State Cup Team Training Sessions
Hub Day 1
Date: Sunday 25th July 2021
Time: 10am - 3pm
Venue: Merredin Recreation & Leisure Centre, Merredin

Hub Day 2
Date: Sunday 1st August 2021
Time: 10am - 3pm
Venue: Merredin Recreation & Leisure Centre, Merredin

Date: Sunday 8th August - 5th September 2021
Time: 10am - 12pm
Venue: Satellite Training venues

Hub Day 3
Date: Sunday 19th September 2021
Time: 10am - 3pm
Venue: Merredin Recreation & Leisure Centre, Merredin

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

2021 Wheatbelt-Goldfields State Cup Teams
Posted upon selection

State Cup Competition
Dates: Friday 8th October - Sunday 11th October
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. 

Wheatbelt Athlete Support Program
Emma Draper 
Email: emma.draper@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Goldfields Sports Development Foundation
Farley Fewkes
Telephone: 0427 399 813
Email: ffewkes1@gmail.com

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 the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries (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