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
Avon Football League
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	April 21, 2021
o	September 15, 2021

Conducted over ZOOM. Meeting invitations will be sent to Association RWG and Primary contacts.

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 24th June 2022
Venue: Northam Recreation 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 23rd June 2022
Venue: Northam Recreation Centre
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 19th September 2021
Time: 10am - 3pm
Venue: Merredin Recreation & Leisure Centre, Merredin

Umpire Development Academy

Chloe Carlson Baileigh-Rose Grant Nikita Mereyato Juanita Millowick Michelle Shaw

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

Corrigin & Districts NA Sari Cusack Eastern Goldfields NA Aniwa Bishop-Manihera Brooklen Dowson Hali Elps Andrea George Kiriana Hawaikirangi Starsiah Heke-Reweti Talitha Heta Sophie Hutchinson Ell Hywood Saphire Marriott-Symington Taaria Nuku-Thompson Ellie Taylor Ocean Tuduhi-Parker Kaitlyn Verner Razzika Wolgar Merredin NA Sam Anthony Chloe Carlson Makayla Geier Charlotte Grant Darci Jefferys Jessica Lloyd Caitlin Squire Alyssa Taylor Ruby Truglio Northam NA Demi Collins Jasmine Molicki Felicity Oliver Alivia Parker Mikala Penno

Coach Talent Development Group

Jessica Collins Rose Heke Jasmin Holmes Leanne Hunt Olive Mereyato Mel Taylor Pauline Wahlsten

The State Cup Competition provides the opportunity for the players, coaches and umpires in Association and Regional Representative Teams to compete against each other. The State Cup sits within the Netball WA Competition Pathway and is one of the viewing points to move into the next level of programs and pathways. The State Cup Competition is held annually.

2021 Wheatbelt-Goldfields State Cup Teams
Congratulations to the following athletes, coaches and officials selected to attend 2021 State Cup competition:

14U

Demi Collins - Northam NA Makayla Geier - Merredin NA Andrea George - Eastern Goldfields NA Starsiah Heke-Reweti - Eastern Goldfields NA Talitha Heta - Eastern Goldfields NA Sophie Hutchinson - Eastern Goldfields NA Darci Jefferys - Merredin NA Saphire Marriott-Symington - Eastern Goldfields NA Felicity Oliver - Northam NA Alivia Parker - Northam NA Ruby Truglio - Merredin NA Razzika Wolgar - Eastern Goldfields NA Coach Leanne Hunt - Northam NA Assistant Coaches Jessica Collins - Central Wheatbelt NA Pauline Wahlsten - Merredin NA Team Manager Noorliah Lloyd

16U

Samantha Anthony - Merredin NA Chloe Carlson - Merredin NA Brooklen Dowson - Eastern Goldfields NA Charlotte Grant - Merredin NA Ella Hywood - Eastern Goldfields NA Jessica Lloyd - Merredin NA Mikala Penno - Northam NA Caitlin Squire - Merredin NA Alyssa Taylor - Merredin NA Kaytlin Verner - Eastern Goldfields NA Coach Mel Taylor - Eastern Goldfields NA Assistant Coach Jasmin Holmes - Merredin NA Team Manager Leonie Grant 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 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