Pictured above: The NTNA 11U rep side, that were victorious in all four carnivals.
Two Northern based State League teams won the respective RACTI State League premierships this year – what does that mean to the association and region?
NTNA is very proud of the achievements of the Cavaliers 19U Team, and Northern Hawks Opens teams. They are wonderful ambassadors within our Association, and have been assisting with presentations to our premiership teams in both our Senior and Junior Rosters.
What programs/rosters have you been running or plan to run in 2018?
We ran our stand junior and senior rosters, have short mixed and masters competition in June/July/August and have commenced a new mixed and masters roster late September.
Our spring roster commenced mid October, which runs for 8 weeks and is a fun competition to finish the year.
We would also like to offer a boys/mens competition in conjunction with the junior spring roster.
What has been happening in the NTNA community?
Winter rosters have been completed with exciting final games across all divisions. We had 67 senior and 95 junior teams competing. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind to us on the day of the junior grand final, so due to the torrential train we postponed the games and held them over two nights at the Silverdome. Both the young girls and spectators thoroughly enjoyed playing at the Silverdome complex.
The NTNA rep teams had great success at all four carnivals. With the 11U’s being crowned the winners at all the carnivals.
As part of the junior roster NTNA have been conducting Net Set Go clinics every Saturday during the junior roster so young girls can learn and have some fun before joining a team.
Umpiring badging was conducted throughout the season, with lots of inspiring umpires working on and developing their skills and game.
The Young Leaders Programs is being enjoyed by 24 girls this year. They are learning life skills like resume writing, interview techniques and positive mindset, as we netball skills including umpiring, coaching and bench.
How many participants does NTNA currently have?
Seniors = 580
Juniors = 792
Officials = 150
Net Set Go = 154
2018 total = 1676 (compared to 1449 in 2017)
What would you like to achieve as an association, both short and long term?
We would like to see a roster developed which catered for an adapted form of netball which would allow participation from all members of our community.
Indoor facilities would be great!