Welcome as Grafton Netball commences the season for 2015.

 Important dates to keep in mind are our sign-on days for all clubs that will take place at the netball courts on Bacon Street. On the 14th and 21st of February from 12pm - 2pm club delegates will be present for either team or individual registration available to ages five years old and onwards. Players should keep in mind that fees for the year will need to be paid either during initial registration or shortly after, as there will be a “no pay, no play” rule imposed on all players by week 2 of the competition season, which will commence March 14th. We look forward to seeing both new and old faces join us for the upcoming netball season.



Our association already has plenty planned before the season arrives in a few weeks time. A foundation coaching clinic will be taking place in Maclean (Lower Clarence) on February 15th for all those who wish to learn or simply update their credentials. For more information please contact our coaching coordinator, Kim Blinman, on 0427646933. 

GNA will be hosting a FREE Net Ed coaching day on March 7th running from 9am - 4pm, which will cover spatial awareness, footwork skills, centre court specialisation and offence specific to the goal circle. This is a fantastic opportunity for coaches of all levels to develop their skills and support our association.

Once again, if you require any additional information, please contact our coaching coordinator, Kim Blinman. 



GNA is also planning a Net Ed umpiring course which will take place sometime within the next few weeks, so be sure to look out for updates in the future if you are interested.



Our association is currently calling for player nominations for Grafton’s 2015 State League team. This team will have the opportunity to represent our city against other teams from our region, with the first round taking place in Yamba, March 15th, followed by the second round being played in Lismore, April 26th. If you are a senior player and are interested in representing our association in this annual competition, please contact Brooke Burton on 0437 426 070.



There are still vacancies in our 12yrs representative team for 2015. If there are any players in this age group (born in 2003) that are interested in taking part in our rep program, please contact Brooke Burton, or feel free to come to our first rep training on Jan 29th. Our representative training sessions will commence for the year as follows:

January 28th


January 29th
12yrs, 13yrs, 14yrs, 15yrs

March 5th
Development squad (11yrs)

All training sessions will run from 4:30pm - 6:30pm.

A parent meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan 29th at 6pm, where we will discuss fundraising and any questions will be able to be addressed by our rep liaison, Sharyn Osborne.


To keep up to date with everything netball join our Facebook page (Grafton Netball Association) or head to the website: www.graftonnetball.sportingpulse.net


North Coast Academy of Sport   (FINAL DAYS FOR APPLYING)

Athlete Applications Open for 2015 Netball Program

Selection Process, Date and Venue....

The selection process will follow the following steps:
1. Prospective athletes complete and submit a trial application form by Friday 30th January 2015

2. The selection trials will take place on one of the following date: Sunday 15th February

All prospects will be notified of the trials once the date has been confirmed. This will be via email so please ensure at least one active e-mail address is provided on your application. The date will also be advertised through the NCAS website and Facebook page.

Location: Sportzcentral Stadium, Bray st, Coffs Harbour

Time: 10:00am to 3:30pm (TBC)

Cost: $30 (does not include lunch or drinks)
What to bring:

Training attire & shoes: if you are a previous NCAS squad member, please do not wear any NCAS clothing

A netball clearly marked with your name

Drink bottle, water & lunch

Strapping, & Ice pack for cool down.




Rhinos: Sandra Hastings - sjhastings7@yahoo.com.au
City Club: Cate - cmwauchope@gmail.com
SSB or CVAS: Mandy Searle - mandymum7@hotmail.com
Grafton High: Wendy Green - we3girls11@hotmail.com or ph 66447554
Northside: Annette Lloyd - icsamuel@bigpond.com or mob 0429948622
Tucabia: Ashley King - tucabianetball@hotmail.com
Grafton Redmen: Michelle Call - meish33@hotmail.com or 0438424398, and Sarah Templeton - saraht@westlawn.com.au or 0411631216




Notice Board



14th - Grafton Netball Saturday comp sign on day 12pm to 2pm
15th - Foundation coaching course (Lower Clarence)
16th - Grafton Netball monthly meeting

21st - Grafton Netball Saturday comp sign on day 12pm to 2pm
22nd - Development coaching course (Lower Clarence)


2nd - Grafton Netball Grading Meeting
14th - Winter Competition Commences
15th - Round 1 State League (Regional meeting)
16th - Grafton Netball monthly meeting
22nd - Grafton 17yrs to Open Rep Carnival
29th - Grafton 12yrs to 15yrs Rep Carnival


19th - Casino Rep Carnival ( 12yrs to Open)
20th - Grafton Netball monthly meeting
26th - Round 2 State League


3rd - Brunswick/Byron Rep Carnival (12yrs to Open)
10th - Mothers Day
17th - Lismore Rep Carnival (12yrs to Open)
18th - Grafton Netball monthly meeting
24th - Coffs Harbour Rep Carnival (12yrs to Open)
31st - Lower Clarence Rep Carnival (12yrs to 15yrs)


6th to 8th - State Championships 17yrs (Illawarra)
14th - Ballina Rep Carnival (12yrs to 15yrs)
15th - Grafton Netball monthly meeting
27th to 29th - State Age Championships (Penrith)


TBA - Rep Presentation Dinner
20th - Grafton Netball monthly meeting


2nd - Grafton All Age Carnival
17th - Grafton Netball monthly meeting


6th - Regional meeting
21st - Grafton Netball monthly meeting


19th - Grafton Netball monthly meeting/AGM