New South Wales representative teams compete in a number of Australian and Trans-Tasman competitions.
National Netball Championships
NSW 17/U, 19/U and 21/U Teams compete at the annual National Netball Championships, with the 17/U and 19/U National Netball Championships held together, whilst the 21/U National Netball Championships is a separate tournament.
For more information on the National Championships and the NSW teams that compete, go to the State Teams page.
Australian Netball League
The Australian Netball League (ANL) was introduced in 2008, coinciding with the introduction of the ANZ Championship (Trans-Tasman Netball League) to bridge the gap between State League competition and the ANZ Championship by providing a national pathway for players, coaches, umpires, score bench and technical officials. Two teams represented NSW in the ANL from 2008-2014, the Netball NSW Blues and Netball NSW Waratahs, with the Netball NSW Waratahs to be the sole representatives in 2015 (read more).
For more information on the Australian Netball League and the NSW teams that compete, go to the State Teams page.
Suncorp Super Netball
Netball Australia announced in May 2016 that a new Australian only, eight-team national league will commence in February 2017, which is set to be the world’s premier women’s sporting league. The new league, which replaces the ANZ Championship which ran from 2008 to 2016, will consist of the five current Australian ANZ Championship teams – Adelaide Thunderbirds, Melbourne Vixens, NSW Swifts (owned by Netball NSW), Queensland Firebirds and West Coast Fever – in addition to three new teams. Collingwood, the Sunshine Coast Lighting and GIANTS Netball (also owned by Netball NSW, working in a strategic alliance with GIANTS AFL) .
In November Netball Australia announced that the new league would be known as Suncorp Super Netball.
In July, Netball Australia confirmed it would be lifting the previous ANZ Championship restrictions on imports, allowing Clubs to have an unlimited number of international athletes on their roster for 2017. For more information visit nswswifts.com.au, giantsnetball.com.au and supernetball.com.au
Australian representative teams compete in a number of international competitions, headed by the Australian Diamonds, whose intense rivalry with the New Zealand Silver Ferns continues throughout the Constellation Cup (international Test between the two) to the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.