2017 Netball NSW State Teams

In September 2016, Netball NSW confirmed the NSW State Team Officials for the 2017 National Netball Championships, to be held in Canberra, ACT, from 19-24 April, 2017.
CLICK HERE for full announcement.

NSW 17/U Team
Head Coach: Lenore Blades
Assistant Coach: Colleen Mitchell
Apprentice Coach: Kirstie Fuller
Team Manager: Nikki Welsford

NSW 19/U Team 
Head Coach: Pate Cooper
Assistant Coach: Nardia Macdonald
Team Manager: Maureen Stephenson OAM

Jobs Available:
Netball NSW is now looking for Expressions of Interest for 2017 Team Manager > CLICK HERE

2017 Netball NSW Waratahs

On Thursday 15 December, Netball NSW announced the 10 athletes selected to represent the Netball NSW Waratahs during the 2017 Australian Netball League:
Olivia Coleman (St George District)
Nikki Deegenaars (City of Sydney)
Tayla Fraser (Baulkham Hills Shire)
Lili Gorman-Brown (Sutherland Shire)
Georgia Marshall (Manly Warringah)
Georgia M. Marshall (Eastwood Ryde)
Alison Miller (Ku-ring-gai)
Hayley Mulheron (Blacktown City)
Vanessa Mullampy (Penrith District)
Ashley Valeni (Sutherland Shire)
Head Coach: Briony Akle
Assistant Coach: Sonia Mkoloma
Apprentice Coach: Leonie Stewart-Weeks

Click here to visit the Netball NSW Waratahs page.

2017 21/U National Netball Championships | UPDATE
On Tuesday 27 September, Netball Australia confirmed there would be no 21/U National Netball Championships contested in 2017.

“We will have nearly 200 athletes preparing week to week for intense NNL and ANL level competition, complemented by strong State and Premier League competitions around the country,” Netball Australia’s Head of High Performance Andrew Collins said.

“We need to get the balance of competitive opportunity as well as providing time for athletes to continue to work on their physical and technical development outside of competition time.

“The 21/U National Netball Championships has been an important part of the netball calendar for many years, but our data shows that there is significant duplication with this championship and other national level competition and we needed to address this.”
CLICK HERE to read the full announcement.

2017 NSW 17/U Team – Key Dates
Sat 12 Nov, 2016Phase 2 Selection Trials
Sat 19 Nov, 2016Phase 3 Selection Trials
Sat 26 Nov – Sat 17 Dec, 2016Talent Squad Training
Wed 21 Dec, 2016NSW 17/U Team Announced
Sun 15 Jan, 2017NSW 17/U Team Induction
Fri 20 Jan, 2017Training commences (12 week lead-in)
Wed 19 – Mon 24 Apr, 201717/U National Netball Championships – Canberra, ACT


2017 NSW 19/U Team – Key Dates
Sat 5 Nov, 2016Phase 2 Selection Trials
Sat 26 Nov – Sat 17 Dec, 2016Talent Squad Training
Wed 21 Dec, 2016NSW 19/U Team Announced
Sun 15 Jan, 2017NSW 19/U Team Induction
Fri 20 Jan, 2017Training commences (12 week lead-in)
Wed 19 – Mon 24 Apr, 201719/U National Netball Championships – Canberra, ACT


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A History of the National Championships

New South Wales has a long and distinguished history of quality performances at National Championships at Open, 21/U, 19/U and 17/U level.

The Open National Championships began in 1926 and concluded in 2005 as the national league became more prominent.

The 21/U championship began in 1958, while the 19/U and 17/U divisions commenced in 1985 and are played together at Easter.

NSW teams have accumulated a total of 56 national titles (as at 24/10/2013).

  • NSW Open Titles: 18
  • NSW 21/U Titles: 16 (1974, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1897, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1998, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 – team pictured below, right, 2012)
  • NSW 19/U Titles: 9 (1988, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015)
  • NSW 17/U Titles: 13 (1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012)

One of the most well known winning streaks of NSW was the eight-year title run by Open State Team coach Margaret Corbett from 1987– 1994, known as the Golden Boot Era (pictured below, left).

State Teams 1 State Teams 2

NSW is proud of its state team history and wishes all future players, coaches, managers and umpires every success, and enjoyment at the championships.

Each year the selection process for the 17/U and 19/U state teams begins around September, nominations from players are taken at this time. Application forms for the state teams can be obtained through the Netball NSW website or your local Association.

The selection process involves three trials for the 17/U Team and two trials for the 19/U Team – usually held in November and December. National Championships for these teams is usually held in April of each year.

Players nominating for these teams must be either 17/U, 19/U or 21/U at the 31 December in the year of competition.

Australian Netball League

In 2008, coinciding with the introduction of the trans-Tasman netball league – the ANZ Championship – Netball Australia introduced the Australian Netball League (ANL).

The ANL bridges the gap between State League competition and the ANZ Championship by providing a national pathway for players, coaches, umpires, score bench and technical officials.

Netball NSW fielded one team in the 2015 and 2016 competitions (Netball NSW Waratahs), after fielding two teams, the Netball NSW Blues and Netball NSW Waratahs from 2008-2014).

NSW teams have won one title in the Australian Netball League (as at 10/10/2013):
2011 (Netball NSW Waratahs)