Netball NSW ushered in a new era on Monday 1 December 2014, when the State’s governing body moved into its $35M centre of excellence, Netball Central, at Sydney Olympic Park.
To coincide with this move, Netball NSW unveiled a new corporate logo and style (below) replacing the long standing previous logo. The new logo, an adoption of Netball Australia’s “One Brand” launched in 2005, retains the traditional Netball NSW blue while incorporating a modern grey tone.
Netball in New South Wales in on the cusp of an exciting 12-months, with Sydney to welcome the world as Netball Central hosts the 2015 ANZ Championship Official Pre-Season Summer Shootout during February, and in August, both Netball Central and Allphones Arena take centre stage as host venues for the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015. Netball Central will also be the venue for the 2015 Unders 17s and Unders 19s National Netball Championships from 14-19 April.
“Today is a landmark day in the history of netball in NSW,” said Netball NSW Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Campbell said.
“As we enter such a focal period for the sport in the State, we felt this was the right time to adopt a logo which better reflects the progressive and dynamic brand we are, while respecting our rich history.”
The move to Netball Central draws to a close the governing body’s 34 year association with the Anne Clark Centre in Lidcombe, a period in time which will forever be remembered for setting the strong foundations for the sport’s growing success in NSW.
“Netball is the number one participation sport for females in NSW with over 112,000 registered members, and Netball NSW is revered by its peers as a leader in producing sporting excellence both on and off court,” Campbell expressed.
“The move to Netball Central, in the elite sporting precinct of Sydney Olympic Park, will ensure netball remains a Premier Sport and continues to inspire, develop and produce the finest athletes, coaches, umpires and administrators for generations to come,” concluded Carolyn Campbell.
In addition to being the administration Headquarters of Netball NSW and the NSW Swifts, Netball Central will house a “show court” with seating for approximately 850 people plus five further courts (all courts feature state-of-the-art timber sprung flooring), a training and education room, extra meeting rooms, medical facilities, a Café, and it will also be home to the Netball NSW Hall of Fame.
Netball NSW is hugely excited to show this facility off to the wider community with a number of open days in 2015 (details to be announced in due course).