The NSW netball community will converge on Campbelltown and Camden this weekend for the 2019 HART Senior State Titles.
Formerly known as the Netball NSW State Championships, the three-day event which goes from Saturday to Monday – 8-10 June – will see 180 teams from 89 Associations take part.
The teams will play across three age-groups – Opens, 17/U and 15/U – and across Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Campbelltown Netball Association will play host to Divisions 1 and 2 of the Opens, 17s, and 15s age-groups, while Camden & District Netball Association will welcome participants from Divisions 3 and 4 in the 17s and 15s categories.
State Champions will be crowned on Monday with the Division 1 winners in each respective age-group taking the titles at the end of the long weekend.
As well as the players, coaches and team managers, 339 umpires will be officiating with thousands of fans attending across both venues.
Louise Sullivan, President of Netball NSW, is very excited about the weekend ahead:
“Netball is in a fantastic place. In order to accommodate the sheer size and scope of the State Championships we undertook a detailed review to find out how we could make the event run in the most efficient and sustainable manner.
“After five decades of success it involved some shuffling, and a little rebranding, but in the new Senior State Titles we feel we’ve strengthened our solid foundations as we look towards the next 50 years.
“Thousands will descend on Campbelltown and Camden this weekend and it’s all for the love of netball. How good is that?
“Excitingly, some of our NSW Swifts and GIANTS have recently been chosen to play for the Australian Diamonds at the elite level, but here this weekend we’ll show that our grassroots are every bit as healthy.
“I would like to thank HART Sport, our naming rights partner for this event, for all of their wonderful support and extend those thanks for the following official partners of the Senior State Titles: QBE, BBX and TAFE NSW.”
Sullivan also paid tribute to netball’s volunteer base, who will be out in force again this weekend.
“We are only ever as strong as our volunteer base and I want to make special mention of those who give up their spare time to instill a love of netball in people of all ages, gender, race, sexuality, cultures and backgrounds.
“Our game is everyone’s but our volunteers are netball’s true heroes.”
For more information about the 2019 HART Senior State Titles please visit the competition webpage HERE.