All set for a big weekend in the Hunter Region


State Champs 2015 Slider

The countdown is on for the 2016 Samsung State Championships, which will be co-hosted by Newcastle and Charlestown Netball Associations over the June long weekend, 11-13 June.


Please note, the correct Fixtures & Game Times are available below or by downloading the 2016 SAMSUNG State Championships Official Programs (see below).

It’s important when viewing fixtures on the SAMSUNG State Championships page, please refer to the Programme Round on the right-side of the header – this will display the correct round on the day of play. The 2016 Offical Programs (relative to each venue) will also display the correct round and time played.

When viewing fixtures via the MyNetball App, the rounds DO NOT correlate to the programme, and users could be at risk of mistaking the times of rounds.

Therefore Netball NSW strongly advises State Championships participants to view Fixtures via the SAMSUNG State Championships page (referring to the Programme Round) or by downloading the 2016 Official Programs.

2016 SAMSUNG State Championships – Newcastle Official Program
2016 SAMSUNG State Championships – Charlestown Official Program

The 48th instalment of State Championships will see 118 teams – representing 72 Associations – travel from near and far around the State to participate in three days of back-to-back netball action.

The 2016 tournament will see six age-divisions take part; Newcastle will host four divisions – Open Championship, 21/U Championship, 17/U Championship and Division Two – while Open Division Two and 17/U Division Three will take to the courts at Charlestown.

Learn more about the event, draw and competition – HERE

And the title of State Champions isn’t the only trophy up for grabs with the Pat Weston OAM Country Champions Cup also on the line. Introduced in 2009, the Cup is named in honour of Netball NSW and Parramatta Auburn Life Member Pat Weston OAM, and is awarded to the highest placed regional Association (outside Sydney Metro) in the Open Championship division.

“It’s always an exciting time for the netball community when the State Championships roll around,” Netball NSW President Wendy Archer, said.

“It’s one of our iconic events on the calendar, and this year I’m proud to announce 118 teams representing 72 Associations across the State will participate in three days of back-to-back exciting netball.

“It is an exciting time for netball in the greater Newcastle area this weekend. Not only is it hosting the State Championships, but the NSW Swifts and Netball NSW Waratahs will also be taking the court at Newcastle Entertainment Centre for their respective ANZ Championship and Australian Netball League fixtures on Saturday afternoon, 11 June. It’s a netball bonanza in Newcastle!

“Our sincere thanks are extended to Samsung for their support of the 2016 State Championships, as well as Major Partners The Australian College of Physical Education, The Athletes Foot, BBX, Coast2Coast and The Kids’ Cancer Project.

“I’d also like to thank the many hundreds of volunteers who have helped in the lead up to the event; and who will continue to do so across the weekend, and wish all the athletes, umpires and support staff taking part the best of luck.”


Division 2015 Winner 2015 Runners-Up
Open Championship Manly Warringah Randwick
Open Division Two Westlakes Hastings Valley
21/U Championship Charlestown Newcastle
17/U Championship Ku-ring-gai Liverpool City
17/U Division Two Wagga Wagga Lakeside
17/U Division Three Coffs Harbour Maitland


2016 WINNERS of Samsung State Champs – Masters
Over 35s – Manly Warringah
Masters – Gosford

This year for the first time, the Masters division was hosted at netball Central on the weekend of Saturday the 21 & Sunday 22 May. For more information about the Samsung State Championship – Masters results and teams – click HERE