Netball

2023 Netball Program 

We would like to thank Judi Buhagiar for the success of the 2022 program and for her contribution to the GSA Netball program over the past few years.  We would like to welcome our new Head Coaches Jo Ballinger and Jae Evans to the 2023 Netball Program.

The 2023 Netball Program commenced in December 2022 with an Induction for over  44 Netballer’s.  We have again divided the program into The Doc Shop Dare to Develop a Diamond (DDAD) Program and the Development Program.

The DDAD will provide development for potential Netball Victoria Eastern Talent Academy athletes transitioning into the 15/U age group. The focus will be on developing the athlete’s potential for selection into the next level of pathway development, Netball Victoria Eastern Talent Academy, which feeds into the State Team.

The Development program will deliver a shorter program to enhance the skills of athletes with the view for these athletes to be eligible for the DDAD program the following year.

Training Dates/Times

DDAD Sessions  – 

Sunday February 5th – Newborough (outdoor) 9:30 – 1:30

Sunday March 5th – Newborough (outdoor) 10:00 – 12:30

Tuesday March 14th – Fitness Test – Newborough TAFE / GSA Office

Sunday March 19th – Sale (outdoor) 10:00 – 12:30

Sunday April 2nd – Wonthaggi 10:00 – 12:30

ACE Day 18th April 2023

Sunday April 30th – Sale 10:00 – 12:30

Sunday May 7th –Traralgon COMPETITION

Tuesday June 13th – Fitness Test – Newborough TAFE / GSA Office

Sunday July 16th – Churchill 10:00 – 12:30

Sunday August 6th – Sale 10:00 – 12:30

Sunday October 8t h (TBC) – Melbourne COMPETITION – Inter Academy Challenge

Sunday October 15th – Churchill 10:00 – 12:30

Venues: 

Newborough Outdoor Courts, Monash Road, Newborough

Gippsland Regional Sports Complex, Cobains Road, Sale

Bass Coast Community Stadium, 2 McKenzie St, Wonthaggi

Gippsland Regional Indoor Stadium, Catterick Cres, Traralgon

Churchill Leisure Centre, Northways Rd & McDonalds Way, Churchill

Strength and Conditioning dates for 2023:

Zoom sessions to be held on 1st Thursday of every month – 5.00pm – 6.00pm, future dates are as follows:

2nd Feb 6th Jul
2nd Mar 3rd Aug
6th Apr 7th Sept
4th May 5th Oct
1st Jun 2nd Nov

Face to Face sessions are the 3rd Tuesday of the month – 5.30pm – 6.30pm, future dates are as follows:

21st Feb 18th Jul
21st Mar 15th Aug
April – Ace Day 12th Sept
16th May 17th Oct
20th Jun 21st Nov


S & C Locations: 

Bairnsdale – Bairnsdale Aquatic Centre

Leongatha – Chairo Christian School – 101 Horn St Leongatha (in the Gym)

Newborough – GSA Office,  TAFE Gippsland, Yallourn North Campus, Newborough  – Building 10

Sale – Gippsland Grammar – Garnsey Campus, Sale at the Basketball courts

Warragul – St Pauls Anglican Grammar School – 150 Bowen Street Warragul (Senior School Gym)

 

Development Sessions – 

Coaching sessions   –

Sunday March 5th – Newborough (outdoor) 12:30 – 3:00

Sunday March 19th – Sale (outdoor) 1:00 – 3:00

Sunday April 30th – Sale 1:00 – 3:00

Sunday May 7th –Traralgon Competition

Sunday July 16th – Churchill 1:00 – 3:00

Sunday August 6th – Sale 1:00 – 3:00

Sunday October 15th – Churchill 1:00 – 3:00

Venues: 

Newborough Outdoor Courts, Monash Road, Newborough

Gippsland Regional Sports Complex, Cobains Road, Sale

Gippsland Regional Indoor Stadium, Catterick Cres, Traralgon

Churchill Leisure Centre, Northways Rd & McDonalds Way, Churchill

Support Staff

  • Jo Ballinger (Head Coach)
  • Jae Evans (Head Coach)
  • Carol Gregorovich & Angela Chittem (Assistant Coaches)
  • Jodie Whykes (Trainee Coach)
  • Sam Fenton & Trent Morrow – Control High Performance (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Lauren Nicholls – Hex Health (Nutrition)
  • Christopher Shen (Psychology)

Advisory Panel

  • Jo Ballinger (Head Coach)
  • Jae Evans (Head Coach)
  • Judi Buhagiar ( Netball Vic – Gippsland Region)
  • Sarah Collette (Netball Vic)
  • Anita Pistrin (GSA E.O)
  • Sandra Timmer-Arends (GSA Board Rep)

Congratulations to the 2023 Athletes

Dare to Develop a Diamond Development
Natalie Begovic Tahlia Hammond Isabelle Barton
Claudia Blandford Aisha Hibbert Ella Clarke
Kakoda Briar Olivia Holmes Lexi Doherty
Addison Byers Kiara Irish Charlise Eerhard
Lily Carmody Brooke Kelly Amelia Henry
Laura Casella Ella Macfarlane Ruby Mcquillen
Jesse Daly Mischa Moore Vivian O’neill
Tara Dihood Milla Oldham Ava Pattinson
Maizy Duck Ava Pask Jessica Reid
Ruby Fullgrabe Bonnie Rotheram Olivia Stothers
Lilly Fullgrabe Isobelle Scott Aali Stute
Jessica Gerrand Ebony Silvester Alexis Tainton
Indi Glover Daisy Soumilas Beth Wallace
Kira Hamilton Eva Switzer Imogen Ward
Brielle Watson
Lily Wheeler
Congratulations to the Graduating 2022 Athletes
Dare to Develop a Diamond Development
Jazz Anstee Emmy Andrew
Mia Ballinger Ashley Atkinson
Natalie Begovic Lena Blackshaw
Susanna Blines Zoe Briscoe
Tanna Boyle Holly Chila
Maddisyn Brady Ella Clarke
Kakoda Briar Bridee Clymo
Brooke Cahill Lara Cocksedge
Eva Corcoran April Dinsdale
Sage Deenen Charlotte Durkin
Tara Dihood Indi Eden
Lily Dinsdale Kallarnie Francis
Maizy Duck Lilly Fullgrabe
Brylie Earwicker Ellie Georgie
Ruby Fullgrabe Milena Gleeson
Tahlia Hammond Kira Hamilton
Shari Harris Lanah Hill
Lucy Heber Indiana Lynn
Aisha Hibbert Lauren Marx
Halle Jackson Lexie McNaughton
Mackenzie Lett Mischa Moore
Courtney McWhinney Cora-Lynn Munnich
Gemma Meadley Heidi Nicholas
Aleeah Munnich Mia O’Brien
Lara Noblett Vivian O’Neill
Airlie Pearson Ava Pigdon
Olivia Pearson Eve Sabell
Tyla Peters Ali Stute
Amber Rickard Mia Tweddle
Sophie Scott Georgia Vardy
Tarla Stewart
Mahli Stothers
Claire Thorburn
Sianna Wilkinson
Kira Wilson