Charlestown Netball Association Inc.
Netball Courts - Dudley Road, near Central Charlestown Leagues Club.
PO Box 471 Charlestown 2290
Phone/fax 4943 2805.







News Archives 2007 to 2008

Thanks to all players and coaches and sponsors and committee for a very successful year
and please have a safe and Happy Christmas and New Year with your families.
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2nd December 2008. The following list of coaches appointed to the
Representative Teams for 2009 has been updated.

Opens    Coach - Rochelle Dooley    Manager - Roz Richards
U/21's    Coach - Deb Cowburn    Manager - Sue Burgess
U/17's    Coach - Gail Mayers    Assistant Coach - Lisa Clarke
Manager - Dominique Squires
U/15's    Coach - Deb Cowburn    Assistant Coach - Amanda Cowburn
Manager - Robyn Price
U/14's    Coach - Traci Baber    Assistant Coach - Kellie Agland
Manager - Debbie Kemp
U/13's    Coach - Jane Thomas    Assistant Coach - Lexi Petersen
Manager - Linda Gunness
U/12's    Coach - Jessica Agius    Manager - Terrie Agius
U/11's    Coach - Belinda Downie    Coach - Elizabeth Mansfield

6th November 2008. ☼ Koori Netball Competition ☼

Players have been selected for the Netball NSW Indigenous School Girl Squad & the Development Squad - see Representative Teams.

The School Girl Squad contact person is Janet Mason
- Ph:-6756 2267, 0429 236 619.

The Development Squad contact person is Ros Fraser
- Ph:-9646 5666, 0410 522 263.

2008 Grand Finals for the Macquarie Cup Schools competition
(Friday 26th September)

Congratulations to everyone who played in the Grand Finals.

Junior Red
Winners     Charlestown East
Runners-Up     Floraville

Junior Blue
Winners     Eleebana
Runners-Up     Floraville

Senior Red
Winners     St Joseph’s Squirts
Runners-Up     Floraville

Senior Blue
Winners     St Benedicts
Runners-Up     Floraville

Senior White
Winners     Jewells Emeralds
Runners-Up     St Joseph’s Starbursts

Congratulations to everyone who played in the Grand Finals on 30th August and these are the winners:
10 Years Red - Kahibah Kutie Pies
10 Years Blue - Kahibah Dynamites
Juniors - Kahibah Kameos
Intermediate Blue - Fireworks
Intermediate White - Macquarie Jazz
Cadets Blue - Dudley Redhead Sirens
Senior A1 - Baywaves
Senior B1 - The Moo Moos
Senior C - Central Roaring 40's

The Curves Open Grand Final was a hard fought game going into extra time
with Just Us the winner by two goals.
The inaugural winner of the Irene Murray Medal for 'Player of the Match' was Jodie Buckley.
Congratulations to both teams and Jodie.

Scores of all games on the Results page.

If you are interested in playing Twilight, registrations are on Saturday 20 September 2008 (1:30pm - 3:30pm) at the clubhouse Bula Street Whitebridge.
All players and teams are most welcome.

Twilight commences on Monday 13 October 2008 and finishes on Monday 1 December 2008, for all enquiries please phone the secretary Marie Caddies on 4943 2805.

9th August 2008. Netball NSW has requested the Hunter Academy of Sport to select a 15 year old team to train and participate in an Inter Academy Tournament on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2008 at the Anne Clark Centre at Lidcombe.
NSW selectors will select the players for the 15 years NSW Talent Squad, the Highly Commended Squad and the Tall Timbers Squad based on the performances at the State Age Championships and at the Inter Academy Tournament.

To achieve this goal the Hunter Academy of Sport invites girls who will be 15 years of age or younger in 2008 to attend a selection trial on Sunday 10th August 2008 at the Hunter Valley Grammar School, South Seas Drive, Ashtonfield from 8:30am.
Twelve (12) players will be selected to represent the Hunter Academy of Sport at the above tournament.

Application Forms and map of where the selection Trials will be held are available from the Secretary Marie Caddies, the office at Charlestown Netball or from the Hunter Academy of Sport.

Selections for the 2009 Representative Development Squads will take place on
Sunday 21 September 2008.
15 Years - 8:30am    14 Years - 10:30am
  13 Years - 1:30pm    12 Years - 3:00pm
Players are requested when attending selections to please wear black shorts/bike pants and a white shirt.
Applications for Representative Personnel (Coaches, Co-Coaches and Representative Co-Ordinator) for 2009 close on Friday 5 September 2008. Please see the Forms page for application form.

28th July 2008. A very big thanks to each and every one of our members, your participation in the Mufti Day made me very proud to belong to an Association where everyone comes on board and supports not only the Association's venture, but also the wonderful organisation of Camp Quality.
Our visitors Mark Hughes and Alison Broadbent from Sportsplay along with Patrick Murphy who brought along photos of himself in a Charlestown Netball shirt walking the Kokoda Trail(!) were equally impressed with the day.
Together we raised $2,250 what a magnificent effort. Please pass on my thanks to all your members.

Thanks also goes to the dedicated members who worked tirelessly yesterday at our Cure our Kids carnival, it was also a huge success. Without your support we could not do these wonderful things, thank you.

Mufti Day - Saturday 26 July 2008 with all proceeds going to Camp Quality.
Congratulations to everyone for the wonderful effort today. Your tremendous support for Camp Quality resulted in a donation of over $2,200. Well done everyone.

Also visiting us on Saturday 26 July is iPRIME - iPRIME Sportsplay is about our shared sports experiences, what we do together….
iPRIME Sportsplay is a free and secure online social networking space for you and your team, developed by the team at iPRIME, part of Prime Television. It’s for everyone who loves and plays sport – players, fans, coaches, administrators, friends and family.
You can:
1) Create and share stories – through blogs and group discussion, and by sharing photos and video
2) Share team information – organise who’s bringing the oranges, confirm training schedules, advise of a change in venue, or simply rev up the team for the next game...

On Saturday 26 July 2008, iPRIME Sportsplay will be at the Charlestown Courts with their two Ambassadors, Alison Broadbent and Mark Hughes. A Commonwealth Games gold and silver medallist, Alison is a former Sydney Swifts player and held a place on the Australian Open Netball team for 5 years.
With 186 first grade rugby league games under his belt, Mark Hughes is a former State of Origin player and one of only 6 people to have played in both of Newcastle's premierships in 1997 and 2001. They both bring a wealth of sporting experience to their roles as iPRIME Sportsplay Ambassadors and will be at the Charlestown Courts from 11.30am - 1.30pm on 26 July to meet with the players and coaches.

The Association wishes to congratulate our our players, coaches, co-coaches, managers, umpires and officials who participated at the recent Netball NSW State Age Championships at Maitland. A fantastic effort from all involved !!
The Association wishes to thank all our wonderful volunteers who helped at Charlestown over the Netball NSW State Age Championships, your support to the Association was tremendous and your contribution outstanding. Thank you one and all !!

Charlestown Netball Association and Cure our Kids Netball Cancer Challenge
27 July 2008.

Charlestown Netball Association invites teams to be a part of our All Age Carnival on Sunday 27 July 2008 with proceeds going to Cure Our Kids.
For more information and registration form please click here.

28th June. The Association sends their best wishes to the 12 Years, 13 Years, 14 Years and 15 Years Representative Teams who are competing at the NSW State Age Championships at Maitland on Saturday, 5th July, 2008.
Good luck and best wishes to all players, coaches, co-coaches, managers and umpires.

Junior netballers on the hunt for state title glory
An article from the Newcastle Herald BY NEIL GOFFET
THOUSANDS of junior players will invade the Hunter this weekend when Maitland, Newcastle and Charlestown host the 2008 Netball NSW State Age Championships.
More than 3600 players, comprising 305 teams from 86 netball associations in NSW, will create what is recognised as one of the largest single sporting events in the southern hemisphere.
Held every year on the first weekend of the winter school holidays, the state age championships have four age groups 12, 13, 14 and 15 years and there are three divisions in each group.
The most popular age group is division three of the 13 years, where 30 teams will fight for the state title.
The growing number of players has forced officials to spread the tournament over three associations this year.
Maitland will host the championship divisions, Newcastle will be home to the division two teams and the division three state championships will be decided at Charlestown courts.
Natalie Horn will lead the Charlestown 15-years team into battle against Maitland and Newcastle in the top division.

11th June. Congratulations to the Opens team who came 3rd in the State, well done girls and to Kristen Weaver from the Open's who was selected in the NSW President's 12 Team. Congratulations also to our U/17's team who came 11th in the State. A mighty effort from both teams.

31st May. Congratulations to Kellie Aglind who attained her National 'B' badge to-day and to Larissa Findlay who attained her National 'C' badge.
24th May. Congratulations to Jessica Agius on attaining her National 'C' Badge today. Well done Jess !!

17th May. Congratulations to Courtney Henderson who gained her upgrade to a National 'B' badge today. Well done Courtney!

Congratulations to the players who were selected in the 11 years development squad: please click on the representative button for a list of the players.

10th May. The Association congratulates Amanda Flick who received her National 'B' badge today along with Penny Hoey who received her National 'C' badge. Well done ladies !!

9th May 2008. The Schools Competition has begun, results and table now available.

4th May 2008.

Congratulation to the U/15's who were runners up in Sate League Region 2, Division 3.

16th April 2008.

National U/17's Championships.
Congratulations to Jessica Dorn - a team member of the NSW U/17's Waratahs who were narrowly beaten by one point by Victoria in the Grand Final of the National Championships in Perth. Well done Jess!!
Congratulations also to Netball NSW for their win at the Nationals in the U/19's and U/21's.
At the recent Charlestown Netball AGM, Dianne Pascoe was re-elected as President. In her report Dianne congratulated all the executive and members on a very successful 2007 and thanked them for all their support. The members bade farewell to and thanked long time Coaching Convenor, Glenda Geyer who has taken on a role outside the Executive.

Charlestown Netball and GPT
Charlestown Netball Association and GPT, the company who owns Charlestown Square have made an arrangement to utilise the car park at the Charlestown Netball facility, over the period of the redevelopment of Charlestown Square.
The partnership between GPT and us proposes that, when the car park is not in use by netball, it would be utilised as Charlestown Square's off-site retail staff car park, from Monday to Friday.
The proposal enables dual use of the site, with an area within the car park to remain available for netball training access. On the days where we have competitions scheduled, the car park would not be utilised as a car park by GPT.
As part of the proposal, GPT will employ security personnel to be on-site, to manage the arrival and departure of retailers and protect the car park from theft and vandalism.

Modified Coaching Morning
A coaching morning for all Coaches of Modified Teams will take place at 8:30am, Saturday 10 May 2008 in the clubhouse prior to the commencement of the Modified Games. Glenda Geyer will be running the course and every coach is invited/encouraged to attend. .

Registrations for the 2008 season will be on 1st March 2008 (1:30pm - 3:30pm) at the Charlestown Netball Clubhouse.
Details of fees and membership forms are on the Forms page. For all enquiries, please phone Marie Caddies (Secretary) 4943 2805 or Dianne Pascoe (President) 4943 3009 or 0408 689150.
8th February 2008. Congratulations to Jessica Dorn who was recently named in the U/17 NSW State Team, well done Jess !!

Selections for the U/12 Representative team, which was cancelled due to wet weather will now be held on Monday 11 February, 6:00pm at the clubhouse.
Players who were successful in the Representative teams for 2008 can be found by clicking the Representative button on the left hand side of the page.

25th January 2008. Hunter Region Netball Inc. will be conducting a full 2 round competition at Gateshead Indoor Centre for A grade senior teams commencing in 8 April 2008.

The competition will be known as the KOMBAT CUP and is open to members of district associations and entry forms are available from the secretary Marie Caddies, Secretary phone 4943 2805.

16th January 2008. Hunter United will be entering 2 teams in the Metropolitan State League competition in 2008 and a squad has been selected including at least 6 players with division 1 ranking and 6 with division 2.
Any players with division 1 or 2 ranking who would like to be considered for inclusion in the squad should contact Dianne Pascoe on 49 433009 or 0408689150. Training will commence next week with the final make up of the teams to be named in early February.

"KOMBAT" is the much valued sponsor of Hunter United and is the preferred supplier. The players and management members are proud to be associated with "KOMBAT".

2nd January 2008.
Congratulations to Jessica Dorn and Tegan Dennis who have progressed through the NSW Under 17 selection phases and will face final selection in January 2008. Good luck girls.

Registrations for the 2008 season - 2nd and 9th of February 2008, for all players in clubs at the Charlestown Netball Clubhouse (9:30am - 3:30pm) and for Independent Teams and Clubs 1st March 2008 (1:30pm - 3:30pm).
For all enquiries please phone Marie Caddies (Secretary) 4943 2805 or Dianne Pascoe (President) 4943 3009 or 0408 689150.

21st November. HUNTER UNITED: Selections for the two Hunter United teams will take place on Wednesday 5th December 2007, 6-30pm at the Maitland Federation Centre.

26th October. Congratulations to the players who made the 13s, 14s and 15 years Development Squads. See the Representative Teams page for details.

The Twilight Competition commenced on 15th October 2007.
Juniors and Intermediates play at 6:30pm and Seniors 7:45pm. Players selected in the 12 years Development Squad will also compete in the Twilight comp. Please see the Results page for the draw, round 1 and 2 results and competition table.
26th October. Congratulations to the players who made the 13s, 14s and 15 years Development Squads. See the Representative Teams page for details. Training and fitness begin from next week.

Congratulations to Tegan Dennis who was selected in the NSW 15 years Talent Squad. Also to Samantha Smit and Eloise Ireland who were selected in the NSW Tall Players Squad.

14th September 2007.
Macquarie Cup Finals were played on Friday 14th September and we were delighted to have Jon Fletcher from the Hunter Jaegers present the trophies.
Junior Division - Floraville Red with Floraville Blue runners up.
Senior Division - Floraville with Belmont Christian runners up and Valentine third.
All players were presented with a certificate of participation and winners and runners up a medal, the winning school was also presented with a perpetual trophy.
Congratulations to each and every player in the competition and we look forward to the 2008 competition.
see Schools page for more photos

Coaches for the 2008 representative season have been appointed - click on the Representative Button to find out who they are.
1 September
The road to the grand final has finished for the The State League team, as they were beaten in the final on Saturday 1 September by Fairfield in a hard fought game.
Congratulations to all the players in the team for a great season, you did the Association proud!!

The Commonwealth Bank has generously supplied 40 Best and Fairest Netball Awards in the form of Award Saver Accounts to the value of $25 each, as well as coaching equipment for the Association.
The awards were presented to players at their Presentation Nights by Nola Bennett, the Branch Manager of the Commonwealth Bank at Charlestown Square.
The Association looks forward to 2008, where there will be the opportunity to forge further partnerships with the Commonwealth Bank.

The State League team play in the Semi-finals on Saturday 1 September 2007. Good luck girls!!
*The Twilight Competition commences on October 15 2007. Juniors and Intermediates play at 6:30pm and Seniors 7:45pm.
Registrations 22nd September 2007, 1:30pm - 3:30pm at the Clubhouse, Bula Street, Charlestown.

25th August 2007.

Grand Final Winners were
Corals, Billabongz, Cameos, Tsunami,
Caprees, Excels, Klassics, Just Us,
Jewells Tavern, Firebirds and Rubix.
Well done everybody for making the finals and congratulations to the winners.
Click here for the full scores.

18th August.

Senior Division 'B' and Senior Division 'C' played Grand Finals today with Cruz winning the 'B' Division and the Moo Moos winning the 'C' Division. Well done.

The State League team were defeated by Manly today by four goals and will now play Liverpool next week in the last round before the Semi Finals. Having already made the Semi's, the girls will focus on their fitness in preparation. Good luck to all our State League players.

Nominations for State, State Age and State League coaches, co-coaches, managers and officials close on 7 September 2007.
Please complete the nomination form which can be found in Forms on the toolbar and return with a resume to the Secretary, Marie Caddies, P.O. Box 471, Charlestown NSW 2290. For any inquiries, please phone Dianne Pascoe (0408 689 150) or Marie Caddies (4943 2805).

 Congratulations  to all of our Charlestown Netball Association's senior teamspink ribbon who have made the decision not to have trophies or goodies for the Grand Finals, but instead to donate all the money to the Breast Cancer Research Unit.
Breast cancer has touched many of our lives, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, family, workmates or friends and your generosity will go a long way to help find a cure for this insidious disease. Well done ladies!!

14th August.

The Representative Teams page has been updated with the selection dates for for the 2008 season.

11th August. Congratulations to the State League players who beat Liverpool today by 2 goals securing their place in the Semi's, the team will play Manly next week. Well done and good luck.

3rd August. Congratulations to our Under 15 team who beat Lakeside in the Grand Final of the NIB Cup on Friday. Well done girls!!
The NIB Cup provides a unique chance for U/15 sides from across the Hunter to compete against one another in a knock-out competition that is the pre-match entertainment for each of the McDonald’s Hunter Jaegers home games during the 2007 season.
8 teams from across the region battled it out for the title of premiers in the 2007 NIB Cup, which commenced on Friday 11th May at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.
The results of the competition are:
Week 1: Friday 11th May    Charlestown 25 def Cessnock 9    Wyong 40 def Singleton 11
Week 2: Friday 18th May     Newcastle 29 def Port Stephens 17     Lakeside 37 def Maitland 13
Week 3: Friday 25th May - Semi Finals     Charlestown 20 def Wyong 17     Lakeside 26 def Newcastle 24
Week 4: Friday 3rd August 2007 - Grand Final    Charlestown V Lakeside
Congratulations to all these teams for taking part and a big thanks to NIB for running the competition.

4th August.

A huge congratulations to Lauren O'Hagen (Baywaves) and Ammie Spence (Dudley/Redhead) on attaining their National 'C' Badge on Saturday 4 August 2007. Well earned girls!!

Charlestown Netball Association has entered into a partnership with Hunter Sports High School. This will benefit both the School and the Association and we look forward to ensuring that local players receive the best overall opportunities and advice and that together we can create events that benefit Netball in the area.
Selections for Years 8 - 12 for the Netball Program will take place on 15th August 2007, at the Gateshead Indoor Centre, 26 Oakdale Road, Gateshead from 9:30am - 11:00am. For more information please visit huntersports.com.au/netball

29th July.

The State League Team were defeated by Liverpool by four goals today and will play Hunter United on Saturday.

The Charlestown's U/15's play Lakeside in the final of the NIB cup on Friday evening prior to the Jaegers last home game. Good luck girls!!
Tickets for the final Jaegers home games are available through Ticketek and are at a bargain price of $11.30, please come and support the team for their last visit at home.
A very big thank you to all our clubs for their wonderful support at our Lake Macquarie Netball Carnival today, it was a great success with over 100 teams and without your support we would not have been able to achieve what we did today. Thankyou to one and all.

21st July 2007.

The State League Team beat Gosford today by 2 goals, they are currently in third place. Well done girls!!

The Charlestown Netball Association Inc. invites you to participate in its All Age Carnival to be held on Sunday 29th July 2007 at the Essie Toneguzzi Courts, Riawena Park, Bula Street, Charlestown commencing at 8.30 am.

Congratulations to the Under 15s team who played in the semis of the NIB Cup defeating Wyong by 4 goals. The team will now play Lakeside in the Finals. Well done girls!!

23rd June.

Congratulations to the State League Division 8 players who played a 45 all draw with Liverpool today, and remain in third place. Well done girls !!

Charlestown's four representative teams that participated in the NSW State Age Championships were wonderful ambassadors of our Association. The players, coaches, managers and umpires fought hard all weekend and we are very proud of them. Congratulations to all.
The 12 year old team finished in 10th spot, 13 year old team finished in 14th spot, 14 year old team came in on equal 21st spot and the 15 year old team were 13th.
The Championships are played in 3 divisions...Championship...Minor 2 and Minor 3 and in each division, approximately 25 districts entered teams in each age group.
All of the Charlestown teams were in the Championship division. Well done girls !!

As of Round 11, all U/9's will now be playing full rules, in anticipation of them moving into the 10's next year. Teams will be keeping score and the goal posts will be at the higher level, in order to prepare the players for 2008. Please be patient with both players and umpires, as this is a big move for the girls!! If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to come to the clubhouse and talk to us about it.

16th June 2007.

Congratulations to the State League Div 8 players who today defeated Newcastle 45 - 37. The girls will play Liverpool next week, well done and good luck!

Charlestown's State League Division 8 team beat Hunter United by 14 goals today (2/6/07) and will now play Newcastle at the Forum on Saturday 16th June at 10:00am. Good luck girls!

New National C Badged Umpire
Congratulations to Maddie Thomas on attaining her National 'C' badge on Saturday 26 May 2007. Well done Maddie!!

Congratulations to the Under 15s team who played in the semis of the NIB Cup defeating Wyong by 4 goals. The team will now play Lakeside in the Finals. Well done girls!!

Congratulations to Tegan Denniss who was selected in the NSW All Schools team to compete at the Nationals. Well done Tegan!!

19 May 2007.

New National C Badged Umpires  A huge congratulations to ERIN THOMPSON and CONNIE BUCKLEY who obtained their National C Umpires Badges on Saturday 19 May 2007. Both girls have worked extremely hard towards gaining their national badge.

Charlestown's State League Division 8 team had a win against Camden by 14 goals. Congratulations girls, they next play Hunter United at the Forum.

Congratulations to our U/15's team who won their game against Cessnock in the NIB Cup. The team will now play Wyong in the Semi-finals on Friday 25 May.

CONGRATULATIONS to Tianna Cummings who was selected in the Catholic U/15's State Team and to Tegan Denniss who was selected in the Combined High Schools U/15 State Team. The Association wishes both girls the very best when they try out for the NSW All Schools team on 25 May to play in the Nationals. Well done!!

Representative Teams - The 11 years Development Squad has now been selected and we wish them and their coaches Jessica and Leah a great season. See Rep Teams page.

Congratulations  to our three teams who played in the final series of State League Region 2.
The Open team were winners in Division 1, U/17's ran 4th in Division 2, and the U/15's were Runners Up in Division 4.
Congratulations to all players, coaches and Managers.

On Tuesday night (17th April) at the Hunter McDonalds Jaegers national netball league launch, our 12 year old player Sophie Buckley was presented with a photo of Charlestown's Ambassador player Jane Menzies to hang in the Clubhouse.
Jane is the Captain of the Jaegers and has been a member of Charlestown for the past two years.
The Association wishes Jane and the Jaegers a very successful year and promise that Charlestown Netball Association will be there each home game cheering them on.

2 April 2007.

At the Annual General Meeting of Charlestown Netball Association on 2 April 2007 the members farewelled two of their long standing executive, Dianne Coote (Assistant Treasurer) and David Clausen (Treasurer) and welcomed on board Annette Hicks and Terrie Agius.

The members also welcomed two new Life Members to the Association, Elizabeth Mansfield and James Garrard, both were worthy recipients of the prestigious award.

2007 Representative Teams.  Please see this pdf document (46KB opens in a new window), for details of the teams selected to represent the Association this year.

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Last updated 8th January 2010.