Ormond Netball Club Newsletter
1st edition Winter 2017
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Welcome to our first Ormond Netball Club newsletter for 2017. Despite a staggered start, the season is finally under way and all teams have now managed to get a few games – and in most cases, a few wins – under their belt.

To our players and coaches, we say a huge thank-you for your patience while the Duncan MacKinnon courts were out of action during part of February. It was great to see enthusiasm and a sense of club spirit from all the players despite having to train on the oval for a few weeks.

There is one more round of matches to play before CDNA looks at which teams need to be regraded into a different section within their age group. Coaches will advise their teams if this is to occur, and CDNA will release a new fixture prior to the start of Round 4. Please note that regrading is at the discretion of CDNA and is not guaranteed for any team, regardless of the club’s request.





The club is fortunate to have a very capable group of people on the ONC committee this year, including a number of new faces. Below is a list of all the committee members and our roles. We are always keen to hear ideas and other feedback from our members, so please feel free to email us at with any suggestions. Please remember that we are all volunteers with full-time or part-time jobs and busy families, so we may not get back to you straight away, but we will do our best.

President – Caroline Morrison
Secretary – Kate Foran
Treasurer – Christina O’Connor
Enrolments Manager – Melissa Langley
Equipment Manager – Jenny Ponsford
Coaching Coordinator – Bartek Zielinski
Tournaments & Team Manager Coordinator – Debra Dalidakis
Communications – Darrell Mason & Stephanie Bell


On Sunday 30 April CDNA is holding a round robin style tournament, and Ormond Netball Club is looking to enter teams in U13s, U15s & U17s.

The day will provide a fantastic opportunity for players to experience a fast-paced game of netball, playing against other club teams, making new friendships and most importantly having lots of fun in a carnival-type atmosphere!

Details available so far:
Date: Sunday 30 April 2017, 8.00am to approx. 3.00pm
Location: Duncan MacKinnon Courts

Please send us an email with your expression of interest by SUNDAY 26 MARCH to Please include 'CDNA Tournament 2017' in the subject line.

If anyone is interested in coaching, please let us know also.  

Teams will be capped at 10 players per team, and we are happy to enter several teams per age group. The number of teams entered will be dependent on player and coach availability.

Please note, in past tournaments we have had many players pull out at the last minute, which caused great disruption to the teams. If you are wanting to play, please leave Sunday 30 April available for this fantastic day.

In other tournament news, the club recently participated in an open age tournament to raise money for the Blue Ribbon Foundation. It was a wonderful opportunity for our older members to enjoy the great experience of playing in a tournament. Two teams of Ormond players competed, and despite the rain, fun was had by all.

This year's coaching squad is a mix of returning legends and new heroes as well as a brand new coaching co-ordinator who will make sure the squad get all the support and development they need. Please help us thank and support the 2017 coaching squad:
  Alex Enever Sarah Mullane
  Annie Armstrong Stephanie Bell
  Caryn Vincent Suzy Kim
  Catriona Kerney Gemma Jones
  Christina O'Connor Karen Kerney
  Eleanor Chadwick Kasey O'Connor
  Emily Rumble Louise Thompson
  Emily Venturoni Sally Monsbourgh
  Emily Vincent Sarsha vanDenderen
  Emma Langley  
  Coaching co-ordinator: Bartek Zielinski
  Coaching support: Louise Thompson, Jenny Allen

A new coaching program is currently under trial for our U25 teams. Since these teams are "self-coached", the club has been looking for ways to add some extra intensity and purpose to their training sessions. So this year we're trialing Netacise sessions as training.

Netacise is a netball inspired, group fitness activity promoting flexibility, adaptability and enjoyment. So far the feedback has been very positive and it has also been expanded to the U17 teams on a rotating basis when availability allows. The coaching team and club will continue to monitor the program and look for other ways to extend and support the coaching offerings for the whole club.

Ormond Netball Club is now on Facebook! ‘Like’ us and stay up to date about things like last-minute training or match cancellations, important forthcoming dates, and some other fun stuff as well. Make sure you click ‘See first in your news feed’ under the ‘Following’ tab so you don’t miss an important post.
Not on Facebook? Don’t worry – we also have a brand new website, where you can find news updates, club policies, uniform prices and order forms, and lots of other handy information and resources. Check it out at


Congratulations to our Ormond players that have been selected to play representative netball this year:
  Georgia Foran Abby Jones
  Nikia Tucker Holly Nielson
  Jarrah Martin Jessica Ponsford
  Jacqueline Morgan Lara Van Zyl
  Kasey O'Connor Tess Rogers
  Natalie Robinson Katrina Gill
  • Sunday 26 March – Cut-off date for CDNA Tournament expressions of interest
  • Saturday 1 April – First day of school holidays IS A MATCH DAY
  • Saturday 8 and 15 April – are not match days (school holidays)
  • Sunday 30 April – CDNA Tournament
Round 3 24-Mar
Round 4 31-Mar
Round 5 21-Apr
Round 6 28-Apr
Round 7 05-May
Round 8 12-May
Round 9 19-May
Round 10 26-May
Round 11 02-Jun
Round 12 16-Jun
Round 3 25-Mar
Round 4 01-Apr
Round 5 22-Apr
Round 6 29-Apr
Round 7 06-May
Round 8 13-May
Round 9 20-May
Round 10 27-May
Round 11 03-Jun
Elimination Final 17-Jun
Grand Final 24-Jun
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Ormond VIC 3204

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