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2017 AMMNA Committee nominations NOW OPEN

19 Mar
Nominations are now open for positions on the Australian Men’s and Mixed Netball Association committee.
Applicants should have a passion for netball, and be committed to the growth of men’s netball in Australia.
We have a number of positions for which you can nominate.
Vice President – 2 year term
Secretary – 2 year term
International Director – 2 year term
Integrity Officer – 1 year term (non-executive role)
All nominees must get 2 members to endorse their nomination.
Please send nominations to the AMMNA Secretary – admin@ammna.com.au
Nominations close on Friday 7th April 2017.
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2017 Australian Champs – GOLD COAST here we come……

23 Jul

The Australian Men’s & Mixed Netball Championships have again secured a first class venue at which to stage the annual championships.

The newly redeveloped Carrara Sports Precinct on Queensland’s GOLD COAST will be home to Australia’s very best Men’s & Mixed netballers, April 16-23.  Sunshine State Men’s & carrara-02Mixed Netball Assoc will be the hosts, and President Carolyn Sweet was tremendously excited at the announcement; “we’re thrilled to welcome more 600 netball enthusiasts to the Gold Coast, and show off our new netball facility.  In 2015 we were luck to be playing at the site of the World Championships.  In 2017 we will be giving the venue a good test before it hosts the 2018 Commonwealth Games.  It will be exciting for everyone involved”.

Vic ChampsThis year the tournament was a great success, with 34 teams and over 500 participants making their way to Melbourne.  Adding to that success, was an unprecedented 8,000+ spectators.  It’s hoped that a chance to take a look at the best netball at the this ne Com Games venue, will also attract big spectator numbers.

AMMNA President Grant Crocker was also thrilled at the announcement; “our annual event is getting better and better every year.  The quality of play is continues to develop, and really deserves to be staged at Australia’s best venues”.

Check out the video clip HERE

AMMNA: resetting for 2016-2020

21 May

AMMNA-logo-CS5On Sunday May 29th, the AMMNA Annual General Meeting will re-convene at Melbourne’s State Netball Hockey Centre.

The association will address all of the regular business one associates with an AGM, including election of office bearers.  There are three positions up for re-election; Director of Umpiring, Domestic Director, and President.

One of the key agenda items for discussion is the AMMNA Strategic Plan.  It is the strategic plan that provides the member states the tool from which to instruct the executive on the work they are to carry out over the next 4-5 years.

Anyone wishing to enquire about AMMNA, or the Annual General Meeting should, in the first instance, make contact with their respective state member.

Sonix eyeing off another NZ Clean Sweep

21 Apr

The last time Australian Sonix teams toured New Zealand (2012), they brought home the Trans-Tasman silverware, with a perfect undefeated campaign.

Three Australian teams head to Wellington in October for a week of international netball.  On the line at the Te Rauparaha Arena, October 16-22, will be the Trans-Tasman Cups.  Both the Sonix Open Men’s and the Australian 23&Under Men’s teams will be looking to maintain their stranglehold over the New Zealanders, whilst the Sonix Mixed team will be seeking redemption for their narrow trans-tasman loss during the 2014 series in Sydney.

Sonix Senior Squad Oct 2016

Senior Umps 2016

Aussie Young Guns – “bring on the kiwis”

14 Apr

Junior Umps 2016Part of the success of the recent 2016 Australian Championships has been the ability of AMMNA to select some incredibly talented Australian teams.  Under age selectors were thrilled with the choices presented to them throughout the long week of tournament play.

In September, AMMNA will continue its program of sending the Australian 17’s & 20’s to the New Zealand Men’s Netball National Championships.  The AMMNA teams participate as guests of the tournament, with the Aus 17 & Under Boys playing in the 23 & Under Division, whilst the Aus 20 & Under Men play in the Open Men’s division.  AMMNA Domestic Director Karen Wild loves this junior program, “The event is a little bit different to our Championships. Matches are played over 10min quarters, and the teams participating are regional sides, allowing for participation from all over New Zealand, which is maybe something we could learn from”.

The Australian contingent will consist of around 30 players, coaches, managers, umpires and support staff.  The squad will head to Wellington, September 10-11 with the tournament scheduled for play, Monday September 12 – Sunday September 18.  All matches will be played at the new Walter Nash Centre in Lower Hutt.

Sonix Junior Squad Sept 2016

 

AMMNA’s Massive Grand Final Day

4 Apr

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WEB VIC OPEN MENWhat a day for Men’s & Mixed Netball in Australia on Saturday April 2nd.

Over 1400 people crammed into the State Basketball Centre to witness some of the highest quality netball in the world today.  Fans were treated to some willing contests in the preliminary finals, before the days feature contest, Queensland v Victoria to decide the WEB GEEL OPEN MXDpremier Men’s Netball state. The pro Victorian crowd filled the stadium with oohs and aahs and calls of “held” as they provided plenty of encouragement for the determined Vics.

The Victorian boys were backing up after a solid prelim final against New South Wales the previous evening, and must have WEB NSW 23'sbeen nervous having lost to Queensland in the qualifying final.

Grand Final day capped off what was an incredible week for Men’s netball.  The event had unprecedented public interest, with over 5,000 people attending over 7 days of incredible netball.

 

Qld upset Vics to go straight to Final

1 Apr

The Queensland Men have upset the previously undefeated Victorian’s, making way for an opportunity to become two time defending champions.

With scoring trends on the up for the entire event, the Vics were averaging 66 goals over the tournament.  Queensland pulled of strategic change, switching crowd favourite, Junior Levi from goal shooter to goal keeper, and the switch proved pivotal.  Previously averaging 66 goals across the tournament, the Vics could only manage 29 goals.

Victoria now go on to meet NSW in the Preliminary Final after NSW comfortably defeated South Australia 72-47.

Catch all the action of Victoria V New South Wales tonight – STATE BASKETBALL CENTRE, 291 George Street, Wantirna South – 7pm

 

Netball fans flock to AMMNA Champs

31 Mar

Has elite men’s netball taken a giant leap in it’s development?  Should elite men’s netball now be viewed as being a truly relevant part of the Australian netball scene?

Opening CeremonyWell ask any of the 4,000 spectators that have turned out for the first four days of competition of the Australian Men’s & Mixed Netball Championships, and you will get a resounding YES.  The event kicked off on Sunday with a wonderful opening ceremony, before the days feature match, a replay of the 2015 open men’s grand final, Victoria v Queensland, where the Vics avenged last years defeat, knocking off the Queenslanders 68-64.

Netball fans not familiar with the men’s game were astounded at the speed and agility of V v Qthe players.  Kim (Blackburn) said “I’ve never seen netball at that skill level before.  The speed both by foot and by mind was easily the best I’ve seen”. Rebecca (Nunawading) said her son was thrilled to have witnessed the game, “I can’t believe how agile that 7’2 shooter was, and the Victorian keeper was matching him in the air, and at times getting his hand above the ring. It’s the best netball I’ve ever seen”.

The championships culminate on Saturday with Grand Finals for all seven divisions:

  • 9.30am      23 & Under Men                 Men’s Reserve
  • 11.30am     Open Mixed                         20 & Under Men
  • 1.30pm       Open Men
  • 3.30pm       17 & Under Boys                Mixed Reserve

If you love your netball, head to the State Basketball Centre, George Street, Wantirna South, this Saturday. Admission $10 for Adults, $5 for Children (7-14), Under 7 FREE.

 

 

Australian Championships – breathtaking netball at a crazy price

22 Mar

2016 Championship Poster A4Hostilities commence Easter Sunday morning, when 500 participants are expected to land at one of Melbourne’s newest sports centres, to contest the 32nd annual Australian Men’s & Mixed Netball Championships.

 

The first morning will feature defending Men’s Champions, Queensland taking on a young talented West Australian outfit.

All teams, support staff and umpires will be on hand for the official opening at 3pm, Sunday March 27th.  This will be followed by the much anticipated rematch of last years Men’s Grand Final: Victoria v Queensland.

Tournament play will continue all week, culminating with Grand Finals on Saturday April 2nd.

Early feedback indicates excellent spectator numbers throughout the week, with the evening sessions featuring Victorian teams in “match of the day” contests.

 

Ticket Prices

Come and see the big men fly:

 

For further event information, please contact event organizer, James McCallum – 0439 651 492

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Championships – the countdown is on

17 Mar

Men's & Mixed Netball - action logo (working file) v1Only days remain until the first matches get underway at the 32nd annual Australian Men’s & Mixed Netball Championships.

2016 sees all States represented across 7 divisions.
Clik on the following table for all fixture, results and standings:

AMMNA Team List

Play kicks off on Easter Sunday 9am with 5 courts of Men’s, Mixed and Under Age matches.

Opening Ceremony

The tournaments official opening will take place at 3pm, featuring 9 year old Ruby Hall, Australian cast member of Les Miserables.

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