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Samoa v Fiji, 2019 Netball World Cup / Credit: Netball Australia
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Netball Australia is the peak body for eight state and territory netball organisations, representing more than 500,000 members and participants nation-wide. 

Around the world, netball is the largest female community-based sport, with more than 70 participating nations and more than 21 million participants globally.

Netball Australia is both a sporting organisation and a social change agent, aware of its own social responsibility and excited by the potential for netball to positively impact the social, political, economic, educational and health status of women and girls. 

Our partnership with PacificAus Sports

Throughout 2019, Netball Australia actively supported the national teams of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga prepare for international competitions. Netball Fiji and Netball Samoa were both competitors in the Netball World Cup, held in England in July. Tonga and Papua New Guinea both played in the Pacific Games, also held in July in Samoa, finishing second and third respectively.
The support provided by Netball Australia included:

  • training camps in Australia and on the ground in the Pacific;
  • support for qualification opportunities for international competition and major events; 
  • exchange opportunities for talented Pacific netballers to train and play in Australia;
  • travel and accommodation to the Netball World Cup and the Pacific Games;
  • athlete development support in home countries;
  • equipment and uniform supplies;
  • sports science and sports medicine support staff;
  • coaching resources; and 
  • professional development for coaches and officials.

The support provided was integral to the competition preparation of the Pacific Netball Associations, and the experiences gave those involved direct access to the benefits of training and preparing in high-performance sports environments. 

Netball Australia’s activities have shifted in response to Covid-19 travel restrictions, with a new focus on capacity-building initiatives, delivered remotely. Players and staff from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga have been involved in remote coaching sessions with elite-level coaches in Australia who are providing real-time feedback to their counterparts in the Pacific. 

Netball Australia is also developing an online platform for its Pacific partners that will provide valuable resources including training videos, drills, session plans and injury-prevention techniques. 


“Netball Australia is pleased to extend our support for the growth and development of netball internationally, particularly given that netball plays such an important role in strengthening communities and providing opportunities for girls and women to shine throughout the world.”

Melonie Lowe

Melonie Lowe, Executive General Manager
Community and Market Development


Get in contact with Netball Australia for more information about the organisation’s activities in Australia, and across the Pacific.

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