Yearly Archives: 2013


Merry Christmas Wishing all our members and their families a

Very Merry Christmas and Happy and Safe New Year!

See you all back in 2014!


imagesTuesday December 17, 2013

Western Districts Netball Association delivers new era of accountability

Western Districts Netball Association (WDNA) today acknowledged the sentence on Monday of former Association president Deborah Morton, 47, who pleaded guilty in the Brisbane District Court to fraud.

Current WDNA President Barry Morssinkhof said the Association had fully reviewed its policies and procedures following the discovery of the theft.

“This incident has made the Association re-examine and evaluate its policies to make certain we are completely transparent in our dealings and every cent spent is itemised,” he said.

“We have implemented a number of processes to ensure this will never happen again.”

Mr Morssinkhof said the Association was moving forward and was working hard to restore the reputation and standing of the organisation in the netball and wider community.

Netball Queensland CEO Anna Carroll said Netball Queensland was fully supportive of all processes that improve transparency and accountability of member funds.

No further comment will be made by Netball Queensland or WDNA.


Thank you to all those who attended our AGM and to those who accepted a position.  We have some exciting new initiatives for 2014 and a large number of enthusiastic volunteers.

We had a special presentation to our long serving Treasurer, Sharon Myers, who after over 10 years in the position is passing the cheque book to another volunteer.  She will be greatly missed but her many hours of hard work and well kept checks and balances will keep the club running smoothly into the future.   Thank you very much Sharon!

The 2014 Committee is:

  • President:  Chery Turner
  • Treasurer:  Michelle Roberts
  • Secretary:  Nicole Ward
  • Registrar:  Emily Turner
  • Umpiring Convenor:  Sharon Serow
  • Uniform Convenor:  Pam Mansfield
  •     Assistant Uniform:  Deb Fearon
  • Coaching Convenor:  VACANT
  • General Committee:  Di Bensley, Danelle Spasojevic, Roxanne Dyer, Stephanie Dyer, Kim Gardner, Anne Hillard, Annette Leaso, Amanda Curran

Attached is our Annual Report for 2013 ANNUAL REPORT 2013


Friendly reminder that Rangers AGM is tomorrow night:

  • Date:    28 November 2013
  • Time:    7.00pm
  • Venue:  WDNA Clubhouse, Faulkner Park, Graceville

Look forward to seeing you there!


Tune Up PhotoWhat a great final night for our Tune Up Clinic – cake and gifts all around.  Big thank you to Jules Penklis, our Coaches and players for their enthusiasm in making this development program a success.  Tune UP photo3 It was great to see everyone working hard and having fun – certainly needed those drinks!

Comments included:

– “My daughter had a great time and went home and practiced the new skills learnt”

Tune Up Photo2

  •  “she had great fun and especially liked training with the older girls”
  • “Program encouraged her to do better”
  • “Like the new water bottles”
  • “As a coach I think I learnt more than the players”


Don’t forget WDNA Rep Trials are this weekend:

  • For players born 2002
  •         Saturday 16th November 2013, 8.45am – 1.30pm
  • For players born 2001
  •         Saturday 16th November 2013 , 1.15pm – 5.00pm
  • For players born 2000
  •         Sunday 17th November 2013 , 8.45am – 12.00pm
  • For players born 1999
  •         Sunday 17th November 2013 , 12.15pm – 3.30pm



Good luck to all those Rangers girls who will be going along.  Here are some tips to help you do your best:

  • From Nat Medhurst – “Keep it simple, smile and enjoy it!”  Full interview attached Nat Medhurst
  • Work hard during warm-up, game time and cool down – Show you enjoy the game which is what Rangers girls do best!
  • Make sure you attack and defend no matter your position – be prepared to do both at all times.
  • Don’t react negatively to errors made – just work hard to make up for it and help the team get the ball back into your possession.
  • Understand what the positions you are trialling for is responsible for on court, and do your best to show this to the selectors.


Notice is hereby given of the Rangers Netball Club Annual General Meeting:

We would love to see as many of our members attend as possible.  By attending you do not have to commit to a committee position but we would love to hear your views on how our club is run.

Date:    28 November 2013

Time:    7.00pm

Venue:  WDNA Clubhouse, Faulkner Park, Graceville


  • Confirmation of previous minutes
  • Business Arising from minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Election of 2014 Committee – nomination can be made in writing to the Secretary c/ or can be nominated from the floor of the meeting.
  • Fees and dates set for 2014

We would ask that anyone wishing to coach in 2014 come along so we can plan for the new year.

So come along and have your say!


Due to the weather we will have to postpone the Clinic.   New dates will be advised shortly.
Sorry for the inconvenience.


 Phase 1 of the Rep Trials will be held:

  • Wednesday 13th November for players born 1998 and older,
  • Saturday 16th November and Sunday 17th November for players born 1999 – 2002 

Frequently asked questions are in the document attached.  WDNA REPRESENTATIVE TRIALS  Click here for Registration Form Rep_Registration_WDNA


Net Fest

Our Rangers 2 team (Suze O’Brien, Georgia McNae, Emily Turner, Steph Dyer, Kaitlyn Porter, Rhylee Spasojevic, Georgia Smith, Sarah Blythe, Jane Smith, Chelsea Saldumbie with support staff) celebrated their end of season with another 165 teams from Australia and New Zealand on the Gold Coast this weekend  at NetFest 2013!  The girls did what they love most – played netball, had lots of laughs and hung out with their friends.  What could be better than that?

PoolEveryone had a ball, even star shooter Sarah Blythe who unfortunately sustained an injury – get better soon Sez!  Great to see our girls in their Rangers uniforms in the off season.  They even managed to cool off in style after a hot day of netty!

Netfest is billed as the “ultimate end of season trip” and from the feedback they may just be right.