Monthly Archives: March 2014


VickiAt the exciting Firebirds game today, some of coaches took the opportunity to attend the “Reading the Play” session with Vicki Wilson before the start of play.  They had work to complete whilst they watched the game, then met up afterwards to share their thoughts.  Vicki was impressed with the discussion.  Looks like some very well informed coaching for the season.



playing_with_the_rainPlease be advised that due to the bad weather this week, it has been decided that the WDNA Club Carnival this Saturday has been cancelled.

This will be re-scheduled at a later date and details will be advised once this has been confirmed.

but wait some GOOD NEWS


If you have ordered a uniform and would like to collect it before Saturday please contact our lovely Uniform Convenor, Pam Mansfield, on 0408 734 718.


raincloud-cartoon11Due to the unpredictability of the weather, training is cancelled tonight.

Don’t forget the 40th Anniversary Carnival this Saturday.  Please contact your coaches to determine if your team is attending.


See details of a Easter School Holiday Clinic being held at Metropolitan Districts on 7 April, by Vicki Wilson.  Metro Easter school holdiay clinic 2014


To help find your teams tonight, please find attached a plan which indicates team numbers and designated courts. Don’t forget your water bottle TRAINING PLAN


Please find attached the Team List.  2014 Team List  We ask all members to please make themselves familiar with the Selection Policy and Procedure which can be found on the website under “Policies”.

Our Committee this year has in conjunction with experienced Selectors implemented a procedure which we have followed.  Our Club guarantees that all decisions were made in a caring and honest manner as fits with our mission statement.  Our goal is to ensure as many girls as possible can play our great sport – We Love Netball, and hope you do too!

Coaches – we need you to volunteer to coach.  Without coaches the girls cannot play.  Please see us at training if you are interested in coaching – we will provide the necessary support and training.

Training times (unless otherwise advised):

  • 5.30-6.30 …. 7,8,9,10 year
  • 6.30-7.30 …. 11,12,13 years
  •     + Rangers 5 & 6 due to coach availability
  • 7.30-8.30 …. 14/15 + 16+

Lost Property:  A phone was found at training please contact .



Jill McIntoshThe Queensland Government provided $9,573.00 to Rangers Netball Club to conduct coach and umpire accreditation training and develop a strategic plan to increase Queenslanders participation in sport and recreation activities.

The Jill McIntosh session was the first of our planned opportunities as a result of the Qld Government funding.


This week NEW TIMES (unless advised by coach otherwise):

  • 5.30-6.30 ….  7,8,9,10 years players
  • 6.30-7.30 ….  11, 12, 13 AND INTERMEDIATE GRADING
  • 7.30 – 9.00 …  Grading for 16 years +

We have made the decision not to wait for players in the 12 years division, therefore we have re-shuffled the teams.  Please note this will mean the team numbers have changed.  Team List attached2014-Team-List

Thank you to our Coaches who last week were lucky enough to hear from Jill McIntosh on the importance of the Fundamental skills.  “Doing the simply things correctly is the key to a great netballer”.  Jill was a former Australian player for 6 years which include a gold medal at the World Championships and went on to coach the Australian team for 9 years guiding her players to 2 World Championship gold and two Commonwealth Games gold.  To say she is a legend of our sport is an understatement!

Jill McIntosh


Thank you to our members for your patience.  Attached is the team list for 7-13 year olds.  2014 Team List  The Intermediates and Seniors will require another grading this Wednesday before the teams can be announced.

Big thank you to all players who turned up to grading and to those who helped with selections.  This is always a difficult task – there has been a lot of hard work and sleepless nights to put together 250 girls into 31 teams.

Our club has been very lucky with an increase of numbers, an extra 6 teams and also such a lot of talent in all age groups and divisions. In the words of Norma Plummer, former Australian Coach and now West Coast Fever Coach “selection has been like splitting straws”.

The delay has been the result of odd numbers in each age group.  We need it to divide into 8 or 9.  As you can see this is not the case.  If we do not find the couple of extra girls needed in some age groups we will need to re-distribute those teams.  So ask your friends to come and play.

Players Needed in:

  • 7/8 Years – 2-3 players
  • 9 Years – 1-2 players
  • 12 Years – 1-2 players
  • 13 years – 1-2 players

Can I ask all our members to familiarise themselves with our Selection Policy and Procedure which can be found on the website under “Policies”