Monthly Archives: July 2014


Get startedQueensland Sport and Recreation Get Started 4th round is now open.  Get started assists children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club. Eligible and young people can apply for a voucher of up to $150 to help pay for club membership fees.  AND YES RANGERS IS A GET STARTED CLUB – get in early to pay your fees for next season.  Application close 15 October or earlier if all available vouchers are allocated – so get in quick.   Click on the link.  Get Started Voucher

20140727_113146Coaches Up Skill – thank you to Queensland State Government for funding  provided to Rangers Netball Club to assist our coaches gain accreditation.  Five of our coaches showed great commitment to get out of bed early last Sunday morning to attend the Dare to Develop a Diamond Coaching Session.  Big thank you to Danelle, Roxanne, Emily, Jasmine and Caroline for giving up their time to make a difference to our players.


IMG_2761Another Rangers girl achieves at representative level.

Rangers 5 player, Rebekah Rounds has recently been representing Queensland in Melbourne at the National School Girl competition.  Her team finished 3rd.

Bek was selected in a composite district team then made the Met East Team and finally represented Qld.

What a great effort – Well done Bek!



IMG_0380Not only did the A Grade celebrate a win today but they also celebrated with their own Jamie Simpson who was presented with her Umpiring Shirt & Cap.  Jamie has a National C Umpiring Badge and Rangers values her contribution to the club.


IMG_2767With the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow commencing, keep an eye out for our own Savannah Tkatchenko from Rangers 5 who is swimming for Papua New Guinea in eight separate events at the ripe old age of 14.

Congratulations Savannah and good luck!


  • Date:  6 August 2014
  • Time:  6.15
  • Venue:  WDNA Club House


  1. Opening, recording of attendance and apologies
  2. President’s address and welcome
  3. Notice of motions


Constitution has been prepared to clarify the proposed rule changes. All items in blue text are the intended modifications to the current Office of Fair Training ‘Model Rules’ all text in black is the current legislation and as such cannot be altered and will not be discussed at this meeting. Members may view a copy of the new proposed constitution here  01 V2 Ranger Netball_July _Rules of Association

The consultant who has prepared this document on our behalf has made herself available to members, therefore if you have any questions and or quires please contact her direct at

SUMMARY of CHANGES: The new rules will ensure the club operates according to the legislation and most importantly ‘Modern Club Management Principles’. The changes support: volunteer succession; transfer of knowledge; increased volunteer support (protection from burnout set timeframes and designated rest periods); increased financial accountability and transparency; clear roles and responsibilities for all to name just a few. 

  1. RESOLUTION 1:Accept the new constitutional changes as circulated, discussed and determined by the members at this meeting and any spelling or grammatical error correction that don’t change the intent for final draft.
  2. MOTION 1:Secretary forward the new Rules of Association as passed by members to OFT within 30 days
  3. MOTION 2: If the rules have not been approved by OFT by the 2014 AGM the members require that the Management Committee positions and applications be applied in line with the requirements of the new rules.
  4. Close Meeting:


Thanks to the funding provided by the Queensland Government, Rangers Netball Club has been able to acknowledge our umpires with the gift of a white, “Rangers Style” Umpire Shirt and hat.

IMG_3991At training on Wednesday night our Accredited Umpires, Susan Bamford, Caroline Stevens, Nicola Stevens, Allanah Gardner, Sophie Barton, Anna Humphries, Emily Turner and of course our Umpire Convenor Sharon Serow, were presented with these essentials for umpiring with their teams to congratulate them.  See our Facebook Rangers Facebook for photos with their teams.

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NET SET GO 2 – Sign on for the second round of Net Set Go (5-7 year olds) is this Saturday at WDNA from 11.30-1pm.  The season goes from 26th July – 13th September.


IMG_3910_2Due to popular demand we will placing another order for Hoodies.  Cost = $40.

Order them on-line at Uniform Shop.  No orders accepted after 21 July 2014.

Get in quick!


Well done Western Districts – we showed the State how to put on a carnival.  Thank you to all our families who made it a success by helping with set-up, pack-up or cheering for the girls.  Well done to all our Rangers girls who competed.
























A wrap of the day:

  • 12 Yrs Red – Kate and Lauren Ward finished the day with a 50/50 win ratio.  In a strong division they finished 5th from 10 teams.
  • 12 Yrs Black – Grace Bobbermien & Meg Crisafulli WON THEIR DIVISION – great effort by our girls.
  • 13 Yrs Red – Sophie Jenkins started the day with a win and lost the next by 1 goal in what was one of the best games of the day -with Sophie in the ‘C’ bib they looked good.
  • 13 Yrs Black – Imogen Cottell had a great carnival and her team finished 8 from 17 teams.  From the side lines I lost count of Imo’s intercepts.
  • 14 Yrs Div 1 – Lillian Sleiman  also had some exciting games and with the many spectators cheering wildly they played some great netball.  They knocked off the top team today but finished 4th from 14 teams.  Great effort!
  • 15 Yrs Div 1 – Briana Hura WON THEIR DIVISION!  They went through the Carnival undefeated.  Well done Briana, Rangers is proud of your efforts.
  • Umpire – Emily Turner had a long three days with the whistle and received compliments from officials for her efforts.  She was lucky enough to be coached by our own Rangers National A Badge Umpires, Susan Bamford and Caroline Stevens.  Thanks to all the Umpires at the Carnival.



With the lights finally turned off at the Challenge Carnival after the last game at 7.30pm our tired netballers headed home before they do it all again tomorrow on the last day.

Don’t forget Rangers is on Pack Up duty between 2pm-4pm tomorrow. Anyone willing to help come on down and get some points for our Club.

We may be biased but we thought the Rangers girls looked the best on court today. Particularly nice to see was all the support from other Rangers girls and their families.  See more photos on  our Facebook page

Here is an update from the day:

IMG_3871IMG_3865Lauren & Kate Ward (happy birthday for today girls) team 12 Yrs Red – are right in with a chance having won 3 from 6.

IMG_3857Grace Bobbermien and Meg Crisfulli’s team 12 Yrs Black had a great day and are at the top of their ladder with 5 wins and 1 draw

IMG_3834Sophie Jenkins’ team – 13 Yrs Div 1 struggled in a very strong competition but were competitive throughout the day

IIMG_3801mogen Cottell in 13 Yrs Div 2 are sitting at 7th from 17 on the ladder so anything could happen tomorrow.


Lillian Sleiman in the 14s Div 1 looked impressive today and are 3rd on the ladder.


Briana Hura – 15s Div 1 team have been undefeated so looking good for tomorrow.

Emily Turner – our newly badged National Umpire was asked to umpire at the Carnival and has been doing Rangers proud.


Well the Challenge Carnival is this weekend and our Wests teams and especially our Rangers girls competing are excited that it is finally here.  Why not come down and watch/support our girls competing – it should be a great competition. Really too much netball is never enough!

Rangers is on Set Up Duty on Thursday 10 July.  So any volunteers who are free during the day from 8.00am please come down and help.  We are also rostered on for Pack up on Sunday 13 July from 2pm.  Don’t forget Rangers receives points for your time which can be used to help our club.

To ensure we receive the points the volunteer must sign in and out when they volunteer. The sign in sheet will be at the Club House window beside where we collect score cards normally. So don’t waste that volunteer time sign in when you arrive and say you are from Rangers.

But wait there is more – if anyone (especially Challenge parents) who want to volunteer during the weekend, eg Canteen Duty you can receive free car parking and the club receives the points. Just take your parking ticket, which you will receive once you have paid, and when you sign out from your volunteer shift they will refund your money. You must do two hours volunteering to get your money back.  So don’t forget to sign in!