Monthly Archives: March 2015


IMG_0773What a great day last Saturday.  Great effort from our coaches, umpires, players and supporters.  Even the dogs got in on the act.

We have the school holidays coming up so here are dates:

  • 1 April – training is on tomorrow night (unless otherwise advised by your coach).  Also, weather permitting – decision made at 4pm and posted to the website
  • 8 April – no training unless otherwise advised by your coach
  • 15 April – training tbc
  • 18 April – Fixture 3 (yes last weekend of the holidays)
  • 22 April – training as usual
  • 25 April – no fixture
  • 2 May – Fixture 4

Advise to young netballers from Firebirds Captain, Laura Geitz, after her 100th ANZ Championship game – “Do your best and forget the rest”


Fixture 2 tomorrow is looking like another hot day so make sure you hydrate well and apply sunscreen.  Fixture Sheet is attached:  FIXTURE 2 28032015

How good did our Possums look last week. Reports from the coaches is that they had lots of fun!



IMG_0424Rangers is hosting a Basic Umpire Course this Wednesday.  Anyone interested in umpiring must have completed this course.

  • Date:  25 March 2015
  • Time:  6.oopm-7.00pm
  • Venue:  WDNA Courts
  • Bring:  Whistle
  • RSVP:

To help us all know the rules a bit better we have introduced the:

  • Rule 13:  Paying the Ball
  • 13.1   A play may:….
  • (v)  having batted the ball once, either catch the ball or direct the ball to another player;
  • (vi)  having bounced the ball once, either catch the ball or direct the ball to another player;



IMG_4234The wait is over – we finally get to play some netty tomorrow.

  • Rangers draw with court numbers attached Fixture 210315
  • Updated team list with team numbers 2015 Team List
  • Umpires – remember to sign off at the umpire table at the WDNA club house and wear the correct attire.
  • Rangers Tent will be up – it is a great place to meet.

Thanks to all the people that have helped us get our teams ready to go.  Good luck to all our players tomorrow, remember to have fun!   GO RANGERS!


How exciting, we will be playing this Saturday!  The draw has been posted by WDNA.  You can access this via our website using the “link” on the right hand side.  Attached is the updated team list 2015 Team List– with over 250 players and 31 teams woohoo!  This list can be found for future reference under ‘Player Information’.


  • Rangers Tent:  Anyone who was interested in Setting Up or Taking Down the Rangers Tent to help remove your Volunteer Pass, please contact as we are going to need you.
  • Coaches & Managers:  we still need a couple of these for our teams so this is another great way to remove your Volunteer Pass and reduce your fees.  So Volunteer Today!!

Umpiring News:  

  • The Umpiring Assignments have been loaded.  Access these by the top tab ‘Umpiring’ and click on,you guessed it, Umpiring Assignment.  If you are keen to umpire and your name in not on the list please contact our Umpiring Convenor, Emily Turner, on
  • Basic Umpire Course:  This course is a pre-requisite for umpiring.  Rangers will be hosting a Basic Umpire Course with our very own A Badge Umpires on Wednesday 25 March from 6-7pm. Please RSVP to or see Emily at training.


Wests is currently looking for an Admin Officer to work in the office for approx. 15-20 hours per week.

Please see the attached position description. Expressions of interest and resumes should be lodged by Thursday 26 March.Administrator Position Description


300px-Netball_pictogram.svgWith the  start of the season only a week away, thought we would share this story:

“At a recent Firebird’s game I was reminded of why I love netball! I guess I must love the game itself having played this brilliant sport for almost 40 years (and no, my knees are fine thank you very much!)

I was sitting next to a very dear friend of mine who I met 35 years ago, you guessed it, at netball!

It only seems like yesterday that I was pointed in the direction of this team and walked nervously towards them. I didn’t know anyone but during our first training session there were lots of laughs and basically just good fun. I couldn’t wait to get back the next week to see all my new teammates and what was to become one of my best friends.

I would never have had the good fortune to meet this friend if I hadn’t played netball and played in a team where I didn’t know anyone.

There are the usual things you learn from sport and in particular team sport, such as a sense of community, working as a team and of course winning (and losing) gracefully …..

But for me it has to be friendships and having fun that has made netball a lifelong passion.”

Why do you love netball??


IMG_0759The Uniform Lady, with her able assistant, has all the orders packed up and ready for pick up tomorrow at training.  If you have ordered and paid for uniforms on-line  please collect them at training tomorrow.

Training Plan the same as last week.  COURT TRAINING-PLAN-1


Check out what court you will be training on  COURT TRAINING-PLAN-1


Thank you for your patience through the grading process.  14+ Team Lists are attached Int Cad Sen-Teams  WE STILL NEED PLAYERS IN THE 14-15 & 16-19 AGE GROUPS SO PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS.  Therefore we have only named ‘Squad’ Lists in some age groups.

Grading of players is an important part of ensuring the best chance of success for all our teams and the greatest level of enjoyment and development for our players. Stronger players always enjoy the challenge of harder, faster competition and do not develop to their potential if placed in a lower team to be kept with a friend.  Similarly, players who are placed in teams above their ability will not develop to their potential when being constantly overshadowed by more talented players around them.  In such situations, these players can quickly become disheartened and lose self-esteem. Players and parents should also be aware that success for a team one year does not always ensure they will remain together the following year.  Due to the nature of change, new registrations and differing development rates of all players from season to season, player movement in and out of such teams may still occur. Players and parents are urged to be objective and reasonable in their expectations, and to encourage their children to be happy in their chosen sport no matter what team they are ultimately placed in.

When a player is disappointed with the team that they have been placed into, we would like them to first make themselves familiar with the selection procedure which can be viewed at:  Rangers also would like to encourage the players to talk with their coach about any concerns and seek feedback about how to improve their performance.  Any parent / player wishing to question the grading of their daughter should either contact the coaching convenor to obtain feedback on their trialing performance or they can email their concerns to Rangers Netball Club email: with their daughters full name, and age.  The Committee may then discuss the issue with the relevant coach and make a decision regarding the matter.  The Coaching Convenor shall inform the parent / player involved of their decision either verbally or in writing.  If the parent / player are still unsatisfied, a formal meeting to discuss and resolve the dispute will be convened.