Final Newsletter 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hello and welcome to the 2018 Netball preseason newsletter from the East Brighton Vampires Netball Club!

We wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Winter Netball season ahead, inform you to the outcomes of the recent AGM committee elections, and give you some dates to lock in for the 2018 Netball season.

Going forward, we will send a notification when new correspondence has been posted to the website to all netball families, and all mail and notifications can be found under the “News” tab on the EBVNC website. Please check this regularly for your netball club updates.

Outgoing President

We very sadly see our EBVNC President, Ebony Boyd, leave us this year. We have been lucky to have her knowledge, passion for the game, and energy as a major driving force behind the establishment and growth of EBVNC over the past few years.

She has coached Vampires and SDNA Rep netball teams, run Rep Ready programs for our girls, whilst maintaining her role as President.

Our children would not have had the opportunity to belong to such a great netball club and train at such a handy location as BPS if it wasn’t for the hard work of Emily Higgins, Kathryn Harby-William and Ebony, who established the EBVNC for us, and Sarah Lazzaro setting up NetSetGo (along with countless other amazing people who have volunteered their time, skills and energy over the years).

In recognition of her efforts Ebony was nominated for the inaugural Jack Brockhoff Foundation SDNA Award for services to the netball community.

In 2018, Ebony will continue to be involved with EBVNC for advice, and will hopefully run ad-hoc coaching workshops for us, and we at EBVNC thank her for her outstanding contribution to the Club over the past few years.

We will miss you Ebony!!


Each year, all committee positions are vacated, and new delegates are voted in.

We held the East Brighton Vampires Netball Club AGM on 4th December 2017 with the elected 2018 Committee of management as follows

President – Nicole McDonald (SDNA Delegate)

Secretary – Emily Higgins

Treasurer –Caly Price

Enrolments – Shelley Cameron/Kerrie Rooke

Senior Netball Operations – Claire O’Reilly

Media Manager – Tori Scott

Uniforms – Caly Price

Member of SDNA Executive – Samantha Heldsinger

We still need to fill the following vacant positions and would love to hear from you if you are interested.

Umpiring Manager – provide guidance to junior, senior or returning Umpires

Coaches Manager - provide coaching and game support to all coaches throughout the season

General Committee Members- help with everything involving fundraisers and club functions.

Compliance Manager- manager WWC register for Coaches and Managers, Insurances, Club policies etc.

Senior Netball Team Coach- An experienced Netball coach for the EBVNC Seniors Teams x 2.

EBVNC is OUR club, and is predominantly run by volunteers, so we would love to hear from any one who has an interest in being involved.

  • 2018 Calendar
  • Players and coaches will be notified of their team in the new year.

U/13 SDNA Round Robin Grading Day Saturday 10th Feb

U/11 SDNA Round Robin Grading Day Saturday 17th Feb

Seniors Team Selection Day Thursday 1st and 8th Mar

2018 Winter Season Round 1 begins on


Thursday 22nd Feb (U11 lower grades) – games for the U11’s lower grades will be played on a Thursday night at this stage.

Saturday 24th Feb (U11 higher grades/U13/U15).

Mid-April (Seniors)


Training starts:

U/11 Year 4 Monday 5th Feb 3.45-4.45pm BPS

U/11 Year 5 Tuesday 6th Feb 3.45-4.45pm BPS

U/13 Year 6 Tuesday 6th Feb 3.45-4.45pm BPS

U/13 Year 7 Tuesday 6th Feb 6.15-7.30pm Thomas Street

U/15 Year 8/9 Tuesday 6th Feb 6.15-7.30pm Thomas Street

Seniors Thursday 1st Feb time and location TBA

Season Opening: Family Fun Day

Pencil in the date- Sunday 25th February

We will get back to you with details of this, but would love if anyone is interested in helping run this to get in touch with Emily Higgins please.


  • Coaching Courses

All coaches for the 2018 season, who have not yet completed the NV Foundation Coaches course on line, must do so before beginning of season.  

Emily Higgins will email coaches NV Foundation Course details, Sportplan log in and other resources.


-All coaches and umpires need to have a NV membership. 


-All coaches, umpires and team managers need a WWCC

Please send through a copy of your WWC card to

(Feel free to take a photo with your phone and send through this way)

Please email us with any questions you may have.

Next club meeting: Sunday 28th January 3pm,

Please RSVP to if you would like to attend.

Thanks be being part of EBVNC, and I cant wait for a great year of netball in 2018!

Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday break.

Nicole McDonald

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