CLUB HISTORY

The Montrose Netball Club Inc ("MNC") is a local ‘not for profit’ sporting club which held its first inaugural meeting on 9th October 1974.  The club first participated in a home and away style competition with the Mountain District Netball Association.  In the early stages of formation we had around 6 teams competing.

 

Due to the increased interest in netball, the Lilydale and Yarra Valley Netball Association (“LYVNA”) was formed in 1979 and MNC was one of the founding clubs to join this competition.  Our club has grown into a position where each season the club has around 25 teams competing in the winter and spring competitions at LYVNA in Kilsyth (Pinks Reserve Regional Netball Facility).

 

All matches are played on a Saturday at Pinks Reserve Regional Netball Facility, 123 Liverpool Road, Kilsyth (behind the Kilsyth Basketball Stadium).  There are two competition seasons offered - winter season (March to September) and spring season (October to December).

Our mission statement is to promote players to participate in a team sport where they develop commitment and friendships, whilst having enjoyment and fun in the Montrose and surrounding areas.  Our club will assist in the development of our players by encouraging fair play, skill development and a love of netball.

MNC is run by a Committee of Management which relies on parents to volunteer their time to help and support our junior and senior players which enables the club to run a very successful local community group.  We have a reputation for being known as a very friendly and family orientated, local community based club.  Our dedicated team of volunteers aim to develop everyone’s skill and knowledge of the game whilst maintaining a sense of fun and enjoyment.  Having a large members list enables us to enter multiple teams of differing strengths and experiences in age groups ranging from under 9’s through to the open section.  There is also a NetSetGO program for the 10 and under age group.

 

Suncorp NetSetGO is Netball Australia’s only junior entry netball program.  This program is a fun, safe, social and active program for girls and boys aged 5 to 10.  It gives kids of all abilities a positive introduction to netball and teaches them the basic skills of the sport.  The program is divided into three tiers: Net, Set and GO, meaning that your child will learn at a pace that’s right for their age and ability.  All participants receive a NetSetGO participant pack.  Your child will take part in skill based activities, minor games and modified matches that will help them develop fundamental movement skills, as well as important social skills like team work.  Each session is lead by accredited coaches, using modified equipment to ensure all participants have an enjoyable experience.

 

Our club is excited to announce that our new All Abilities netball program has been running since 2018.  All Abilities netball provides the chance for people with a physical or intellectual disability to participate directly or indirectly in local clubs and associations.  More details regarding our club Promoting Disability Inclusion In Sport can be found on our website under the ‘All Abilities Program’ menu tab.

 

MNC training courts are located at Montrose Recreation Reserve on Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Montrose (next to the Montrose Football Ground / Tennis Courts).

 

The Committee, coaches, umpires and all current players welcomes all returning and new members, from beginners to advanced, to our club.