Another Year for Ulladulla Netball

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Another Year for Ulladulla Netball

Blast from the Past – UDNA 2011 U14s Rep Team Crowned ‘State Age Champions’ Division 3

To all past and present members, the Ulladulla & Districts Netball Association (UDNA) will be celebrating ’40 years – 1980-2020′ next year. If you have any ‘blast from the past’ stories to tell or old memorabilia/photos that we can add to a CD or use, please contact Robin who will make arrangements to collect from you. Contact by phone 4455 5683 or via email at

A celebrations sub-committee is being formed of Life Members and Past Presidents and we will be having a meeting in approximately mid-January. All our past and present netball members/volunteers; if you would like to join our celebrations event committee, please email Robin at

Details regarding our event celebrations will be advised through our website, Facebook, Instagram and the
Local Express.

‘Blast from the Past’

Turning the clocks back in time, our ‘blast from the past’ photo segment is of the U14s Rep Team who were crowned Winners of Division 3 at the 2011 Netball NSW State Age Championships held in Berkley over three days. The team players were E. Wray, M. Fox, M. Curry, R. Joyce, T. Mawson, G. Murdoch, K. Wilkins, T. Love, Z. Isarin and K. Lahiff, as well as C. Watt (Coach) and M. Love (Manager).

Although we came close as runners-up in various age groups over the years, this was our first State Age Championships winning team. What an incredible achievement for the players, coach, manager and our Regional Association as a whole.

Umpires Control

The Association requires an Umpires Control Coordinator to organise the smooth running of the umpiring roster for the 2020 Saturday Competition. This job can be shared by one or two volunteers on a roster basis. The UDNA Secretary has a very comprehensive umpiring folder ready to assist our volunteers.

There is also a great standby committee back-up system in play to assist the Umpires Control Coordinator(s). Please contact Robin at if you can help.

Netball Complex

As per our Netball Complex Policy and Procedures, and due to very limited parking spaces, only UDNA Committee and/or authorised Officials are permitted to park outside the Netball Clubhouse.

Netball NSW

From State Championships to Senior State Titles – why the change? In 2018, McLaughlin Sports Consultancy completed a comprehensive Netball NSW Competitions and Events Framework Review. Evidence was collected and analysed relating to the current relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of the NNSW Competitions, the Events Framework, and its delivery.

A significant point of stakeholder concern relating to the effectiveness of the State Age Championships was that, due to the size of the event in recent years, it needed to be hosted at three to four venues simultaneously. This created major logistical and financial issues for the Associations and their members.

It was recommended that the format of the State Age Championships be altered to allow it to be delivered at two large venues (Divisions 1 and 2 at one venue and Divisions 3 and 4 at another). To facilitate this, it was recommended that the State Age Championships include Under 12s, 13s and 14s, and the State Championships include Opens, Under 17s and Under 15s. With these changes, new event names were put forward, hence the Junior State Titles and Senior State Titles.

Join us for a dance

Kids Disco 10 January 2020

We will require UDNA volunteers on a roster basis for our first fundraising event in 2020 at the Kids Disco for 3-12 years at the Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club. Gold coin donation.

We normally set-up from 4.00pm with the Disco commencing at 5.30pm-8.30pm. If you can help, please email Robin at with your preferred time.

Free Come and Try Netball – 15 February 2020

We apologise that in our last editorial there was a typo on the day. Please note that our Free ‘Come & Try Netball/Registrations Day’ will be held on Saturday 15 February 2020 for Girls 5-14 years and Boys 5-12 years, 10.00am-12.00pm at the Netball Complex, Ulladulla Sports Park.

Bring your family and friends. Don’t forget your sneakers, sunhat, sunscreen and drink bottle if you’re playing. For all enquiries, please contact Michelle Hendrie at or Robin at

Concussion in Sport Workshops 2020

Concussion is a significant and complex health issue within the Australian sporting landscape at all levels of play. Following on from a successful 2018 roadshow, Sports Medicine Australia and the NSW Office of Sport will again partner to deliver a series of education workshops across NSW in 2020.

These programs will provide those in attendance with a greater knowledge of concussion, its prevalence, signs and symptoms, recognition and management, return to play, and recent research in the area.

Presented by highly respected researcher, Dr Andrew Gardner from the University of Newcastle, this is a great opportunity open for all within the sporting community. All workshops are free and will run from 6.30pm-9.00pm.

Registration is essential and the closest venue for UDNA coaches who would like to attend is Wollongong on Thursday 30 April 2019 at Wests League – Unanderra. The link to register –

Christmas Greetings

The UDNA Executive Committee would like to wish all our members, families, sponsors as well as the Ulladulla & Districts community a “Merry Xmas and a safe and Happy New Year”.

Contact: Robin Butler
Ph: 4455 5683


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