To bring the game of netball to every player female or male, young or old in our community, and to help teach them the game, with qualified coaches & umpires and a caring committee.
The aim of Macleod Netball Club is to provide an environment where participants can:
- Learn and develop the skills and ethics of netball.
- Receive coaching from appropriately trained coaches.
- Have fun and form long-lasting friendships with peers sharing similar goals.
- Be supported by the Club, their peers, coaches and parents.
- Be provided with a pathway enabling them to help achieve their potential.
About The Macleod Netball Club
The Macleod Netball Club was formed in 1951, and since that time has seen a continual growth from 10 players to over approximately 200.
The Club started playing competitions with the Baptist Church of Christ, run by the affiliated Churches Basketball Association, at that time we were known as the Macleod Uniting Netball Club.
In the early days we had no home venue. So players and parents used to travel to East Preston, Essendon, Bundoora, Aberfeldie and Sunshine just to name a few.
In 1980 we joined a competition run by the Victorian Churches Netball Association, where we continued to travel to places like Heathmont, Bayswater, North Balwyn and Ringwood. In 1987 the Association obtained the use of 6 courts at the Koonung High School, where they moved their teams from our side of town to play.
In 1997 we left the Association to play with the Doncaster & Districts Netball Association, we also changed our name to just the Macleod Netball Club, we still have ties with the church, but not as much as we did in the early years.
In 1998 we helped form our own Association – the Banyule & Districts Netball Association visit their site Banyule Netball. Our intention was to develop an indoor stadium and we sought assistance from the Banyule City Council to build one in the Banyule Community.
With the help of the Banyule City Council and Macleod College, this venue was completed in May 2003.
The Macleod Netball Club has 18 teams playing in 2014 ranging in ages from 9 and Under’s to under 17s.
We boast players from our Club who have and are still playing in various association Representative Teams
The Macleod Netball Club prides itself on being a family club, and works hard to achieve this goal.