Southern Fusion Netball Club was established 2012 by Ben Dixon, and founding members Nicole Roffey, Karen Porter, Yvonne Porter, Julie Dixon and Brooke Cleeland. Southern Fusion Netball Club started competing at Waverley Netball Centre in Autumn season of 2013.
Our mission statement aims to provide players within the South Gippsland region a representative level stage to perform and develop along the Netball Victoria Development Pathway.
Southern Fusion Netball Club started with 3 teams, an Under 13’s development team, an Under 15’s and an Under 17’s. The Under 13’s played several tournaments and trained fortnightly throughout the year, while the Under 15’s and 17’s competed weekly at Waverley Netball Centre.
The club expanded to 6 teams in 2014 running with Under 13’s, 2x Under 15’s, 1x Under 17’s and an Open team. Again the Under 13 teams competed at several tournaments throughout the year, while all other teams competed at Waverley Netball Centre.
The club ran 5 junior teams this year including; 2x Under 13’s, 2x Under 15’s, 1x Under 17’s. The Under 13 B’s competing in tournaments throughout the year while our Under 13 A’s played their first season at Waverley Netball Centre alongside our 15’s and 17’s teams.
The club ran 6 junior teams including 2x U13’s, 3x U15’s, 1x U17’s, 1xOpen. The Under 13 2's competed at tournamnets throughout the year while our Under 13 1's played at Waverley. The Under 17s travelled to Sydney, a first for the club and won the NSW State Championships, however came home and lost their grand final 8 goals in the Autumn Season.
The Under 15 2s made the Grandfinal in the Spring Season and won by 3 goals, coached by Nicky Roffey.
The club ran 7 junior teams this season including 2x U13's, 3x U15's and 2x U17s. This was the first time the club had run 2 teams of Under 17s. The Under 17 1s travelled to Sydney, for the NSW State Championships again, while the Under 15 1s went to Brisbane for the State Age Championships. This year, 3 past junior players for the club were selected in VNL teams demonstrating the clubs depth.
The club ran with 7 teams this season including an U11's team, 2x U13's, 2x U15's and 2x 17's. This was the first year the club had an U11's team, coached by Lily Scott, one of our U17's players. Again the U17 1's travelled to Sydney and represented Southern Fusion for the 3rd year running. U17 1's stepped up into section 1, finishing 3rd on the ladder before finals and won the Premiership for the Autumn Season.
We have recently created a Club Handbook which covers a large array of FAQ's about the club. Click here to find out what you need to know.
Most teams will play at Casey Indoor Leisure centre, with fixtures being released in early June for the Spring Season. The Tournament teams play at 8-10 tournaments throughout the whole year. The year is split up into 2 seasons, which run alongside the 2 school semesters. The Autumn season starting in early February and finishing in June. The Spring season begins in July and ends in December. The teams play approximately 18 games per season. There is generally no netball run in school holidays or on public holidays. As a club we understand that driving to Casey Indoor Leisure Centre on a weekly basis, is a big commitment for all parents and players. In the past carpooling has been hugely successful way for the girls to travel and bond before games. If parents have any concerns about travel or the impact on school or other outside commitments please contact Nicole Roffey.
Days and times:
The tournament sides play throughout the year at tournaments across Victoria, they have played at Sale, Nepean, Dandenong, Kingston, Traralgon and Waverly in the past. The teams train at least once a month.
The 13’s and 15's will play a 40 minute game on a Wednesday Night at Casey Indoor Leisure Centre.
13’s – 5.05pm - 6.45pm
15’s – 5.45pm - 8.25pm
The 17’s play will play an 40 minute game also on a Wednesday .
17’s- 7.05pm - 8.25pm
The season will start on Week 1 of Term 3, on a Wednesday night.
The Open will play One Hour game on a Tuesday night at Waverly Netball Centre
Open - 6.15pm - 9.45pm
Training times are set by the coach’s discretion. All teams generally train weekly on a Sunday for 2 hours between 10.00am-6.00pm at Meeniyan Sports Stadium. Attendance to training is very important and may help to decide playing time. If you are unable to attend training it is important to let your coach know preferably the game before training.
In the Past Southern Fusion Netball Club players and coaches had the opportunity to partake in 2 specialist training sessions run by an Australian Men’s Player, on midcourt development and a VNL Championship Player, on goaling development. Southern Fusion Netball Club will be working on implementing more specialist development sessions for coaches and players in the future.
Club fees will be set at our Annual General Meetings and will be announced at the completion of Trials. If player accepts position there is a $200 non refundable payment that must be paid on the date of accepting Position. This payment will then be deducted from Fee's.
Southern Fusion Netball Club has been fundraising vigorously with the help of committee members and players to try to lower fees for the upcoming season's. Any parent or player who have ideas about fundraising or sponsorship should contact any of our committee members or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our treasurer, is more than happy to help families set up a payment plan prior to the start of the season in February.
Our club colours are yellow, green and blue. As a club we aim to provide the girls with the highest quality and most affordable range of appropriate attire.
Compulsory uniform includes a playing dress, boy leg shorts, training singlet and socks. Additional uniform includes a hooded jumper with name embroided on the back for players, parents and supporters.
When ordering each year, the number of uniforms ordered influences the cost of uniforms. Please click on "Current Player Information" and "Uniforms" page for further list of uniform merchandise and pricing's.