2017 wrap up from General Manager, Benita Bittner

Thank you for the great welcome and introduction to netball in the ACT. It has been a great five months and I am looking forward to getting into 2018 refreshed and ready to get into the new netball season!

It has been terrific to get out and see grassroots netball in action and get to know some great people out in the Districts. I would like to give special thanks and acknowledge the hard work of the District Associations and acknowledge, Margie Sheedy (SCNA), Claire Major (ANA), Cassandra Stewart (BNA), Jonathan Toze (TNA) and Shane Lester/ Gillian Shaw (CNA) and all their executive teams for what they have achieved in 2017. It is very rewarding being involved in grassroots sports and they have all done a wonderful job.

Moving into 2018 we will be making changes to Junior Champs and introducing a Division 3 in the 11s, 12s and 13s age groups. We will be also be introducing a 17/U Division.

The State League Tier two season will now be extended to a 10 week competition and we will be reviewing how State League Tier One can be revamped. For more information click here.

We will hit the ground running in the New Year with the launch of the Canberra GIANTS team for 2018. We are committed to getting our Canberra GIANTS team out into the community to inspire our grassroots netballers so keep watching our online channels for updates.

Thanks to all our sponsors throughout the year – SolarHub, ACTIVE Canberra, Semaphore Consulting, Hit 104.7FM, the Hellenic Club in the City, Canterbury Clothing and Guzman Y Gozmez. Your support is appreciated and we look forward to 2018. We also have an exciting partnership that will be announced in early 2018 – stay tuned.

Finally, thank you to the NACT Board of Directors and staff at Netball ACT for all their work throughout 2017. I am really looking forward to a busy and productive 2018.