2020 Premier League Season set to return

Netball SA’s top-tier competition will make its return next month, with the Premier League set to kick off on July 17. After months of uncertainty following the outbreak of COVID-19, the eight clubs that compete in the Premier League finally have a date to work towards. The 2020 season will be conducted in a condensed format with three games per fortnight, as opposed to the usual weekly schedule.

However, the three-week finals series will return to the typical weekly format. One match per week during the minor rounds will be live streamed through Spacequake. This announcement follows last week’s news that the Adelaide Metro Netball Division (AMND) – Netball SA’s largest competition for both juniors and seniors – will commence on July 18.Netball SA CEO Bronwyn Klei said she was thrilled to see netball back ready for action.

“The past few months have been challenging for our sport, but I’m so excited to announce our Premier League finally has a start date,” Ms Klei said.

“It’s wonderful news for our state’s talented athletes who have worked so hard to earn their spots across the eight clubs.

“Also, knowing AMND was given the green light last week is huge for sport in our state as the competition represents our biggest participation of both junior and senior netballers.”

In addition, several associations across the state will hit the courts for the start of their 2020 seasons this weekend.

“The impact of COVID-19 certainly took its toll on our clubs and associations, so to know so many netballers will be back on court this weekend is wonderful,” Ms Klei said.

“The return of our sport is a real credit to the dedication and passion of our volunteers across SA who have gone above and beyond to make their seasons possible.”


Congratulations to Rachel Redden

South Adelaide Netball Club would like to congratulate Rachel Redden on her selection into the 2019 U/17 South Australian state netball team. Rachel joins the squad of 12 who will be travelling to Brisbane in April to compete in the National Netball Championships. Rachel has been playing netball for 7 years and has been playing at South Adelaide Netball Club for 5 years also recently receiving her 5 year medal with the club.

Along with being selected into the 2019 U/17 squad Rachel was also selected and participated in the Adelaide Metro Netball Academy from 2015 to 2017. She also competed in the U15 SSSSA state team and won bronze at the Pacific School Games, and also being selected into the U17 development squad.  Rachel is “really excited for the opportunity to play with and against such high quality players whilst representing my state” and was completely in shock when she read the team list and saw her name was among the selected players. “I was just so happy to make the team, last year I made the Development Squad and so this year I really wanted to make the State Team. I put so much hard work on (League/ Reserves and with Judi) and off the court, and I was just so happy to see my hard work paying off.”

Rachel’s future plans with netball see’s her aiming to perform well at Woods and at Nationals and to keep up the hard work throughout preseason training.  In the future she hops to play for the Southern Force and Thunderbirds and to hopefully one day make an Australian team. Rachel thanks everyone at South Adelaide Panthers for supporting her career and current success within the national team.

South Adelaide Panthers would like to wish Rachel all the success with her future within both the club and national teams .


Read the full Netball SA article here 

Enrol for Blackwood High Special Interest Netball Program

Calling all year 7 netball girls!  Nominations due 23rd March, forms to be completed by 30th April 2018. There are approximately 25 Year 8 placements reserved for students selected in conjunction with the South Australian Netball Association to be involved in the Blackwood High School Program. See www.bhs.sa.edu.au for application form.