Eight locations across Victoria have been selected to host the 2018 Association Championships Zone Qualifying Stages, to be held on 20 and 27 May.
Netball Victoria Chief Executive Officer, Rosie King, said it is exciting to see new locations and venues with upgraded facilities hosting the qualifying tournaments.
AFL Central Victoria will host the Northern Zone Association Championships qualifying stage at Golden City Netball Courts. Carol Cathcart, AFL Central Victoria Regional General Manger, said it will be the first time for a number years that Bendigo has hosted this tournament and we look forward to showcasing the new facilities and seeing quality netball played in our area.
The Association Championships are a major component of the Netball Victoria Talent Pathway, where upcoming netballers are recognised for the skills and potential. Talent Scouts attend each tournament date, inviting selected players to attend Zone Academy screening days.
The Association Championships sees association and league representative teams from across the state compete at their zone’s host venue. The various zone tournaments culminate in an Association Championships finals event at the State Netball Hockey Centre on 17 June.
Registrations for the 2018 Association Championships open on 26 February. For more details visit netballvic.com.au or follow Netball Victoria on social media.
2018 Association Championships locations and dates:
20 May 2018
- Central East (13/U) – Casey Netball Association
- Central West (15/U and 17/U) – Geelong Central Netball Association
- Eastern – Sale Netball Association
- Northern – AFL Central Victoria host the event at Golden City Netball Courts
27 May 2018
- Central East (15/U, 17/U, AA17/U) – Mountain District Netball Association
- Central West (13/U) – Diamond Creek Force Netball Association
- North East – Wangaratta Netball Association
- Western – Ballarat Netball Association