5. Netball


Netball: be able to play all positions.


Netball is the number one team sport for women and girls in SA – skills include hand-eye coordination with passing, catching and shooting techniques, footwork fundamentals and attacking and defensive tactics.



Netball SA

Netball SA runs our elite team, the Adelaide Thunderbirds and our Premier League which involves eight clubs in Adelaide. Netball SA is the peak body for netball across the state and offers many opportunities to be involved with netball.   




Net Set Go

An official starter program for 5-10 year old girls and boys to learn the basics of netball for the first time, learn some skills and have fun.  Offered at Clubs and Schools around the State, this is a great introduction to Netball. Age brackets include: 


  • Net – 5-6 year olds (basic movement skills) 
  • Set – 7-8 year olds  (matches sand light passing) 
  • Go – 9-10 year olds  (matches and more advanced drills) 




Club Netball (11 to 17 year olds)

Club Netball is the first taste of competitive netball and a good way to sharpen skills, make friends, and learn from experienced coaches. Participation spans across a full season as part of a team. Club netball is played in most areas around the state. Clubs have upcoming trials or are looking for players. 




Thunder Cup

An after-school competition run by Netball SA for boys and girls in Years 3-8.  It’s run during Terms 1, 2 and 3 and aims to give students an opportunity to enjoy netball by focusing on participation, sportsmanship and fun. Three divisions, Yrs 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 and held at Netball SA.




School Holiday Clinics

Clinics provide an opportunity to hone skills of budding netballers and enjoy some fun and activity in the school holidays.  They’re interactive and vary according to the age and skills of players.  All aspects of the game are covered in a fun and inclusive environment.  Clinics are provided for age-specific; boys; and all abilities. 




ASouth Australian Men’s and Mixed Netball Association (SAMMNA)

The SAMMNA has joined with Netball SA to run a weekly summer season for boys and mixed players aged 12-15 years old (Junior Boys M League) along with other age categories.  




First Nations Netball Clinics

Netball SA deliver training and skills sessions to regional communities across the state, encouraging participation and development in our First Nations netball community. 




Other Resources and Opportunities