Our History

At Nepean Netball Club we have a proud history of supporting young netballers grow and develop their love of the game.

Timeline

1985

Saturday Juniors moved to the new 6 courts at Truemans Rd complex instead of using 3 different locations to accommodate all our teams. Games were being played at Rye courts, Sorrento courts and Romney Park Tootgarook. Netball was operated out of a caravan for the first 7 years, for Saturday Juniors.

1986

Disappointed was not getting the pavilion started at Trueman Rd facility as that was our aim for the year.

1987

Planing permit and plans drawn up and now in the hands of the builders. They then had to go through Management Committee to get a planing permit. We were hoping to have our pavilion up this year, but progress was slow with the Shire.

June 1988

Kay the Treasurer went to the NBA re Loan for $60,000.
1988 Kay informed Committee that we would need to borrow $65,000.

1988

Disappointed that our pavilion has had many delays and problems as it has no roof at present.
Wednesday night competition was at maximum in the second season. Hillview Quarries and Southern Peninsula Op Shop donated $1,500 each used to reduce the loan in term of 2 years.

1989

Southern Nepean Netball Co-Operative 9th May 1989.
$30,000 for initial start of building.
$30,000 frame and final payment on lock up and completion.Wednesday night competition was at maximum in the second season. Hillview Quarries and Southern Peninsula Op Shop donated $1,500 each used to reduce the loan in term of 2 years.

Formed Co-Op on 2 May 1989

Directors Elaine Jones (Sec)
Lorraine Williams (Treasurer)
Robyn Martin
Kay King
Mary
Patsy

Became a Co-Operative 13 June 1989

16th August 1990 Co-Op loan finally came through from the Treasury.

1990

Canteen was set up to raise funds for the Association so we could furnish and finish our building and get a CFO.

1991

Saturday section at last been able to get some benefit from the pavilion as they have been operating out the back of a car for 7 years. At the start of Spring Season Midweek Ladies moved from Rye to Truemens Rd courts when the pavilion was completed enough to baby sit the kids while mums played their game.

BIG THANKS GO TO
Robert Rawlinson Crane Hire
Laurie Williams & Mick O’Rouke Plumbing
Rod King Carpentry,
George Burns (Reece Plumbing)
Alan Harris for tiling.
And especially Neville Lukey for all the electrical work.
These people donated their labour or products for the pavilion.

1992

Boys played netball for the first time in our Saturday section. In April we started to provide helpers for Bingo at the Tootgarook Hall. Tootgarook Netball club are members of the Tootgatook Sports and Social Club who ran bingo as a way of raising money. Tootgarook Netball club offered to share their night with Nepean. Court lighting has been erected and it has been a special year for Nepean Netball Committee as well as all 3 sections are now playing netball at Truemans Rd.

1993

Priority for this year was inside toilets, wash basins, benches and cupboard for timekeepers box, disable ramp at front entrance, and heating. Honour board purchased and sign written. Tables and chairs were purchased, Kitchen cupboard and benches were purchased and fitted. Pa  system and tape deck was also purchased. This all came about from the Canteen profits. VNA came down in June to run a Super Clinic for juniors.

1994

6 years left on loan. Reece plumbing supplied hot water service. Loan payments are now on a monthly payment which cuts the interest term. Freezer and microwave was purchased out of canteen money.

1995

2 seasons is now under way for Saturday Juniors. Completion of the building we now have regular users generating some income. Our loan now stands just under $30,000.

1996

Due to excessive rain our courts were flooded. At first we could use 3 courts but then with drain problems as well and water coming from wetlands all 6 courts became flooded. Nepean lost a lot of players and money this year. Mornington Netball Association offered their venue for our Twilight Tournament. A lot of hard work but it was worth it.

1999

Building Loan has now been repaid. Painting of the main room and the installation of heating. Clubrooms were officially opened by our LOCAL MP Martin Dixon on Grand Final day of the Saturday Juniors. competition. With the bank loan now paid off it was decided that once all accounts were paid off at the end of the year that Nepean would transfer money over to the term deposit account leaving $10,000 in general account for the next year.

2001

Due to the damage of the courts being flooded in 1995/1996 the Shire has finally resurfaced the 6 courts. Thief of our computer was a terrible blow to our organisation when the On a brighter side clubrooms were broken into. The Shire resurfaced our courts.

2002

Robert Dalling from Basketball Assoc informed NNA that we could use the indoor facility Hillview Quarry at Rosebud Secondary school for our ladies competition which was played at Truemans Rd facility outdoors, but it had to be a Tuesday night not Wednesday night. NNA agreed to this so the second season we moved to the indoor facility. Sunday night was offered to us also so we started a mix competition in 2003.

2012

The Association was set to utilise the term deposit funds in 2012 for the purpose of re-surfacing the courts at the Truemans Rd facility. The proposed cost of the application of a rebound surface to the existing courts was estimated at around $60,000 with a commitment from the shire to contribute $25,000 to the cost.

Unfortunately in 2013 the Shire changed the guidelines regarding the court upgrade. Sadly the projected cost for upgrading the 6 netball courts to the current Australian Standard, escalated to a whopping $500.000.00.

On the positive side, the Shire invested around $34,000 in electrical maintenance with the upgrade of the Truemans Rd court lighting to Australian Standards.

We are most grateful our 2013 sponsors for their contribution to our association. We thank the Southern Community Fund for their donation of $2500.00 which enabled us to purchase a portable defibrillator and the Bendigo Bank who continue to support the association and our Representative Squad with a donation of $5,000.