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Who are we and where did we come from?
The Boroondara Netball Association is affiliated with Netball Victoria, within the Chisholm Region and Central East Zone and involves approximately 3800 people - our vision “To be the leading sporting association, committed to the provision of attainable pathways to the top in all aspects of netball, enabling individuals to achieve their personal best within a caring community environment”.
The Boroondara Express VNL Club is administered by a sub-committee of the Boroondara Netball Association (BNA) under a separate operational plan and budget funded by the Boroondara Netball Association.
Boroondara Express was formed at the end of 2008 following the review by Netball Victoria into the State League program. Boroondara Express was granted one of 10 licences across the state to compete in the new Victorian Netball League. In 2023, we were granted one of 12 licences across the state to compete in the expanded and re-vamped 2024 - 2028 Victorian Netball League.
What have we achieved?
- Ongoing significant representation at all levels of the Netball Victoria player, coach and team personnel pathways – State teams, ANC, SSN, National. Refer High Performance
- A tangible and accessible "PATHWAY to the TOP" for netballers in the local community from Junior Development Programs to Representative Teams (Boroondara POWER) to VNL and beyond.
- An impressive team of coaching & support staff delivering an elite Daily Training Environment
- Long term, loyal & supportive sponsors
- Extensive community engagement
- Professional, ethical and holistic club culture
- On-court success, boasting finals' appearances most years.
|2009||Championship & 19U grand finalists|
|2010||Division One premiers|
|2011||Division One premiers & Championship grand finalists|
|2012||Division One & 19U grand finalists|
|2013||Division One Premiers & 19U finalists|
|2014||Championship and Division One finalists|
|2015||Championship PREMIERS and Division One finalists|
|2016||Championship finalists and Division One Grand finalists|
|2017||No finals appearances|
|2019||Div One Grand Finalists|
|2021||Covid modified competition|
|2022||No finals appearances|
|2023||Championship Grade grand finalists|
Major VNL Sponsors 2023
|Boroondara Netball Association:||the major financial supporter of Boroondara Express|
|Anytime Fitness, Kew:||free training facilities for Boroondara Express|
|OnTrack sportswear:||free uniform for players, coaches & team personnel|
|Bendigo Community Bank:||financial support|
|Perana Sports:||state of the art Performance Analysis software|
|Platinum Physio:||subsidised physiotherapy for VNL players|
|Between The Ears:||subsidised personal & performance psychology for VNL players & personnel|
- Boroondara Sports Complex, Belmore Rd, North Balwyn > 5 court stadum, heated outdoor pools
- Anytime Fitness Clubs, Kew: full access & gym membership
- Boroondara Netball Centre, Macleay Park, Belmore Rd, North Balwyn > 8 synpave outdoor courts, club rooms
Wendy Jacobsen (NCAS Elite)
|High performance Manager||Dr Lyndell Bruce (Deakin University)|
Performance Analysis team
Committe & Team Personnel
|Selections (open to all)||October|
|Individual holiday running and gym program||December - January|
|In- season group S&C / court work||Mondays & TBC|
|Home / gym based S&C programs||Individualised|
|Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Psychology programs||Individualised, as required|
Costs to players
|Club Fee||$ 475 (2023)|
|Netball Vic State Membership||$ 64 / 84 - self registration (2023)|
|Uniform||Free – provided by OnTrack Sportswear|
|Gym Membership 12 months||Free – provided by Anytime Fitness, Kew only|
What do we expect from all players, coaches and team personnel?
- To submit a signed VNL player form and a club contract
- To pay fees by due date
- To attend training and match sessions as are directed by the Head Coach
- To complete home training as directed by the Fitness Coaches
- To participate in such fundraising and promotional activities as are directed by the Association in their capacity as managers of Boroondara Power. These activities include junior development activities organised by the Association;
- To comply with sponsorship requirements as directed by Boroondara Power’s managing body, the Boroondara Netball Association.
- To work together according to our club culture (above) for the betterment of the club and players.
- To adhere to communication pathways and dispute resolution procedures as directed by the Boroondara Netball Association.
Club Culture: Honesty, Passion, Commitment, Unity
Welcoming & inclusive club environment
- Honesty and transparency.
- Respect and positive working relationships between all participants in the program including players, coaches, administrators, committees, sponsors, selectors and umpires.
- Club rather than individual focus / squad rather than team focus.
- Club loyalty - excellent player retention rate
- Social activities to encourage club and team cohesiveness.
- Strong financial base, working to minimise costs to all participants
- Awards for off court club involvement (volunteering, coaching, administration)
- Succession planning to ensure the ongoing success of the club
- Willingness to trial new, innovative ideas for the betterment of the club.
- Opportunities for players to progress through teams to reach Championship Division and beyond.
- Ongoing PATHWAY to higher performance levels for players, coaches and team personnel
- Talent Identification Program for talented players in the local community via Boroondara Power teams.
- Pathway for coaches from the local community to develop and access VNL coaching positions.
- Open selection policy
- Supportive relationship with local Council and State / Federal Government
- Long term, loyal sponsors
- Community engagement via coaching clinics, home games
Elite Development Program
- Holistic program that provides for the individual needs of athletes
- Qualified sport science personnel delivering netball specific & individualized strength and conditioning program
- Experienced elite level coaches
- Access to specialised health professionals
- Formalised review and feedback systems in place for both individual and team performance