N&DNA set to advance game as Tier 1 status achieved

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer

The Narrogin & Districts Netball Association is one of 22 new Tier 1 associations in WA, after Netball WA voted in favour of a new constitution.

N&DNA will join the ranks of associations in regional centres such as Geraldton, Bunbury and Albany, as well as metropolitan competitions including Fremantle, Wanneroo and Belmont.

As a prerequisite of becoming a Tier 1 body, which gives association voting rights in Netball WA, competitions will be required to be incorporated, and sign and comply with the Netball WA Association Annual Affiliation Agreement, as well as ensuring they have more than 450 playing and non-playing members.

In addition, Tier 1 associations will need to run one senior and one junior competition, a Suncorp NetSetGO program inclusive of all tiers (Net, Set and GO), and one other participant program or competition.

Netball WA chief executive Simon Taylor noted the importance of the Tier 1 associations.

“These 22 associations have done an insurmountable amount of work to achieve Tier 1 status, and they should be incredibly proud of the way they have each impacted their respective local communities,” Taylor said.

“By meeting the criteria to be eligible to be a Tier 1 association, these associations are committing to furthering netball across the State, and working within our purpose of advancing netball, advancing communities.

“I would also like to make special mention of our Tier 2 and Tier 3 associations, who continue to play integral roles in growing the game of netball throughout WA, and look forward to working with them closely in 2019.”

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