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PENRITH  DISTRICT  NETBALL  ASSOCIATION

 

Our association provides competitive and social netball opportunities for all participants who want to play, umpire or coach, and welcome all ages and levels of experience.

Our association values friendship, community spirit, teamwork and respect to all members – from our volunteers to our umpires and parents.

Our Volunteers and Life Members are active and engaged members in our organisation, and we are grateful and thankful for their outstanding contributions to the development of netball with us. Without their support we wouldn’t be able to do what we do!

Our History

It all began in November 1972 when a group of people met at Penrith Primary School to form Penrith District Netball Association. Initially the committee anticipated forty teams would compete in the first year of competition but were staggered when 82 teams registered in April 1973. 

 

In many ways, the history of the Association is also a potted history of Penrith. As the area has developed, the facilities have improved from somewhat “primitive” beginnings. There was no P.A. or hooter system – just loud voices and a school bell borrowed from St Nicholas, to be returned each Monday! Now, our facilities are the envy of many, and this is due to the ongoing partnership with Penrith City Council and the securing of various government grants, which have assisted in making the grounds “home” to over 4000 members each Saturday in winter.

 

There are a total of 42 sealed courts at PDNA.  Nearly all of which are filled with Netballer’s of all ages, every Saturday through our Winter competition. 

 

We have achieved great success at representative level over the years.  Just some of which include:

  • In 2005 Penrith won three titles and was runner-up in another on countback that year.

  • The PDNA Opens team defended their State Championship title for 5 years, from 2003-2007

  • In 2019 our success included

    • U17s – 1st at Senior State Titles

    • U15s – 2nd at Senior State Titles

    • U12s – 1st at Junior State Titles

    • U13s – 1st at Junior State Titles

    • Division 6 Metro League – 1st

  • Added to this, two junior players who commenced their Representative career at Penrith have the colours of their National country at the highest level - Paige Hadley for Australia and Courtney Tairi for New Zealand. 

Our Executive Committee

President

Joy Gillett OAM

Vice President

Judith Sibbald

Secretary

Lynn Deuis

Treasurer

Barry Olsen

Competitions Convenor

Trish Connor

Competitions Assistant

Leanne Mostek

Senior Registrar

Barbara Dallinger

Intermediate Registrar

Vikki Trevena

Junior Registrar

Meighan Ellul

Senior Rep Convenor

Tricia Mann

Junior Rep Convenor

Margaret Thornton

Coaching Convenor

Jan Ebelt

PR Convenor

Kellie Tickner

Senior Umpire Convenor

Shanae Terry

Junior Umpire Convenor

Gabby Hancock

Penrith District Netball Association