Over our 2019/2020 summer, our country was hit by the worst bushfires we have ever experienced now known as the Black Summer.


Netball Australia actioned a Netball Bushfire Relief fund to raise funds for those that need it most and to assist Netball Clubs and communities to get back on their feet.

All it took was one email to our Founder Sam Poolman to see if she could help raise funds. 

Through Aspire Netball Sam created an 11s Development Day. With our local netball community uniting as a Hunter, Central Coach, North Coast and Northern Inland region to support and be involved on the day. Focusing on the development of players, coaches and umpires while registration fees, donations and raffle prizes were all donated to the Relief Fund. 

Special Guests Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes, Netball Australia Board Member Wendy Archer, local Firefighters and NBN News Sports Reporter Kate Habberfield all made an appearance for our official opening. Netball NSW, Central Coast Heart, Hunter Netball, Central Coast and Hunter Academy of Sport supporting the day. We were so fortunate to have experienced coaching, umpiring and administration mentors there on the day to develop our Associations. 


We proudly raised $12,000 for the Netball Bushfire Relief. 


Coming together as a sport and region to develop our players, coaches, umpires and associations but most importantly raised funds is pretty special. We are proud to have played a small part

Netball Bushfire Relief donates to Red Cross and Confident Girls Foundation.


We are thrilled our 11s development day will return in 2021 with the support of our Hunter and Central Coast Associations.

The day will run the same as 2020, focusing on developing our players, coaches and umpires while collectively coming together as a region. The morning will consist of mixing all players for a training component in the afternoon. They will return to their Association teams for a match play round robin which will be graded into Pools (all teams may not play each other as the purpose is a development day).

If your netballer turns 11 in 2021, it depends on your Associations 11s representative program if you an attend. Associations with an 11s rep will be bringing their squads, those Associations that don't will be inviting any interested 11s to attend. 

Please reach out to your Associations to check eligibility or contact us below, and we are more than happy to help!