All Abilities Netball
A wonderful opportunity for ‘all abilities’ sportspeople to learn how to play netball, make new friends and be part of a vibrant and supportive sporting community.
All Abilities Netball is for avid netballers who have a disability. A disability may be generally defined as a condition which may restrict a person’s mental, sensory or mobility functions to undertake or perform a task in the same way as a person who does not have a disability.
All Abilities Netball began at Doncaster and Districts Netball Association in July 2015 where clinics were held for ‘all abilities’ sportspeople to learn how to play netball, make new friends and be part of a vibrant and supportive sporting community. As the number of players increased, a small weekly competition has developed. The players are supported on court by members of the All Abilities committee, young volunteers from clubs within the Association and specialist umpires who support the players on and off the court. No previous experience is required to join and the competition is open to all ages, both males and females.
The competition runs alongside the Doncaster and Districts Netball Association mainstream competition on Saturday mornings and games are played in two seasons, Winter and Spring. There are breaks for the school holidays. There is a warm up and skills session at 10.30am with the game commencing at 11.20am.
The players have also had the opportunity to play against other Associations’ All Abilities teams at tournaments and some have also represented the Chisholm Region at State Titles Championships. As the competition has evolved, the players have also had the opportunity to compete against other Associations on a regular basis.