Netball Australia is the national governing body for netball in Australia.
Our origins go all the way back to August 1927, with the formation of the All Australian Women’s Basketball Association. We were there when netball began. Now we help shape where netball is going.
These days, netball is the biggest team sport in Australia, played by over 1.2 million men, women and children all over the country. It’s also the number one participation sport for Australian girls. Netball Australia’s job is to foster that growth. To connect with local communities, protect the reputation of the game, and empower women to shine.
In 1938, Australia took on New Zealand in the world’s first international netball match (which we won, just quietly, 40-11). Australian netball has flourished ever since. Our national squad, the Samsung Diamonds, are Commonwealth Games and World Cup champions, and the official number one team in the world. Our Samsung Super Netball competition is the leading women’s sporting league on the planet, with televised audiences of over 8 million.
While other codes are just waking up to the power of female sport, Australian netball has been leading the charge for the better part of a century. Female empowerment is in our DNA.
But there’s still room for growth. Netball has a unique power to motivate and inspire Australian women. It’s a sport for all ages, abilities, backgrounds and genders. And that legacy of inclusion and diversity is never finished. Netball Australia is committed to working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve access to netball. We want to work with disability and community groups to get kids healthy and happy. Most of all we want to see netball thrive.
That’s our mission. That’s Netball Australia.