Netball Australia and Indoor Netball Federation Australia have begun discussions exploring a formal partnership between the two organisations.
Indoor Netball is a modern format of the game played professionally since early 2000’s.
The court is surrounded by a net on each side and overhead.
Anton Croxford, Chairman of Indoor Netball Australia, said indoor netball is growing in popularity with over 200,000 people playing in Australia.
“Indoor Netball is an exciting sport that is growing in numbers around Australia, with a diverse mix of participants taking part including many males and young people.”
“We’re very much open and looking forward to working with the governing body of netball,” he said.
Indoor netball runs two national championships each year, the Open National Championships and the Aged National Championships. The best players in these championships are selected for the All Star international teams.
As part of the discussions, The Indoor Netball Working Group has been established with representatives from Netball Australia, Member Organisations, Indoor Netball Australia and their state affiliates.
A number of workshops will be conducted nationally with key stakeholders during 2017 to work towards a formal partnership agreement.
Netball Australia‘s Anne-Marie Phippard says she is enthusiastic to work with the Australian Indoor Netball Federation.
“Netball Australia wants to connect with participants and fans of all netball formats, including indoor netball,” Phippard said.
“As the number one team participation sport for women in girls in Australia, we see this partnership as an exciting opportunity to continue to grow the sport and bring people into the game, no matter the format.”