About Us & Location

Clubhouse and Courts Location

The Netball Courts and Clubhouse are located at the Samford Parklands on Mt Samson Rd, Samford
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Our Club's History

The Samford Netball Club has records which date back to 1974 when it was part of the "Samford Sporting Association" (known as Samford Rangers - Football).   The Football Club has compiled an amazing amount of history and it can be located here:  http://samfordrangers.org.au/wsphistory.aspx 

The Samford Netball Club has had a long affiliation with Downey Park Netball Association (DPNA) and we continue to play our Saturday games there.

The Samford Netball Club would love to hear from anyone with photos or more information about our long history.  Please contact our President:  president@samfordnetball.org.au

Our Mission

Our club endeavors to provide for people of all ages and skill levels to participate in outdoor netball.

Core Business
- Providing an opportunity for the community to play netball
- Training players
- Training coaches
- Training umpires
- Providing facilities for training
- Promoting Samford & district community identity and profile

Samford Netball Club and our Affiliations

Samford Netball Club is affliated with Downey Park Netball Association. DPNA is one of 5 associations that make up the Brisbane North Region. This region also includes Brisbane Netball Association, Pine Rivers Netball Association, QLD Catholic Netball Association and Redcliffe Leagues Netball Association. Brisbane North Region is one of 12 regions that  answers to Netball QLD and is one of the largest regions in the state.

Delegates from each of these 5 Associations meet monthly and discuss many issues such as carer courses, coaching, umpiring and player development courses within the region. Each Region supplies 2 teams (Tier 1 and 2) who compete in the Holden Cruze State competition (19 years and over). It is from these girls that ANL and Firebird players are selected. In 2010 both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 teams, the Kedron Wavell Cougars, won their relevant premierships. These teams were coached by Level 3 coaches Liz White (ex Australian player) and Amanda Vanderwahl (ex QLD player) respectively.

The Regions are also responsible for developing players for state representative teams through the Academy program. Girls from 14 to 17 years of age trial for each region in March and 12 are selected with 8 underpinners (reserves) to represent the region. These girls are selected for their own talents and not selected as a team.  An Academy coach is appointed and must deliver at least 3 x 3hr camps before the State trials in September. These camps include sessions by specialised coaches, fitness, conditioning and nutritional experts.  In the Phase 1 trials there are 144 athletes vying for U17 State selection.