Brooke Wade, secretary
Brunswick Byron Netball Association has had one of its most successful seasons on the courts and at the association level.
Our representative teams who went away to both state and state age championships. Our U/17s were undefeated champions in division three against some very strong teams; the U/13s remained undefeated as well in their division four giving them the winners title; while our U/14s played some incredibly tough games to gain the runners up title in division four.
Our U/15s overcame numerous injuries and some fierce competition to come fifth in their division four pool.
2018 marked the first year that we have run our Umpire Training program that included multiple theory training sessions targeting both our new umpires and those who have umpired in years before.
For the first time we began rewarding our umpires by implementing a payment system, which has driven our umpires to improve resulting in a record number of four umpires gaining their National C badge (Alice Guye, Amy Ross, Tysharna Puni and Della Hamilton-Knight) and our first-ever umpire receiving her National B (Kelly West).
Our association is incredibly proud of all our players and umpires and looks forward to welcoming everyone in 2019.