The club started in 2000, when two mothers wanted to create a team for their daughters to play netball. The team consisted of nine students from Ormond Primary (and wore the yellow school shirt and green skirt). Training at the school, they played in the Caulfield and District Netball Association (CDNA) on Saturday morning. As word spread, more girls wanted to play and in 2001 Ormond had two teams, Green and Gold. 2002 saw three teams represent Ormond, Green, Gold and White.
2003 saw girls from many schools wanting to play and the uniform then changed to a navy sleeved/aqua bodied polo and navy skirt. The 2003 season saw Ormond's first premiership win. Ormond also entered teams in regional tournaments, which were very successful. In this year the club become incorporated.
In 2005 Ormond entered a team in the Kingston & District Association because of Saturday morning sport commitments that many girls faced. This team was coached by Netball Victoria's president Jenny Sanchez who brought lots of experience to the club. In 2007 Ormond moved their afternoon team to the Sandringham Youth Club Netball Association (SYCNA). Since then, Ormond have another two teams playing at SYCNA and have won multiple premierships.
The uniform again changed in 2008, with girls sporting a lycra skirts and singlet combination, still featuring the navy and aqua colours, in a blaze pattern. As of 2019 the uniform consists of either a blue dress or blue shirt and shorts featuring a white and blue geometric pattern.
Today, Ormond Netball Club as over 200 players across 23 teams - the biggest the club has ever been!
Ormond Netball Club is run by volunteers, with many coaches being students. Our committee is always looking for fresh faces and we welcome parents to be team managers, coaches or help in other ways.
Playing at Ormond
Ormond Netball Club teams play in competitions in the following age groups:
9 and under mixed
11 and under mixed
13 and under mixed
15 and under mixed
15 and under female
17 and under female
Our players come from all over Melbourne to play for the Club – players do not need to live locally.
All team in the 9U, 11U and 13U are mixed teams and may consist of both females and males, with no restrictions. In 15U we have both female and mixed teams. There are no restriction on the number of females or males in the 15U mixed team, however only 3 boys can be on court at any one time, one per third.
We welcome whole teams wanting to join the Club, as well as individuals looking to join a team.
Where we play
All our teams play in the CDNA competition at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve in Murrumbeena. Duncan Mackinnon Reserve is located on the corner of North Road and Murrumbeena Road.
There is parking at the courts, however this fills up very quickly on match days. Parking is also available in nearby side streets and on Murrumbeena and East Boundary Roads. There is also public transport near the courts, including the 630 bus.
We also enter teams in various external tournaments throughout the year. Tournaments are not compulsory but they do provide players with a great opportunity for additional match practice.
When we play
There are two seasons during the year. The first – the Autumn season – runs from February to June. The second – the Spring season – runs from July to November. There are no matches during school holidays.
The 11 and under competition takes place on Friday nights during the season. Match times are 5.00pm, 5.40pm and 6.20pm. All other competitions are run on Saturdays, between 8.00am and 12.30pm.
Training takes place each Wednesday for an hour. Training times are dependent on the coaches' availability and the availability of the training facilities. All training takes place at the netball courts at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve. Training may be cancelled due to weather. If this is the case, your coach or team manager will notify you in advance.
All players taking to the court must wear an Ormond Netball Club uniform. Uniforms are available to purchase through the club. Click here to visit our Uniform page.