My name is Gemma Rowe and I have been playing and coaching netball for 20 years. Netball is a wonderful game that has given me a great deal of satisfaction and pleasure. I love netball due to its simplicity but its wonderful ability to bring people together whilst playing a great game.

Some of netballs many advantages;

  • Students learn how to play in a team and develop good sportsmanship
  • Doesn’t matter size/ability level there is a position on the court for everyone
  • Develops hand/eye coordination and reaction time
  • Teaches spacial awareness
  • Excellent for all forms of fitness  
  • Boosts confidence
  • Develops adversity

Netball is played by more than 20 million people in more than 80 countries worldwide and is most popular in Commonwealth nations. In 1995 netball became a recognised sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Netball is the most popular women’s sport in Australia with an estimated one million players nationwide. Although traditionally identified as a sport for women, Saint Spyridon College is breaking down these stereotypes and continually registering successful mixed teams.

Saint Spyridon Netball Program: 

Thunder Cup is a participated based after-school competition run by Netball SA for students in 3-7. Held Thursday afternoons at Priceline Stadium. Thunder Cup provides primary school students the opportunity to enjoy netball in a safe environment, focusing on sportsmanship, participation and having fun! 

Where: Outdoor, Priceline Stadium, 155 Rainway Tce, Mile End South

When: Thursday afternoons, 4:00pm – 5:00pm. 

Training: Tuesday after school, 3:30pm-4:30pm, Unley Primary School 

Dates: Term 2 and 3

Cost: $55 per term

Uniform: Supplied by school, must be returned at the end of the season.