In 1981 a group of mothers volunteered to teach netball skills to the grade 3, 4, 5 & 6 girls at St Michael’s Primary School. This was because the school could not provide the tuition and there was no club in the area which could assist the school.
After several years of successful interschool competition, in 1984, the mothers decided to enter a team in the Waverley District Netball Association (WDNA) under the name St Michael’s. Over the next few years the numbers of teams grew from one to five covering the age groups of 10-16.
In 1987, it was decided by the parents of team members to formalise the club, adopting a constitution, appointing a committee and coaching staff and St Michael’s Netball Club was formed. It wasn’t until 1994 that the committee incorporated the club.
1994 was also the first year that the club entered a team in the competition at Waverley Night Netball Association (WNNA). By the mid to late 1990’s, members were being selected to represent WDNA at Association tournaments and the Interstate Association Carnival.
In Spring 2004, after competing in the WDNA top senior section for a number of years, the club’s top senior side entered in the Waverley City Netball Association (WCNA) at Jells Park.
At the end of 2005, the club’s senior players played off for a position in WNNA premier league, one of the top competitions in Victoria, outside State League, and a launching pad to challenge for State League. The club was successful and the team finished on top of the ladder in the first season of competition.
We have since expanded to include a Rep level program with 13/U, 15/U, 17/U, Open and Premier League teams.
The club has continued to grow over the years, and now offers Saturday netball at WDNA, Social Netball at WNNA and WCNA, and Rep level netball to senior and junior teams at WNNA.