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Kalangadoo Netball Club shines

For the second time in three years the Kalangadoo Netball Club has been awarded the Club Excellence Award for Country and Regional Associations.

The prestigious award recognises clubs for their on-court and off-court excellence. Points are awarded based on the club’s performance, as well as coach accreditations and umpire badges during the 2017 season.

Kalangadoo Netball Club President, Katie Croser, said the club was very surprised, proud and excited to win the award again.

“The 2017 winter season was once again very successful for our club,” she said.

“Three junior and three senior teams made the finals with the A Grade, A Reserves and 17/U teams winning their grand finals.

“We have a lot of depth in our playing squad and coaches, with our more experienced players helping to coach our juniors.”

The Kalangadoo Netball Club has a long history of success with 32 A Grade premierships won across 57 seasons, along with great success in other grades.

The club is just as hardworking behind the scenes as they are on the court, with members loyal to upholding the club’s facilities and culture.

“We are dedicated to working together to keep the great environment we have and continuing to attract quality players,” Katie said.

“We are currently working hard to upgrade the club’s change rooms and toilet facilities.”

As part of the Club Excellence Award the club received a $2,000 grant, which Katie said is very valuable.

“There are many projects the $2,000 could go towards. Next season we will have new dresses, so the grant money could be used to help reduce the costs of the dresses for our members. The funds could also go towards the redevelopment of our change rooms and toilets.”

The Kalangadoo Netball Club, which is part of Mid South East Netball Association, has 90 registered players. In 2017, one umpire received her C Grade Badge. The award was announced at the December Netball SA Council meeting.


Bute receives STARCLUB recognition

The Bute Netball Club is the latest netball club to reach the highest level of achievement in the Office for Recreation and Sport’s STARCLUB program.

Bute Netball Club received STARCLUB Recognition in late November.

In his note of congratulations Yorke Peninsula and Lower Mid North STARCLUB Field Officer, Giles Ellis, acknowledged that the club is hardworking, family focussed and well deserving of the Recognition.

“It is great to see you achieve the highest level of Good Sports Program and maintain involvement in the Green Shirt program,” Giles wrote.

“Throw in your highly regarded Jenny Taylor Award and the club is on a strong footing for the future. Well done to all involved and a special thank you from Netball SA for your ongoing development on and off the court.”

The STARCLUB Recognition Program provides a checklist for clubs to ensure they are operating legally, by having risk management, equal opportunity and child safe environment policies in place. It also assists with strategic planning to ensure the club can be sustainable into the future and provides tips and support to help clubs with volunteer retention and recruitment.

For more information on the STARCLUB Recognition Program, visit