how it was
Interestingly our founder Aileen Brodigan had daughters at Maria Regina school, there wasn’t a netball program there at that time and thats how she started Peninsula Netball Club over 47 years ago. Peninsula is one of the oldest and largest clubs within the Manly Warringah Netball Assoc.
We cater for players as young as 6-7years of age with our NetsetGo 8 week clinic in May which is a basic introduction to the sport of netball teaching basic skills and enhancing hand-eye-ball coordination and agility movement.
Then when the players are 8 & 9 years of age they progress to playing in the weekly sat comp with a modified rules in a ungraded environment where they develop their skills further and identify what sort of player you are – an attacker or a defender, a shooter or a keeper. The great things about the Netsetgo program is that every chid plays all positions on the netball court. At Peninsula we are constantly developing the skills of not only our players but also our coaches – to make sure they are teaching the right things in the best way.
At 10 years the girls are graded into teams to play the full rules of netball where they play against other clubs within the Manly Warringah Netball Assoc until the age of 18yrs, After that you move into the senior comp until you play as long as you want! Last year Peninsula had 46 teams from 8yrs to Seniors, but majority are juniors.
Peninsula is one of the largest clubs within MWNA so we can cater to all abilities and ensure that every player is in the right team for her skill level – whether she’s only in it for fun and to learn new skills or if she’s extremely good and competitive and wants to go all the way – we can provide the pathways for any opportunities they desire. We use indoor training facilities at Avalon and Narrabeen that we use Mon – Fri each week from March. We are incredibly lucky to have some really amazing coaches with years of experience and sporting backgrounds so our girls really thrive at Peninsula and our players success but mostly happiness and retention is testament to that.