Lapstone Glenbrook Netball Club is part of Blue Mountains Netball Association.
Our club was formed in 1975 when pre-existing smaller clubs merged together. These clubs included St Peters Netball Club, Lapstone Public School and Glenbrook Public School.
Our strong relationship with Lapstone and Glenbrook Public Schools continues today, with many children, parents and teachers from both schools involved with our club.
St Peters Netball Club was run out of the Anglican Church that was in recent times replaced by the newer Lower Mountains Anglican Church on Wascoe St. Originally, the club was located in the church building which has since been relocated to Ross St and used as a cafe, next to Glenbrook Nursery. It was once known as "The Church Cafe" and more recently "Glenbrook Underground".
Our club trains and plays at Lapstone Netball Courts at Lapstone, in the Lower Blue Mountains of NSW.
Training days and times are set by coaches each year and considers both the coaches and players availability.
We allow registrations for players ranging from age 6 and up, based on the age that the player turns in the registration year.
Girls and boys can play in mixed teams up to 12 years of age, after which the teams become girls or boys only.
During summer, Blue Mountains Netball Association runs a "Twilight" competition, where we see these rules relaxed, and mixed teams play at all ages.
Belinda Fowler (general club or competition information)
firstname.lastname@example.org / 0410516754
Melissa Perisce (public officer and general club contact)
email@example.com / 0413393400
Kristy Joseph (social media and facebook/instagram chat contact)
firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook/instagram chat
At Lapstone Glenbrook Netball Club we are always on the lookout for parents and players who want to get further involved. From coaching, to umpiring, to sitting on the committee, there are plenty of jobs to do to keep the purple and green machine humming. If you're keen, feel free to reach out to us
Our committee is a friendly, constructive and safe environment where people can be themselves, learn new things, and enjoy giving back to their community through netball as a community service. There are always jobs to do with netball, some big, some small. So, if you just want to help on a Saturday, take minutes at a meeting, or take the plunge and join the committee, we need you!
To find out more about getting involved at the club, contact Melissa Perisce our club Secretary at email@example.com
Coaches can start their careers as head coach as young as the year they turn 15, or earlier as assistant coaches to a qualified coach.
Coaching support is provided by our Coaching Convenor. Online courses are also available with a development pathway that can take you to the pinnacle of netball coaching.
A working with children check is sometimes required depending on the age of the coach and their relationship to the team (and/or the latest guidelines).
To find out more about coaching, contact Lauren Knussen our Coaching Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Umpires can start their careers as early as the year they turn 12. Umpires are paid for matches which makes for a nice bit of pocket money, particularly for junior umpires.
Umpires are required to complete their Rules of Netball Theory Exam before commencing their development pathway. On successful completion, umpires will be supported by the Umpiring Convenor in learning the basics of umpiring through practical experience (umpiring matches).
After the appropriate competency has been demonstrated, umpires are given their "merit" certificate, which indicates they are ready to start umpiring alone. From this point, umpires are paid for their services.
To find out more about umpiring, contact our Umpires Convenor Gillian Scott at email@example.com.
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