Voting rights for top tier
Stakeholders in regional netball across the State have been congratulated for their foresight by Netball WA president Deane Pieters.
The 11 Netball WA regions will now be dissolved after the delegates voted in favour of adopting a new Netball WA constitution at this year’s annual general meeting, which will see voting rights awarded to tier one associations.
This means the tier one associations will be incorporated and must sign and comply with the Netball WA Association Annual Affiliation Agreement, as well as ensuring they have the prescribed number of registered playing and non-playing members and unique product participants.
The new regional office structure is being rolled out, which will have Netball WA staff employed across the State.
Three of these staff will be in metropolitan offices and one in the North West, Midwest-Gascoyne, Wheatbelt-Goldfields, Great Southern, South West and Peel.
Mr Pieters noted the significance of the reform and praised the regions.
“This has truly been a landmark year for netball in Western Australia, and I would particularly like to thank the regions for their foresight in advancing our game,” he said.
“For the past three decades, the regions have made incredible contributions to the sport of netball across the State, and on behalf of Netball WA, I say thank you to the countless administrators who have driven our great game.
“While we acknowledged two volunteers from each region at this year’s Jill McIntosh Medal, we know there are hundreds of others who have made invaluable contributions in their respective regions.”
According to Netball WA, more information regarding tier one associations and the regional office structure, including staffing appointments, will be revealed shortly.
Former Olympic Games swimmer Deane Pieters is the boss of Netball WA. Big changes are being made to the sport in country WA.