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Presidents Report for 2021 AGM
Welcome to the 2021 Annual General Meeting for the Goolwa Netball Club.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all the existing committee members for their time and effort throughout the season.
This past season has not been without its challenges, once again navigating through covid restrictions and our return to netball in 2021. As a club I believe we have managed the continually changing circumstances at a high level and continued to be a united front. Everyone involved should be extremely proud.
2021 Achievements
  • The Goolwa oval recreation precinct development.
Stage 1 Building designs, two story building including changerooms, first aid rooms, umpire spaces, toilets, social spaces, canteen, kitchen, bar, multiple storage areas, optimum viewing for spectators and environment elements including solar panels, rainwater storage and recycled material.
Significant federal and state government funding combined with councils’ contribution. The federal government contributed $5 million towards the upgrade and the state government funded $800,000 from the state governments (round 2) grass roots football, cricket and netball facility program.
  • Fundraising
Goolwa Netball Club runs the gate every home game for the Goolwa Port Elliott Football Club and receives a percentage of the takings every week.
We ran a long weekend barbeque at Kies Home Timber and Hardware who are one of our major sponsors.
Mother’s Day raffle
Quiz night combined with Goolwa Port Elliott Football Club
Goolwa RSL donate $500 annually to our junior netball program.
Unfortunately, our kids disco, magpie ball and saints and sinners’ social events were cancelled due to Covid-19.
  • Umpire development
We are extremely pleased to have 6 junior green shirt umpires along with 1 B Badge 5 C badge and a total of 30 umpires. We had no further umpires being badged this season.
  • Coach development
Goolwa Netball club currently has 13 foundation coaches, 2 development coaches and 1 intermediate coach. We continually strive to have all coaches accredited.
  • Player development
Our NetSetGo program commenced on Monday 19th of July and runs for 10 weeks. We had 6 members in SAPSASA. Mia Smith-Ballard won the association best and fairest for Under13 div 3 with Ruby Bailetti finishing in the top 5. Rebecca Dibben won the association Senior6 best and fairest. Ashlee Wray won the association senior 4 best and fairest and Kylie Jarret finished 4th in the association League Best and Fairest.
Our 13 div 3’s, senior 6 and senior 5 all made finals, with senior 6 making it to the grand final but unfortunately losing.
As always, we appreciate the support we get from our local community through numerous sponsors.
Thank you to
  • Foodland Goolwa
  • Goolwa Hotel
  • Carpet Court
  • Kies Home Timber and Hardware
  • Goolwa Concrete
  • Goolwa Priceline
  • South Coast Auto Repairs
  • Heritage Pies and Pastries
  • Southern Coast Legal
  • Complete Hair Education
  • Harcourts South Coast
  • Elders Goolwa
  • Sa Design and Print
We have worked hard this season to get back to playing netball and navigating through the ever-changing covid requirements. We have had a consistent covid marshal and continued to adhere to the changing restrictions and covid safe plans.
General Club Highlights
  • Our new facility development is a huge highlight for our club. We are looking forward to the future where we have the appropriate facilities to hold finals and other large netball events.
  • SOCK IT TO SARCOMA. Players across the Goolwa Netball Club and Willunga Netball Club ditched their boring socks and rocked their odd socks in support for the SOCK IT TO SARCOMA foundation.
  • We attended the Adelaide Thunderbirds and Collingwood Magpies match at Priceline Stadium. The club organised a bus and took members to and from the match.
  • We have been impressed with our volunteer numbers on the oval gate. All teams have supplied players and parents to run the gate. This has been one of our biggest money makers this season.
  • Goolwa Foodland donated a T-Shirt for every member which will be dispersed in 2022. We thank Goolwa Foodland for their continuous support, having been sponsors for 10+ years.
  • We have been extremely pleased with the number of juniors that have participated in the green shirt umpiring program. This is encouraging for our future umpiring numbers.
  • We have had over 15 player milestones this year including many players playing 100, 200 and 300 game milestones.
  • Two of our longest serving members Yvonne Ballard and Margaret Bedford have retired after outstanding dedication to the Goolwa Netball Club. Court 1 has been named Yvonne Ballard Court after her 50+ years of service.
  • Our relationship with the Goolwa Port Elliott football club is extremely positive working together with a majority of our social events. We are looking forward to strengthening this relationship in the future when we become one sporting complex.
Looking towards the future we are hoping to increase our clubs’ playing numbers. We have experienced a drop in playing numbers since Covid-19 and hope in the coming years we can re-strengthen our top-level teams as well as create more player depth within our club. Some of our junior teams have struggled to be competitive in their selected divisions which we hope to improve on next year. The development of these players is a major focus for the club.
I strongly believe in continuous improvement which brings us to the importance of tonight’s AGM. For the club to continue to strengthen we need a committee comprising of appropriate, dedicated and motivated people. The Goolwa Netball Club will progress with a successful committee and I feel confident that we will continue to grow and succeed and move successfully into season 2022.
Olivia Longmire – 2021 President
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