History

The History of Garville Netball Club

The Garville Netball Club is an inclusive club and was established in 1952 deriving its name from the Adelaide suburb, Woodville Gardens, where the club was based for many years. Over the years it has earned the reputation as one of Australia’s best and most respected netball clubs. The name Garville is synonymous with netball in South Australia. We are one of the State’s most successful and respected clubs and offer opportunities for players of all ages and backgrounds, whether they aspire to play for the Australia or simply to make netball a part of their life.

It has produced 18 international representatives – more than any other club in South Australia – including two Australian captains. Dual world championship captain Michelle den Dekker, dual world championship player Jennifer Borlase and Chris Burton have all played with Garville.

From 1987 to 1996 Garville played in every State League Grand Final, winning the title six times including four successive titles from 1992 until 1995 making it the most successful club at State League level.

The club also holds the record for the most successive South Australian A grade premierships from 1962 to 1967 and has won more A grade titles than any other team in the history of netball in South Australia.

Today Garville focuses on maintaining its playing success across all grades, while building on our reputation for fair play, player support and a competitive spirit. With more than 40 teams competing in 2016, we are also one of Adelaide’s largest and most popular clubs.

We are one of the inaugural Premier League clubs – the highest playing level in South Australia and the feeder competition for the Adelaide Thunderbirds and we field teams at all levels in the Adelaide Metropolitan Netball Division (AMND), from Sub-Primary through to seniors.

 

Honour Board

Garville Hall of Fame

  • Lyn Davey
  • Dianne Eckert

 

Australian Representatives

Garville Netball Club is proud of all of our players and officials who have gone on and become representatives of the game at National Level. We are a proud club with a proud history of national achievements from our players and officials and we salute them all.

Captains of Australian Team

Australian Players

Australian Officials

 

Club Officials

Garville Netball Club has become the club it is due to the amazing work and achievements of so many people. Many of these people have been tireless supporters of not only the Garville Netball Club but also that of the game. We are proud of the following club members who have been appointed Life Membership and held the positions of President and Secretary over the years.

Life Members

  • Betty Fisher
  • Hugh Murphy
  • Nathalie McRae
  • Chris Burton
  • Michelle Den Dekker
  • Lena Pomeroy
  • Shirley Benton
  • Lyn Fullston
  • Judy Uren
  • Di Eckert (nee Murphy)
  • Josie Pearce
  • Danni Grant
  • Robyn Gill
  • Linda Blandon (nee Benzan)         
  • Kath Ramage
  • Pat Nissen
  • Dallas Norton
  • Peter Downie
  • Sarah Downie-Doyle
  • Kate Downie
  • Michelle Kelso
  • Sandra Wade
  • Laura James
  • Briony Niendorf (Webb)         
  • Sharon Burton
  • Jennifer Borlase
  • Glenda West
  • Catherine Patto
  • Donna Raines
  • Jane Nicholson
  • Kay Cox
  • Jaynene Tauber
  • Christine Ebert
  • Lynda Nicholls
  • Kirsty Leonard-Down
  • Tracy White
  • Alice Johnswood
  • Michelle Blackburn
  • Jo Knapp
  • Rebecca Bassman
  • Helen Buvinic
  • Gabby Stengle
  • Kevin Spencer

Presidents

  • Helen Buvinic – 2009-present
  • Nathalie McRae – 2004-08
  • Peter Turner – 2003
  • Nathalie McRae – 2001-02
  • Peter Downie – 2000
  • Nathalie McRae – 1998-99
  • Hugh Murphy – 1979-97
  • Dawn White – 1977-78
  • Shirley Benton – 1974-76

Secretary

  • Sarah Downie-Doyle - 2015 - present
  • Nancy Donato – 2013 to 2014
  • Louise Caldwell / Jo Abel 2012
  • Lousie Caldwell – 2011
  • Fiona Madigan – 2006-2010
  • Janine Hyde – 2003-05
  • Ross Collins – 2000-02
  • Betty Fisher – 1999
  • Ros Collins – 1998
  • Betty Fisher – 1995 -97
  • Jo Wicks – 1994
  • Pat Nissen – 1993
  • Betty Fisher 1971-1992

Head Coach

The Garville Netball Club has been a proud member of the State and Premier Leagues since its inception. We celebrate our coaches who have been instrumental in winning Premierships and developing State and National recognised players.

Premier & State League Coach

  • Jackie Blyth (PL) 2011-present
  • Tonya Hutton (SL) 2010
  • Karen Watts & Rachel Porter (SL) 2009
  • Michelle den Dekker (SL) 2008
  • Kirsty Leonard-Down (SL) 2007
  • Louise Souter (SL) 2005 – 2006
  • Michelle Price (SL) 2003-2004
  • Roz Fraser (SL) 2002
  • Alison Clare (SL) 2000 – 2001
  • Josie Pearce (SL) 1999
  • Cheryl Barnett (SL) 1998
  • Deb Miller (SL) 1997
  • Lyn Fullston (SL) 1996
  • Pat Mickan (SL) 1991-95
  • Julie Francou (SL) 1987-89
  • Chris Burton (SL) 1986

Premier & State League Reserves Coach

  • Kirsty Leonard-Down (PLR) 2012-present
  • Alice Johnswood (PLR) 2010-2011
  • Lisa Clarke (SL-R) 2009
  • Kirsty Leonard-Down (SL-R) 2008
  • Kelly Wilson (SL-R) 2007
  • Kirsty Leonard-Down (SL-R) 2005 – 2006
  • Roz Frazer (SL-R) – 2001

Premierships

  • 2017 - Inter 3(1), Inter 5, S/Jnr 1, S/Jnr 5, S/Jnr 6, S/Jnr 8
  • 2016 - P6
  • 2015 - C3, Inter 4, Prim 5 (1)
  • 2014 – Inter 1 and Inter 3
  • 2013 ~ C3, Inter 5, S/Jnr2, Prim 1, Prim 2
  • 2012 ~ Jnr 5, Prim 4
  • 2011 ~ Inter 4
  • 2010 ~ Jnr 2 and Jnr 6
  • 2009 ~ Inter 5 and Jnr 9
  • 2008 ~ Inter 5, S/Jnr 8 and Prim 7
  • 2007 ~ S/Jnr 8
  • 2006 ~ Jnr 5
  • 2005 ~ Inter 2 and Prim 4
  • 2004 ~ Inter 1, Inter 2, Inter 4, Prim 2 and Prim 6
  • 2003 ~ Jnr 1
  • 2002 ~ Inter 5, Prim 3(1)
  • 2001 ~ State League Reserves, B1, Inter 4, Inter 5, Jnr 3, Jnr 5(2), Prim4(1)
  • 2000 ~ C3, Jnr 1, Jnr 3, Jnr 4, Jnr 5, S/Jnr 2, Prim 2(1)
  • 1998 ~ Junior 7
  • 1997 ~ S/Jnr 4 and Inter 6
  • 1996 ~ Inter 2, Jnr 1, Jnr 6, S/ Jnr 1, S/Jnr 3, Prim 1 and Prim 2
  • 1995 ~ State League, A2, 2 Inter sides, 2 Jnr sides and 3 S/Jnr sides
  • 1994 ~ A1, Inter 1, Inter 2, Jnr 2, S/Jnr 5 and S/Jnr 7
  • 1993 ~ A1, Inter 4, Inter 6, Jnr 1, Jnr 2, Jnr 5 and Jnr 9
  • 1992 ~ A1, Inter 1, Inter 3 and Jnr 7
  • 1991 ~ A1, B1, Inter 2, Jnr 2, Jnr 4, Jnr 8, S/Jnr 1, S/Jnr 2 and S/Jnr 3
  • 1990 ~ Inter 2, Inter 4, Jnr 1, Jnr 2, Jnr 5, S/Jnr 1, S/Jnr 4 and S/Jnr 6
  • 1989 ~ A1, Inter 1, Jnr 4 and Jnr 5
  • 1988 ~ A3, Inter 2, Inter 5, Jnr 5 and S/Jnr 7
  • 1987 ~ A1, B3, Inter 1 and Jnr 5
  • 1986 ~ A3, B3, Inter 1, Jnr 5 and S/Jnr 3
  • 1985 ~ Jnr 1 and S/Jnr 1
  • 1984 ~ Jnr 4, S/Jnr 2, S/Jnr 6 and Prim 4
  • 1982 ~ Inter 1, Inter 2, Inter 3, S/Jnr 2 and Prim 2
  • 1981 ~ Inter 1, Jnr 1 and S/Jnr 1
  • 1980 ~ Inter 2
  • 1974~ A1
  • 1971~ A1